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Diversity Committee. Teaching Ethnicity & Identity through Literature. How can Diversity be taught?. How do students see themselves? How do students see others? First day – What do students think about ENG 102?. “The Lesson” A short story by Toni Cade Bambara. Reaching self-understanding

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diversity committee

Diversity Committee

Teaching Ethnicity & Identity through Literature

how can diversity be taught
How can Diversity be taught?
  • How do students see themselves?
  • How do students see others?
  • First day – What do students think about ENG 102?
the lesson a short story by toni cade bambara
“The Lesson” A short story by Toni Cade Bambara
  • Reaching self-understanding
  • Understanding others
  • Creating Community
diversity through content courses
Diversity through Content Courses
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Math
  • Science
  • Technology
demographics lowell
DemographicsLowell
  • Lowell is an ethnically diverse city, with 62.5% of the population being White, 16.5% Asian, 14% Latino, 4.2% Black, and 2.5% other ethnicities. Lowell has the second largest Cambodian population in the United States. Last year, my Composition II class was comprised of 50% non-white ethnic students and 50% white students.
  • The median household income in the city was $39,192 and $45,901 for a family. Males had a median income of $33,554 and females $27,399. The per capita income for the city is $17,557

http://www.lowell.com/demographics.php

demographics bedford
DemographicsBedford
  • As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 12,595 people, 4,621 households, and 3,419 families residing in the town.
  • The racial makeup of the town was 91.19% White, 1.65% African American, 0.22% Native American, 5.40% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.80% of the population.

http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en

  • Census facts Median family income is $101,081, compared to a national rate of $50,046, and 57 percent of residents held a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to a national rate of 24 percent.

http://www.boston.com/realestate/articles/2005/08/07/bedford/