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Teaching Diversity

These resources on teaching diversity are designed to support educators who engage in discussions of cultural pluralism in the classroom. Articles describe the best practices for teaching college students to think critically and dynamically about social, cultural, and religious diversity.

Major Problems in American Immigration History, Mae Ngai and Jon Gjerde (2012)

Does Race Matter: Transatlantic Perspectives on Racism After ‘Race Relations,’” Robert Miles and Rudy Torres (2007)

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism, Angela Davis (1998)

White Privilege: Unpacking the Knapsack,” Peggy McIntosh (1989) 

How the Teacher’s Race Affects the Teaching of Race,” Rucha Ambikar and Dennis Lunt, Chronicle of Higher Education (2016)

Pedagogical Approaches to Student Racial Conflict in the Classroom,” P. A. Pasque et al., Journal of Diversity in Higher Education (2013)

Addressing Racial Awareness and Color-Blindness in Higher Education,” New Directions for Teaching and Learning (2014)

Teaching as an Act of Social Justice and Equity,” Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast (2018)

Additional Resources

Georgetown University, Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship

Wabash College, Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion 

Brown University, The Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

Harvard University, The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning

Vanderbilt University, Center for Teaching

Religious Pluralism in the Academy: Opening the Dialogue, Robert J. Nash (2001)

Navigating Religious Differences,” Robert Kunzman, The Global Ready Student (2017)

Teaching Religious Literacy: A Guide to Religious and Spiritual Diversity in Higher Education, Ariel Ennis (2017)

Culturally Relevant Education: Extending the Conversation to Religious Diversity,” Brittany Aronson and Tasneem Amatullah, Multicultural Perspectives (2016)

Engaging Diversity in Teaching Religion and Theology: An Intercultural, Decolonial Epistemic Perspective,” Michel Elias Andraos, Teaching Theology & Religion (2012)

Cultures of Peace: The Hidden Side of History, Elise Boulding (2000)

Why Multiculturalism Still Matters,” Alan Singer, Race, Gender & Class (2010)

Additional Resources

Georgetown University, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs

Wabash College, Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion

Harvard Divinity School, Religion and Public Life

Interfaith Youth Core

Ableism, Accessibility, and Educational Development: A Disability Studies Perspective,” Matthew J. Trybus, Daisy L. Breneman, Emily O. Gravett, New Directions for Teaching and Learning (2019)

Enhancing On-Line Learning for Individuals with Disabilities,” James M. Brown, New Directions for Teaching and Learning (2002)

Accessibility Considerations for Hybrid Courses,” Kirsten Behling, New Directions for Teaching and Learning (2017)

How to Create a Welcoming Culture for Autistic Students,” Clara Joy Gibson, The Chronicle of Higher Education (2018)

Glossary of Disability Terminology,” National Science Teaching Association

Disabled People Cannot Be ‘Expected Losses’ in the Climate Crisis,” Julia Watts Belser, Truthout (2019)

Introduction: Religion, Disability, and the Environment,” Julia Watts Belser, Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology (2015)

Disability and the Politics of Vulnerability,” Julia Watts Belser (2020)

Additional Resources

Georgetown University

University of California, Berkeley, Multicultural Education Program

Stanford University, Center for Teaching and Learning

Vanderbilt University, Center for Teaching

Texas A&M University