An introduction to this Occasional Paper, in which four educators describe their approaches to tough topics in the classroom—gender, sexual identity, death, and diversity. Despite differing subject matter, the essays have much in common from which we can learn. An important commonality is the involvement of at least three kinds of learning— cognitive, emotional, and social.

Author Biography

Jonathan G. Silin has been a member of the Bank Street Graduate Faculty since 1992. He is the author of Sex, Death, and the Education of Children: Our Passion for Ignorance in the Age of AIDS, co-producer of Children Talk About AIDS, and co-editor of Putting the Children First: The Changing Face of Newark's Public Schools.



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