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


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.

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Rowman & Littlefield

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Lanham, MD

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