Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K-12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development (Paperback)

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By Enid Lee (Editor), Deborah Menkart (Editor), Margo Okazawa-Rey (Editor)
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This interdisciplinary guide for teachers, administrators, students, and parents offers lessons and readings that show how to:

  • Analyze the roots of racism
  • Investigate the impact of racism on all our lives, our families, and our communities
  • Examine the relationship between racism and other forms of oppression such as sexism, classism, and heterosexism
  • Learn to work to dismantle racism in our schools, communities, and the wider society

Beyond Heroes and Holidays has sold over 55,000 copies to date and is used as a core curriculum in college courses. Find more books at: Early Childhood: Becoming an Anti-Bias Teacher

— Teaching for Change


An incredible, informative, collection of essays, articles, analysis, interviews, primary documents and interactive & interdisciplinary teaching aids on civil rights, movement building, and what it means for all of the inhabitants of the planet. With sections on Critical Literacy, The Arts, Mathematics, Technology, Science, Geography, Language, School-Wide Activities, Holidays and Heritage, Talking Back, Early Childhood, Readings and Teaching Aids. Packed into nearly 450 oversize pages are photographs, songs, statements, and work form the likes of such great writers, historians, and activists as Bill Bigelow, James Loewen, Peggy Mcintosh, Luis Rodirguez, Kai James, Clem Marshall, Marta Urquilla, Julie Bisson, the editors and dozens more. What a treasure trove. And what a vital (and useful) tool.

About the Author

Enid Lee began her career as a classroom teacher 35 years ago. Today she is an accomplished "front line teacher," teacher educator, researcher, writer, consultant, facilitator and speaker. She has taught in the Caribbean, Canada and the USA and has been involved in the professional development of teachers for two decades. She consults internationally on anti-racist, inclusionary and equitable education.

Deborah Menkart is the executive director of Teaching for Change, an organization dedicated to spreading social and economic justice by promoting equity focused teaching materials, providing professional development to teachers, and increasing parent engagement in schools through groundbreaking DC area programs.

Margo Okazawa-Rey is Professor at the Fielding Graduate University and Professor Emerita at San Francisco State University. She is coeditor of "Women's Lives: Multicultural Perspectives, " 4th ed. (McGraw-Hill 2007).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781878554178
ISBN-10: 1878554174
Publisher: Teaching for Change
Publication Date: February 2007
Pages: 433
Language: English