Teachers Bridging Difference

Teachers Bridging Difference Exploring Identity with Art

Marit Dewhurst, Foreword by Dorinda J. Carter Andrews
cloth, 208 Pages
Pub. Date: August 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-213-3
Price: $60.00

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paper, 208 Pages
Pub. Date: August 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-212-6
Price: $31.00

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Teachers Bridging Difference describes how educators can move out of their comfort zones and practice connecting with others across differences to become culturally responsive teachers. Based on a course developed for preservice teachers, the book illustrates how educators can draw on the visual arts as a resource to explore their own identities and those of their students, and how to increase their understanding of the ways our lives intersect across sociocultural differences.


Teachers Bridging Difference offers a powerful testimony supporting the belief that art is an educational necessity because it serves as our lifeline to examine our collective humanity while searching for meaning within ourselves and our communities. As Dewhurst asserts, as parents, educators, scholars, and stakeholders, we need to access every available modality in order to cocreate spaces that center belonging and critical consciousness. Our future depends on it. — Marcella Runell Hall, vice president for student life and lecturer in religion, Mount Holyoke College

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About the Author

Marit Dewhurst is the director of art education and an associate professor in art and museum education at City College of New York, where she also directs the City Art Lab, a free afterschool art program for teens.

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