Change Is Gonna Come: Transforming Literacy Education for African American Students

Change Is Gonna Come: Transforming Literacy Education for African American Students

by Patricia A. Edwards, Gwendolyn Thompson McMillon, Jennifer D. Turner
     
 

While many books decry the crisis in the schooling of African American children, they are often disconnected from the lived experiences and work of classroom teachers and principals. In Change Is Gonna Come, the authors look back to go forward, providing specific practices that K-12 literacy educators can use to transform their schools. The text addresses four

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While many books decry the crisis in the schooling of African American children, they are often disconnected from the lived experiences and work of classroom teachers and principals. In Change Is Gonna Come, the authors look back to go forward, providing specific practices that K-12 literacy educators can use to transform their schools. The text addresses four major debates: the fight for access to literacy; supports and roadblocks to success; best practices, theories, and perspectives on teaching African American students; and the role of African American families in the literacy lives of their children. Throughout, the authors highlight the valuable lessons learned from the past and include real stories from their own diverse family histories and experiences as teachers, parents, and community members.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807750858
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
04/02/2010
Series:
Practitioner Inquiry Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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