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Diversity and Motivation: Culturally Responsive Teaching in College / Edition 2

Diversity and Motivation: Culturally Responsive Teaching in College / Edition 2

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When the first edition of Diversity and Motivation waspublished in 1995, it became a premier resource for faculty andadministrators seeking effective and practical strategies thatfoster motivation among culturally diverse student groups.

This revised and updated second edition of Diversity andMotivation offers a comprehensive understanding of teachingmethods that promote respect, relevance, engagement, and academicsuccess. Margery B. Ginsberg and Raymond J. Wlodkowski base theirinsights and concrete suggestions on their experiences and researchas college faculty.

The book defines norms, illustrates practices, and providestools to develop four foundational conditions for intrinsicallymotivated learning: establishing inclusion, developing a positiveattitude, enhancing meaning, and engendering competence. Theauthors provide perspectives on the social justice implications ofeach condition.

Diversity and Motivation includes resources to helpeducators create a supportive community of learners, facilitateequitable discussions in linguistically diverse classrooms, designengaging lessons, and assess students fairly. The ideas in thisbook apply across disciplines and include teaching practices thatcan be easily adapted to a range of postsecondary settings.

In addition, the authors include a cohesive approach to syllabusconstruction, lesson design, and faculty development. This newedition also contains a framework for motivating students outsidetraditional classroom settings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787996116
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/20/2009
Series: CourseSmart Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Margery B. Ginsberg is associate professor and director ofLeadership for Learning, a doctoral program for aspiringsuperintendents and system-level leaders at the University ofWashington–Seattle. Her publications include MotivationMatters: A Workbook for School Change and Creating HighlyMotivating Classrooms for All Students: A Schoolwide Approach toPowerful Teaching with Diverse Learners. She focuses her work onthe ongoing improvement of teaching in primary, secondary, andpostsecondary education.

Raymond J. Wlodkowski is a former professor of educationalpsychology who specializes in motivation and adult learning. He isthe author of Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn, winner of thePhillip E. Frandson Award for Literature.

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Table of Contents



The Authors.

1. Understanding Relationships Between Culture and Motivation toLearn.

2. Establishing Inclusion.

3. Developing Attitude.

4. Enhancing Meaning.

5. Engendering Competence.

6. Implementing a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy.


Resource A: Charting Insights from Lesson Study.

Resource B: Working with a Faculty Team to Introduce theMotivational Framework.

Resource C: The Motivational Framework.

Resource D: The Motivational Framework Lesson Plan.

Resource E: Facilitating Equitable Discussions Within aMulticultural Classroom.

Resource F: Effective Lecturing Within a MulticulturalClassroom.

Resource G: Providing Written Feedback to Students in aMulticultural Classroom.

Resource H: Cooperative Lesson Worksheet.

Resource I: Inclusion, Attitude, Meaning, and CompetenceRubrics.

Resource J: Peer Coaching Rubrics.

Resource K: Evaluating the Motivational Conditions of aClass.


Name Index.

Subject Index.

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