The summer is a great time to do some reflection and planning in preparation for the fall semester. In the spirit of supporting your fall prep efforts, we are excited to share a mid-summer reading list with you.
This July, we’re sharing our favorite books on inclusive teaching and hope you’ll consider spending some time reading one (or more) of them. We encourage you to share your thoughts with us about any one of these books by using the hashtag #CNDLSSummerReading and tagging us (@cndls) on Facebook and Twitter.
If you’re on Georgetown’s campus, feel free to drop by our office (Car Barn 314) and check out a book from our CNDLS Library (We have copies of Teaching to Transgress and Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race).
W. Carson Byrd (editor), Rachelle J. Brunn-Bevel (editor), Sarah M. Ovink (editor) – Intersectionality and Higher Education: Identity and Inequality on College Campuses
Intersectionality and Higher Education: Identity and Inequality on College Campuses is a collection of essays examining how intersecting identities of race, gender, age, ability, nationality, sexuality and sexual orientation impact the college campus experience. It presents a range of perspectives from undocumented students, to the difference between undergraduate and graduate students as well as the experiences of faculty and staff from varying socioeconomic backgrounds. The collection provides an approach for higher education institutions to support all of its students, staff and faculty.
Anthony Jack – Privileged Poor
Students from low-economic and low resourced backgrounds are enrolling in elite universities across the country, but these universities are struggling to understand and assist disadvantaged students in truly feeling welcomed on campus. In The Privileged Poor, Jack draws on interviews with undergraduate students at a prominent American university to illustrate differences in how students from low economic backgrounds experience campus culture and policies and how those differences impact their success.
Beverly Tatum – Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race
CNDLS 2018 Plenary Speaker, President Emerita of Spelman College, author, and educator Beverly Tatum writes about racial and ethical divides in Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race. She brings diverse perspectives to the forefront, illustrating racial identity development and encourages readers to engage in meaningful conversations about race.
bell hooks – Teaching to Transgress
Writer and teacher bell hooks writes in Teaching to Transgress how educators’ most important goal is to teach students the kind of freedom that comes after learning how to transgress against socially constructed boundaries. hooks provokes readers to consider methods for combating racism and sexism and the growing multicultural classroom.
Others on Our List
- Ira Shor – When Students Have Power: Negotiating Authority in a Critical Pedagogy
- Zaretta L. Hamond – Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
- Paolo Freire – Pedagogy of the Oppressed
- Gary Orfield & Nicholas Hillman – Accountability and Opportunity in Higher Education: The Civil Rights Dimension
- Jay T Dolmage – Academic Ableism
- Saundra Y. McGuire – Teach Students How to Learn
- Sarah Elizabeth Lewis (editor) – Vision & Justice: A Civic Curriculum