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.