by Vivian Gussin Paley - £16.95 Harvard University Press (1996)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780674505865 | ISBN 10: 0674505867
The author, a kindergarten teacher, sets out to discover the truth about the multi-cultural classroom from those who participate in it. Here are the voices of Black teachers and minority parents, immigrant families, a Native American educator and the children themselves, whose stories mingle with the author's to create a candid picture of the successes and failures of the integrated classroom. Paley is brilliant at encouraging people to talk to one another about race, and at conveying what allows children to feel comfortable with their emotions and their differences.
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