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October 24 , 2009

Against Common Sense

Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice


The phrase "teaching for social justice" is often used, but not always explained. What does it look like to teach for social justice? What are the implications for anti-oppressive teaching across different areas of the curriculum? Drawing on his own experiences teaching diverse grades and subjects, leading author and educator Kevin Kumashiro examines various aspects of anti-oppressive teaching and learning in six different subject areas. Celebrating 10 years as a go-to resource for K-12 teachers and teacher educators, this third edition of the bestselling Against Common Sense features:

• A new introduction that addresses the increased challenges of anti-oppressive teaching in an era of teacher evaluations, standardization and ever-increasing accountability.
• End of chapter teacher responses that provide subject-specific examples of what anti-oppressive teaching really looks like in the classroom.
• End of chapter questions for reflection that will enhance comprehension and help readers translate abstract ideas into classroom practice.
• Additional readings and resources to inspire students to further their social justice education.

Compelling and accessible, Against Common Sense continues to offer readers the tools they need to begin teaching against their common sense assumptions and toward social justice.

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