Bibliography: Martin Luther King (page 25 of 26)

This bibliography is reformatted and customized by the Center for Positive Practices for the Black Lives & Me website. Some of the authors featured on this page include Beth Schlau, Atlanta Cable News Network, Kathleen McGinnis, Tomi D. Berney, Peter S. Temes, Stanley Stark, Jayminn Sulir Sanford, Negro Educational Review, Wesley T. Mott, and Lewis V. Baldwin.

McGinnis, Kathleen (1994). Celebrating Racial Diversity. This book is a teacher's guide to lessons on racism and multicultural education for students in preschool through grade 12. The emphasis is on the Catholic tradition, and suggestions are given for using the manual to support a religious education program. Suggestions are also provided for using the manual in social studies and language arts curricula in which the orientation is not specifically religious. The first section deals with racism, defining three goals of a curriculum on racism: distinguishing racism from prejudice, increasing awareness of the realities of institutional racism in the United States, specifically in educational institutions, and offering strategies for attitudinal change. Four lessons are accompanied by student worksheets. The second section deals with multicultural education. It is designed to increase understanding of multicultural education, to explain the nature of stereotyping, and to suggest strategies and activities for building positive multicultural attitudes. Five lessons are outlined, with appropriate modifications suggested for different age groups, and separate focus sections concentrate on either African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, or Hispanic Americans. Student worksheets are included. Sections on "Justice Heroes" contain profiles of people noted for their commitment to justice and suggested student activities based on their lives. These figures include: (1) Rosa Parks; (2) Cesar Chavez; (3) Martin Luther King, Jr.; (4) Rigoberta Menchu; (5) Fannie Lou Hamer; (6) Frederick Douglas; (7) Malcolm X; and (8) Sr. Thea Bowman. A section on literature for children and youth presents annotations of 20 books that contribute to students' familiarity with cultural diversity, grouped by the target age group. Student activities are suggested, and some worksheets are included. Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups

Willie, Charles Vert; Sanford, Jayminn Sulir (1991). Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights Movement, and Educational Reform, Educational Policy. Educational opportunity and civil rights are the bedrock of America's best and worst attempts to achieve pluralism. The civil rights movement shook the nation's moral fiber, weakening only after reaching the highest governing bodies. Educational reform efforts could learn much from this lesson in successful social transformation. Educational improvement is still needed! Includes 28 references. Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change, Educational Opportunities

Fergenson, Laraine (1992). Politics and the English Instructor: Using Political Literature To Teach Composition. One of the most interesting controversies in the theory of teaching composition–and one that has profound consequences for classroom practice–is the debate over "ideological" or "radical" pedagogy. In the minds of most mainstream Americans, an ideological education is associated with dictatorship and state control of education. Every pedagogy, to quote James Berlin (1988) "is imbricated in ideology–a set of tacit assumptions about what is real, what is good, what is impossible, and how power ought to be distributed." Attempting to avoid all controversy and all political discussion can lead to textbooks and classroom atmospheres that are hostile to the values of critical inquiry. A composition instructor, noting the boredom his students showed with their standard collection of essays, created, along with his students, a series of essay topics drawn from the most important problems facing society. Students' essays written in this manner were better in form and content. Another composition instructor experienced a "teaching epiphany" during a discussion of an essay concerning what motivated people to risk their lives to help save Jews from Nazis. As the students discussed what they would do, they recalled Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail," which addressed that very issue. A passionate and heated discussion ensued, which lasted to the end of the class period and spilled out into the hallway after class. Political literature can play an essential role in motivating students to think deeply, in teaching them to write better, and in preparing them for the world beyond the classroom.   [More]  Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Controversial Issues (Course Content), English Instruction, Higher Education

