Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2005

Publication Source

National Summit on School Leadership: Crediting the Past, Challenging the Present, and Changing the Future

Abstract

What are the consequences of this teaching-learning situation when graduate students in a Department of Educational Leadership are enrolled in a course on cultural diversity? Might the words on the computer screen be completely unrelated to the humanity, personality, style, interpersonal behaviors, and dispositions of the student writing them, as Menand suggests? Or, might the detachment provide a security in which the most honest and unadulterated discourse can be shared between teacher and students, as some proponents hope? In this chapter we explore responses to this dilemma. We attempt to capture this situation in our label: "divertual learning," a neologism coupling "diversity" with the "virtual" reality of the learning situation.

Inclusive pages

157-169

ISBN/ISSN

9781578863044

Document Version

Published Version

Comments

This chapter is provided for download by permission of the publisher. Permission documentation is on file. To read the entire book, visit an academic library or see the publisher's website.

Publisher

Rowman & Littlefield

Place of Publication

Lanham, MD

Peer Reviewed

yes