Perspectives on Human Differences: Selected Readings on Diversity in America
|UW-L Author:||Kent Koppelman
Professor Emeritus - Educational Studies
|Publisher:||Pearson Education, Inc.|
Koppelman, Kent. Perspectives on Human Differences: Selected Readings on Diversity in America. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc., 2011.
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.
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.