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA. (1997). CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. February 1-28, 1997. These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of February, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: elections in Pakistan for a new prime minister, U.S. President Clinton unveils proposals to improve education, President Clinton delivers State of the Union Address, a civil trial jury finds O. J. Simpson liable for the deaths of his former wife and her friend, Botswana and Namibia are engaged in a "water war" that threatens an ecosystem, and President Clinton reveals his 1998 budget, promising to eliminate deficits by the year 2002 (February 3-7); Ecuador names a new president, violence erupts in Albania over the collapse of a dubious investment scheme, the Serbian parliament passes a bill recognizing opposition election wins, space shuttle Discovery begins a mission to repair the Hubble Telescope, and the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) wants tougher air quality laws (February 10-14); President Clinton orders striking pilots to work, the war in Zaire is taking a tragic toll on refugees, North Korea will not challenge a senior aide's defection, U.S. government holds an electronic town meeting over new tobacco selling rules, China mourns the death of its long-time leader Deng Xiaoping, and James Earl Ray, the man serving time for killing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wants his day in court (February 17-21); scientists announce they have cloned a mammal, President Clinton decides to release illegal Chinese immigrants, and proposes a record anti-drug budget, a government commission will study the Gulf War nerve gas report, and critics charge the new television ratings system gives viewers insufficient information (February 24-28). Descriptors: Cable Television, Class Activities, Current Events, Discussion (Teaching Technique)

Bosmajian, Haig (1982). The Inaccuracies in the Reprintings of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech, Communication Education. Identifies the additions, deletions, and changes in the reprinted versions of King's classic speech. (Serves both as a warning that published speeches cannot be depended upon to preserve the original text and as a source of reference for teachers using Dr. King.s speech in classroom study.)   [More]  Descriptors: Content Analysis, Higher Education, Public Speaking, Reference Materials

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA. (1997). CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. March 1-31, 1997. These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of March, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: monkeys cloned in Oregon, Iran suffers massive earthquake, tornados affect several areas in the United States, riots in Albania after economic collapse, heavy logging threatens the world's ancient forests, Senate Democrats defeat Balanced Budget Amendment, Swiss government to start Holocaust fund, North and South Korea attempt to resolve 47-year old conflict, and Ohio River Valley flooding is the worst in 30 years (March 3-7); Federal Bureau of Investigation alleges Chinese involvement in attempt to influence 1996 U.S. elections, Mideast peace talks reach impasse, Russian President Boris Yeltsin tries to revive Russia's economy by shaking up his cabinet, Hale-Bopp comet, human cloning, seven Israeli students slain, and police arrest Cosby murder suspect (March 10-14); thousands evacuate as violence escalates in Albania, rebels in Zaire capture city of Kisangani, Great Britain's parliamentary campaigns heat up, rebels control Albanian port, Israel begins Jewish housing project which is protested by Palestinians, controversy over U.S. campaign finance practices, Helsinki Summit begins, George Tenet nominated as Central Intelligence Agency head, and landmark agreement between the Liggett Tobacco Group and 22 states (March 17-21); violence erupts on West Bank streets, a combination of lunar eclipse, bright shining Mars, and good view of Hale-Bopp comet, cease-fire negotiations pending between rebels and Zaire President Mobuto, U.S. Federal Reserve Bank raises interest rates in attempt to avoid inflation, six days of violence in the Middle East, mass cult suicide linked to UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) belief, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s son meets with the man convicted of killing his father (March 24-28); and Albania refugee ship sinks, and Oklahoma City bombing trial is set to begin (March 31). Descriptors: Cable Television, Class Activities, Current Events, Discussion (Teaching Technique)

