The Great Diversity Debate: Embracing Pluralism in School and Society
|UW-L Author:||Kent Koppelman
Professor Emeritus - Educational Studies
|Publisher:||Teachers College Press|
Koppelman, Kent. The Great Diversity Debate: Embracing Pluralism in School and Society. New York, NY: Teachers College Press, 2011.
Based on research from multiple disciplines, this accessible book describes the presence and growth of diversity in the United States from its earliest years to the present. Kent Koppelman investigates the ways in which diversity is actually experienced and debated across critical sectors of social experience, including immigration, affirmative action, education, and national identity, among others.
About the Author
After receiving his PhD, Kent Koppelman accepted a position at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse ,where for 28 years he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in foundations of education, diversity issues, ethics, and multicultural education. Throughout his career Dr. Koppelman has published essays in various journals and given presentations at state, national, and international conferences. Koppelman has been recognized bay many organizations for excellence: Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction selected him as the “Teacher Educator of the Year” in 1988, College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University presented him with the Virgil S. Lagomarcino Laureate Award to honor his distinguished achievement in the field of education, and Wisconsin State Human Relations Association presented him with their “Outstanding Human Relations Educator” award. Since his retirement in May of 2007, Dr. Koppelman has been engaged in a variety of writing projects.