Understanding Human Differences: Multicultural Education for a Diverse America
|UW-L Author:||Kent Koppelman
Professor Emeritus - Educational Studies
|Publisher:||Pearson Education, Inc.|
Koppelman, Kent. Understanding Human Differences: Multicultural Education for a Diverse America. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc., 2011.
For multicultural education/diversity as well as general education courses. Students develop conceptual understanding about complex and emotionally-charged issues of diversity in today's world. The author uses clear examples, lucid language, and engaging activities to involve students in thinking through fundamental ideas that ground their understanding of diversity. The author investigates three converging elements in his examination of human differences: individual attitudes and behaviors, cultural expectations, and institutional policies and practices. This examination provides the basis for the conceptual organization of the text. [Publisher description].
Deep Cave Rock Art in the Upper Mississippi Valley is the story of the discovery, protection, and recording of two of these ancient rock art sites which form the largest concentration of petroglyphs and pictographs in the region. Boszhardt's work is an important chapter in the state's continuing effort to promote and protect the collective cultural history of all of her peoples.
This fully-illustrated book makes available to both the professional archaeologist and the general public all of the current research being done in these caves, treating the reader to a compelling mystery whose solution involves archaeology as well as Native American traditional knowledge. [from Prairie Smoke Press]
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.