Teachers and Those They Will Teach
March 27, 2009
This week, my campus introduced a very cool new tool. When I click on the webpage where before, I could access only a list of the people who will be in my courses as a new quarter starts on Monday, I can now click on another button and also see their student ID photos.
And thus, I’m reminded — very graphically — of how homogeneous my teacher education class looks, especially compared to the Dream Project class (with 20+ new members next term!), which is among the most diverse class I’ve worked with in all my years of University teaching.
Social class diversity is of course not immediately apparent in thumbnail shots on a website, but I’m just sayin’ …