Sunday, June 15, 2008

Book Group Experiment

This summer our faculty and staff will be reading about diversity in our school and community. Instead of the ususal one-book-fits-all approach, a reading list was compiled and faculty and staff could choose from among 12 books. Here are the titles the eight groups will be reading:
1. White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son by Tim Wise
2. Invisible Privilege: A Memoir About Race, Class and Gender by Paula Rothenberg
3. Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights by Kenji Yoshino
4. Privilege, Power and Difference by Allan Johnson
5. A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America by Ronald Takaki
6. Educating Citizens in a Multicultural Society, 2nd Edition by James A. Banks
7. Teaching and Learning in a Diverse World, Third Edition by Patricia G. Ramsey
8. Widening the Circle: Including Children with Disabilities in Preschool Programs by Samuel L. Odom (editor)

Email groups have been set up with group leaders coordinating summer discussions among the members of each group.  At our opening fall faculty and staff meeting, groups will share their impressions of the books read.