Because of the Kids: Facing Racial and Cultural Differences in Schools / Edition 1

Because of the Kids: Facing Racial and Cultural Differences in Schools / Edition 1

by Jennifer Obidah, Karen Manheim Teel, Karen Manheim Teel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807740128

ISBN-13: 9780807740125

Pub. Date: 12/21/2000

Publisher: Teachers College Press

This fascinating account details the story of two teacher-researchers—Jennifer, who is African American, and Karen, who is White—as they set out on a collaborative three-year study to explore the impact of racial and cultural differences in Karen's urban middle school classroom. Not anticipating that their own differences would become a threat to their

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This fascinating account details the story of two teacher-researchers—Jennifer, who is African American, and Karen, who is White—as they set out on a collaborative three-year study to explore the impact of racial and cultural differences in Karen's urban middle school classroom. Not anticipating that their own differences would become a threat to their project, the two women describe how they learn to confront and deal with the challenges they face so that they can work together. Their study presents the difficulties and importance of collaborations between teachers from different racial and cultural backgrounds as well as keen insights into how race and culture evolve in teacher-student interactions.

Of particular interest is an interview with the authors by Lisa Delpit and Dr. Delpit's analysis of their experience. Teachers and researchers will also find valuable practical advice about conducting cross-cultural collaboration and suggestions for persevering during difficult times.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807740125
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
12/21/2000
Series:
Practitioner Inquiry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

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