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The World in Claire's Classroomby Lisa Merton
An intimate portrait of a veteran teacher and her classroom
The World in Claire's Classroom documents a veteran public school teacher's extraordinary vision of teaching children how to appreciate diversity, how to respect themselves and others, and how to work together. Beginning with what the children know, Claire Olgesby moves gently with the students to discover the riches of a different culture. This exceptional documentary captures a genuine, unselfconscious learning experience.
Antioch New England Graduate School
full review Charles Greenberg, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale University
MC Journal: the Journal of Academic Media Librarianship
A most impressive, and moving, demonstration of how a white teacher in a white community can give her children a truly multicultural education.
Courtney B. Cazden
Harvard Graduate School of Education
For teacher educators, this video is worth a hundred texts, and that's much more than a thousand words.
College of Education and Social Services
University of Vermont
. . . Claire is the teacher we all should have had, the one we wish upon our children -- even-keeled, nurturing, humorous, determined, creative, and spectacularly committed after 45 years in the primary school trenches. What we witness is a classroom full of innovation, liveliness, and love. . . Recommended for public libraires and academic collections serving teaching programs.
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Subject: Multicultural Studies