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Berlak, Ann

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Works: 6 works in 30 publications in 2 languages and 1,472 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Abstracts  Case studies 
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Most widely held works by Ann Berlak
Taking it personally : racism in the classroom from kindergarten to college by Ann Berlak( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that children of color are the victims of an institutionalized racism that affects the teaching they receive at every academic level
Dilemmas of schooling : teaching and social change by Ann Berlak( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study illuminates how the everyday activity of teachers raises profound economic, cultural, ethical, political and research issues, and provides a new and fruitful way of examining the practice of teaching. The first part of the book offers a detailed description of sensitively recorded school situations, arising from work carried out in a number of British primary schools. From the analysis of their research the authors constructed a theoretical perspective for looking at schooling in the form of sixteen 'dilemmas'; the second half of the book is concerned with this perspective, and show
Joelito's big decision = La gran decisión de Joelito by Ann Berlak( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every Friday evening Joelito goes with his family to MacMann's for a juicy burger. But this Friday Joelito finds his best friend Brandon standing with his parents in a crowd protesting their low pay at the fast food restaurant. Will Joelito cross the picket line for a tasty burger?"--Publisher's website
Dilemmas of Schooling (RLE Edu L) by Ann Berlak( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study illuminates how the everyday activity of teachers raises profound economic, cultural, ethical, political and research issues, and provides a new and fruitful way of examining the practice of teaching. The first part of the book offers a detailed description of sensitively recorded school situations, arising from work carried out in a number of British primary schools. From the analysis of their research the authors constructed a theoretical perspective for looking at schooling in the form of sixteen 'dilemmas'; the second half of the book is concerned with this perspective, and s
Taking It Personally Encountering Racism in a Cultural Diversity Course by Ann Berlak( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper describes a crisis that occurred within a course for preservice and inservice teachers, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity. The crisis occurred when students were asked to confront the effects of racism on themselves and the children they teach. It was provoked by a guest presentation by a militant African-American classroom teacher who teaches poor African-American and Chinese immigrant children. Her presentation challenged and destabilized the way that most class members saw themselves and the roles they were playing or likely to play as teachers in reproducing and transforming the existing racial, linguistic, and socioeconomic hierarchies. The result was violent anger, hurt, and argument on the part of many of the predominantly white students. However, as they processed the presentation and examined their reactions over time, the students began to see what the guest speaker was trying to tell them about white privilege and racism and why they had reacted the way they did to the speaker's rage. The presentation and resulting processing even affected how the course's teacher thought about racial dynamics and teaching about racism. (Contains 36 references.) (SM)
Taking It Personally: Racism in the Classroom from Kindergarten toCollege. Teaching and Learning Social Justice Series by Ann Berlak( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book chronicles two teachers and their own educational progress in antiracist education. When one, a female African American elementary school teacher, accepted an invitation from the other, a White college professor, to speak to her graduate preservice teacher education class (a required multicultural education course), an explosive classroom incident occurred. This book highlights the incident and its aftermath. The incident, a role-playing activity, brought to the foreground deeply held beliefs and prejudices not previously voiced by students in this classroom. The authors explore these currents through their own autobiographical writings, reflective discussions about the incident, and student reactions, journals, and essays. The book offers tools to help teachers think through their own practices as educators. The collection of accounts show the nature of racism in the classroom and what can be done to weaken its hold on individuals and society. In part 1, "Our Racial Autobiographies," the teachers discuss "How I Got My 'Black Attitude' Problem" and "How I Developed an 'Obduracy of Tone.'" In part 2, "All Right, Who Started It?" The teachers describe the classroom encounter and its aftermath. In part 3, "What's Going On Here?" The teachers analyze the situation. (Sm)
 
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Taking it personally : racism in the classroom from kindergarten to college
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