Posted by: Gregory Linton | 11/12/2019

Higher Ed Resource of the Week: Teaching about Race and Racism in the College Classroom

West Virginia University Press has released Teaching about Race and Racism in the College Classroom: Notes from a White Professor by Cyndi Kernahan. Kernahan is professor of psychology at University of Wisconsin—River Falls. In this 228-page book, she offers practical strategies for teaching about race and racism while maintaining a compassionate learning environment that allows for mistakes and avoids shaming students. She also describes how white students and students of color experience the classroom differently. The six chapters of the book are as follows:

  1. Naïve Understandings: How We Differ from Our Students
  2. Struggling Students: How and Why Resistance Happens
  3. Getting Yourself Together: Developing a Secure Teacher Identity
  4. Belonging in the Classroom: Creating Moments of Positivity and Connection
  5. Expectations: From Ground Rules to Growth Mindsets
  6. Course Content: Problems and Solutions

The book is for sale on Amazon for $24.99 and in Kindle format for $23.74.


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