Using Interculturally Aware Teaching Methods
Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World (Deborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas & Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, eds., 2015), Ch. 4, Sec. B.
6 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2017 Last revised: 24 Aug 2017
Date Written: 2015
Teaching interculturally was not addressed in BEST PRACTICES FOR LEGAL EDUCATION. Legal scholars have studied how legal pedagogy both reflects the values and approaches of dominant groups within legal academia (i.e., privileged white men), and also how these approaches to teaching can alienate students — such as women, students of color, and gender and sexually diverse students, among others — who do not share all of the dominant group’s traits. However, more research is required to help law teachers fully understand the extent to which the structures of legal education affect non-dominant groups and how legal education may be changed to address such impact.
This section explores why the use of interculturally aware teaching methods is a best practice for law teachers, and provides general suggestions for how to do so. The section below on intercultural effectiveness for lawyers and the preceding section on humanizing legal education provide more detailed suggestions relevant to using interculturally aware teaching methods.
Chapter 1 is available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2637100
Chapter 2 is available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2637068
Chapter 3 is available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2637102
Chapter 4 is available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2637490
Chapter 5 is available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2637495
Chapter 6 is available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2637499
Chapter 7 is available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2637541
Chapter 8 is available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2637544
The content of this SSRN posting is material that was published in the book Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World, Maranville, et al., Lexis Nexis 2015. The content has been posted on SSRN with the express permission of Lexis Nexis and of Carolina Academic Press, publisher of the book as of January 1, 2016.
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