Diversity in Teaching & Learning
Teaching and learning are cultural experiences. Classroom behaviors and practices are strongly influenced by an instructor's own cultural background, and each of us must work hard not to privilege students of one background and disadvantage others whose language experience, abilities, or learning styles differ from our own.
When a student hails from another country, differences in language, dress, and appearance can be apparent. First-day introductions might politely bring to light these differences and satisfy couriosity about the variety of places that each student calls home.Underscoring the value of these differences will set a positive tone for future classroom interactions.
Publications & Online Resources
UI Center for Teaching
College Composition and Communication CCCC Blog
Chemistry, Society and Civic Engagement (Part 1):
The SPENCER Project
Chemistry, Society and Civic Engagement (Part 2):
Uranium and American Indians
A Dozen Teaching Tips for Diverse Classrooms
The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 26, 2007
by Piper Fogg
Association of American Colleges and Universities
Faculty Identity and Diversity
- Elizabeth A. Peterson and Stephen D. Brookfield. Race and Racism: A Critical Dialogue
- Chance W. Lewis. From a Minority to a Majority Teaching Environment: Lessons Learned and Transferable. In Teaching Diversity: Challenges and Complexities, Identities and Integrity
- Fang-Yi Flora Wei. Cross-Cultural Teaching Apprehension: A Coidentity Approach Toward Minority Teachers. In New Directions for Teaching and Learning (No. 110).
- Ahlam Muhtaseb. From Behind the Veil: Students’ Resistance from Different Directions. In New Directions for Teaching and Learning (No. 110).
- J. Ryan and C. Sackrey. Strangers in Paradise: Academics from the Working Class. University Press of America.
- Christine Stanley. Faculty of Color Teaching in Predominantly White Institutions. Bolton, Mass.: Anker Publishing.
- Kerry Ann Rockquemore. Forced to Pass and Other Sins Against Authenticity. In Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory. (pp. 17-32)
- Kathleen Farrell, Nisha Gupta, and Mary Queen. Interrupting Heteronormativity.
- Etienne Wenger. Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning and Identity.
- Diane P Freedman and Martha Stoddard Holmes. The Teacher's Body: Embodiment, Authority and Identity in the Academy.
- Catherine H. Middlecamp. Diversity in the Physical Science Curriculum: The Intellectual Challenge. In Handbook of College Science Teaching.