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Book Review: Teaching Fairly in an Unfair World

Teaching Fairly in an Unfair World by Kathleen Gould Lundy


As a classroom teacher, I was always on the lookout for resources that would help me connect what we were doing in school to students’ lives. One of the most helpful resources was a book called Teaching Fairly in an Unfair World by Canadian author Kathleen Gould Lundy. Lundy believes in developing curriculum that is culturally relevant, complex, authentic, and artistic.

Kathleen has been an arts and literacy teacher and consultant for over 30 years. She is currently at York University, Toronto, Canada as Coordinator of Destination Arts, a joint venture of the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Fine Arts, which undertakes to foster partnerships among artists, educators, and the community. Her book is about teaching fairly and teaching about fairness. It addresses inclusive curriculum, creating respectful environments, and reaching out to communities that surround the school and beyond. Ideas address social justice and injustice issues. Lundy offers challenging and open-ended ideas – 50 strategies in all – that help students understand the world and encourage teachers to evaluate their core teaching beliefs.

Lundy, Kathleen G. (2008).  Teaching fairly in an unfair world.  Pembroke Publishers:  Markham, ON.





One thought on “Book Review: Teaching Fairly in an Unfair World

  1. This looks like a great one!


    Posted by abigailjlong | April 25, 2016, 6:27 am

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Marg Epp (MEd, University of Saskatchewan) has over 30 years of teaching preschool to middle years and undergraduate education students. She continues to work with teacher candidates and professional development opportunities for K-12 classroom teachers. She is particularly interested in the area of students and teachers creating caring classroom environments conducive to learning and peacebuilding.

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