Transcending Difference: Montreal Educators' Response to Diversity

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Transcending Difference: Montreal Educators' Response to Diversity
Abstract
The author examines eight Montreal educators and their teaching experiences in multicultural schools and classrooms. These female and male practitioners represent different racial, ethnic, linguistic and class groups, and a range of teaching experience. The author considers how their understanding of diversity shapes and informs their teaching practices in the specific socio-political, cultural and linguistic venue of Montreal. The teachers' stories reveal the knowledge, attitudes, skills, awareness, and values that contribute to dialoguing across difference, and provides the reader with an image of what a multicultural educator might look like. The overarching theme of this study is the potential fusion between educational theory and classroom practice. The educators profiled offer a framework for communicating and relating to pluralistic learning and teaching environments, and open the possibility for meaningful dialogue about diversity in classrooms, schools, and the community at large.
Type
PhD dissertation
University
University of Toronto
Place
Toronto, ON
Date
2002
Language
en
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Citation
Valle, Gina. “Transcending Difference: Montreal Educators’ Response to Diversity.” PhD dissertation, University of Toronto, 2002. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk4/etd/NQ69134.PDF.
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