Temes, Peter S., Ed. (1996). Teaching Leadership: Essays in Theory and Practice. American University Studies. Series XIV, Education. Volume 40. All the essays in this collection explicitly or implicitly discuss the ethics of leadership. Paul Johnson's "Plato's Republic as Leadership Text" is an essay on Plato and Nietzsche that considers two fundamental issues: the use of force and persuasion and the tension between the actions that lead to a position of leadership and the actions after obtaining the position. Peter Temes'"Teaching Leadership/Teaching Ethics: Martin Luther King's Letter from the Birmingham Jail" emphasizes the importance of moral ideas to leadership. Thomas D. Cavenagh's "Earl Warren, Thurgood Marshall, 'Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka': Portraits in Leadership" shows how leaders gain power and respect through moral ideas. Mark Sibicky's "Understanding Destructive Obedience: The Milgram Experiments" has much to say about the misuse of power. During these experiments, an authoritative person in a white coat asked a person to give electric shocks to someone who exhibited pain. A high percentage followed orders. Jacob Heilbrun's "Can Leadership Be Studied?" asks how we can guard against the mixture of paranoia and charisma that constitutes immoral leaders. Judith Lorber's "Reflections on Gender, Work, and Leadership" examines gender differences in leadership and asks if they are genuine differences or if they are due to one gender's lack of power and subsequent inability to reward loyal subordinates. Daniel Born's "Leadership Studies: A Critical Appraisal" explains that the awareness of the common good is a part of the ethics of leadership, but it is not the whole story.  Garth Katner's "Mujaheddin and Militiamen: The Global Challenge of Esoteric Leadership" concludes that the militia network in the U.S. and the Taliban are examples of esoteric leadership. An esoteric leader provides his followers certainty and scapegoats. It is leadership based on resentment and violence. Joanne Ciulla's "Ethics, Chaos, and the Demand for Good Leaders" considers the changing definitions of leadership over time, the difference between good leadership and effective leadership, and the need for a shared set of ethical values. Leaders should be trustworthy and accessible. They should grant autonomy to and require superior performance from their subordinates. Rather than using the material rewards of power and resources, leaders should offer a shared ethical goal. (Contains 138 references.) Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities

Berney, Tomi D.; Schlau, Beth (1989). E.S.L. Video Recording Project at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School, Spring 1988. OREA Report. The English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) video recording project was designed to use student-produced videotape recordings to help 120 limited-English-speaking students learn to speak, read, and write English. Staff participated in a series of workshops on video program development and production techniques. Four classes developed video productions, and the parents of participating students assisted in prop construction. The program was evaluated through interviews with program personnel, classroom observation, and viewing of the resulting videos. The project met its staff development objective, but neither the instructional nor parent involvement objectives could be assessed. Program weaknesses include a late start and limited daily production time. Program strengths include stimulation of student creativity, confidence, and motivation, a positive effect on attendance in all courses, creation of a context in which all students could work together, and facilitation of ESL instruction. Recommendations for program improvement include administration of pre- and posttests of student language skills and addition of a video career component and related video editing equipment.   [More]  Descriptors: Attendance, Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), Film Production

Middleton, E., Ed.; And Others (1996). Forty Years after Brown: The Impact of Race and Ethnicity on the Recruitment and Retention of Minorities in Education. Proceedings of the National Conference on Recruitment and Retention of Minorities in Education (9th, Oswego, NY, April 9-11, 1995). The proceedings identify, clarify, and address the problems of the post-Brown era from a variety of perspectives. The first two papers are: The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet Keynote Speech (L. J. Bennett) and the Luncheon Session, "Integrating the Recruitment Preparation and Retention Strategies of Persons of Color in Teaching" (J. Vaughn). Following these two presentations, 15 papers are included: (1) "Strategies for Encouraging Minority High School Students To Consider Teaching Careers: A Panel Presentation by the Consortium for Minorities in Teaching Careers" (J. Braun, and others); (2) "The Historically Black College, Ecological Psychology, and Higher Education's Changing Environment: Reconceptualizing African American Student Retention" (M. C. Brown and R. W. Graham); (3) "Career Intervention To Prepare African American Students for the College Application Process" (V. Cotton); (4) "Perceptions of the College Experience: African American Students on a Predominantly White Campus" (R. D. Davis); (5) "Mentoring across Culture in Teacher Education: A Cross-Cultural Perspective for Retaining Minority Students in Teacher Education" (G. A. Doston); (6) "A Synopsis of the African American Student Medical College Mentorship Program Model" (L. Flannagan and S. Price); (7) "Recruitment of Minorities in Adult Education: Strategies for a Changing World" (K. Matin); (8) "Minority Involvement in the Teaching Profession in South Georgia" (B. R. McClain); (9) "'Apoyando': Encouraging Latinos To Enter the Teaching Profession" (B. Perez); (10) "Voice of African-American Male Administrators at Predominantly White Four-Year Institutions of Higher Education" (C. Pickron and J. Rasool); (11) "Nurturing a Long-Distance Relationship: SUNY Oswego and Urban Education" (P. Russo and J. Smith); (12) "On Improving the Retention Rate of African American Law Students: The Experiment and Experience at Duquesne University School of Law" (K. Saunders); (13) "The Negative Effects of Homogenization in Admission Requirements: Recognizing and Validating Difference" (B. A. Sylvia); (14) "Retention of Minority Teachers: The Lehamn College Family Model" (V. M. Washington and E. Weitz); (15) "Alienation and Isolation vs. Retention" (C. Y. Young). Abstracts of eight additional papers are appended. Many papers contain references.   [More]  Descriptors: Black Teachers, Career Choice, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education

