This engaging anthology of essays and short stories explores important-and sometimes provocative-issues of human diversity from multiple perspectives. Perspectives on Diversity: Selected Readings offers accessible readings from unique personal voices, many of which relate specifically to the concerns of teachers. With its varied contributors-including teachers, scientists, fiction writers, feminists, journalists, historians, sociologists, teacher educators, psychologists, linguists, and community organizers (including one who was elected President of the United States)-this book emphasizes hopeful and practical strategies for addressing challenging issues. It will give readers an opportunity to explore truths about the diverse human experience, from both the past and present, for a brighter future.
Kent Koppelman is the author of Understanding Differences: Multicultural Education for a Diverse America and Values in the Key of Life. After retiring in 2007, he received an award from Iowa State University for his career achievements. Kent is currently working on a book on American attitudes toward diversity and pluralism.