The first edition of this book was introduced more than a decade ago. In those ten years, the complexion of the United States has begun to change with the arrival of many immigrants, and as a country, we have continued to struggle over the issues of racism, sexism, and so on.
The 1996 edition of Diversity in the Classroom builds on the theories presented in the first edition. Frances Kendall addresses many aspects of antibias education -focusing particularly on the teacher's role as an agent of change. Kendall promotes teachers' self-awareness and provides guidelines for setting up multi-cultureal environments and curricula. Two appendixes provide bibliographies of books to increase awareness in both adult and children.