Baldwin, Lewis V. (1986). Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Beloved Community" Ideal and the Apartheid System in South Africa, Western Journal of Black Studies. King's comments and opinions on the following aspects of South African apartheid are presented: (1) similarities to and differences from America's racist system; (2) the role of western countries and their pressure; (3) the role of black Americans; (4) the role of multi-racial coalitions; and (5) the role of religious groups. Descriptors: Activism, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Dissent

Stark, Stanley; Kugel, Yerachmiel (1970). Toward an Anthropology of Dogmatism: Maladjustment, Modernization, and Martin Luther King, Psychol Rep. Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Bias, Cultural Influences, Dogmatism

Siegel, Linda S. (1977). Children's and Adolescents' Reactions to the Assassination of Martin Luther King: A Study of Political Socialization, Developmental Psychology. Descriptors: Age Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Justice, Political Socialization

Mott, Wesley T. (1975). The Rhetoric of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Letter from Birmingham Jail, Phylon. Argues that the success of 'The Letter' can be attributed to the confluence of three distinct rhetorical traits: King's heritage of the highly emotional Negro preaching tradition, his shrewd sense of political timing and polemical skill, and his conscious literary ability, and notes that 'The Letter' is one of the most frequently collected items in college English anthologies.   [More]  Descriptors: Black Leadership, Black Literature, Church Role, Civil Rights

Trachtenberg, Stephen Joel (1994). Speaking His Mind. Five Years of Commentaries on Higher Education. This collection of speeches by Stephen Trachtenberg, President and Professor of Public Administration at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., covers a wide variety of subjects important to higher education. Speeches include: "Reason and Heart Together" (remarks on the occasion of his inauguration as President of the George Washington University, April 16, 1989); "Libraries Are the Foundation on Which Universities Stand" (remarks at a meeting of the Virginia State Library Association, November 18, 1989); "A Cause Called Justice," (remarks at Martin Luther King's convocation, January 15, 1990); "The Search for Perspective in a De-Controlled World" (keynote speech at a meeting of the D.C. Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, April 21, 1990); "The Search for a New Order for Peace, Security and Cooperation in Northeast Asia: Looking toward the 21st Century" (remarks at Moscow State University, May 1991); "The Role of Business in Education" (remarks at the New York Times Presidents Forum, November 22, 1991); "The Difficult Quest for Balance in American Higher Education" (essay published in "The World and I" magazine, December 1991); "American Higher Education Confronts Its Frayed Self-Image" (remarks at the Mitre Corporation's Distinguished Lecture Series, February 25, 1992); "Can Political Correctness Ever Be Politically Incorrect?" (remarks at the conference of the Society for College and University Planning, August 3, 1992); "Quality Management–How Do You Make It Total?" (remarks at the convention of the Society for College and University Planning, April 15, 1993); "The Future of Higher Education" (remarks at the D.C. Jewish Community Center's John R. Risher Public Affairs Forum, May 6, 1993); "The Beginning of Wisdom" (graduation speech at Sidwell Friends School, June 11, 1993); "Assuring a Global Perspective for the American College Student" (remarks at the X Triennial Conference of the International Association of University Presidents, July 1993); and "The Importance of Ancient History" (remarks at Columbia University convocation, August 31, 1993). Descriptors: Ancient History, Business Responsibility, College Libraries, College Role

Negro Educational Review (1985). A Special Commemorative Recognition of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "March on Washington," August 28, 1963. Contains five essays and editorial on the theme of Black/white alliances, 1941-1983. Topics discussed include a look back at slavery, rhetorical alliances in the Civil Rights era, how the nature of legal arguments limits Black educational advancement, political alliances, and religious alliances. Descriptors: Activism, Affirmative Action, Black Influences, Blacks

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