The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children / Edition 2

The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children / Edition 2

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by Gloria Ladson-Billings, Gloria LadsonâBillings, Ladson-billings
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470408154

ISBN-13: 9780470408155

Pub. Date: 03/30/2009

Publisher: Wiley

The Dreamkeepers

In the second edition of her critically acclaimed book The Dreamkeepers, Gloria Ladson-Billings revisits the eight teachers who were profiled in the first edition and introduces us to new teachers who are current exemplars of good teaching. She shows that culturally relevant teaching is not a matter of race, gender, or teaching style. What

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The Dreamkeepers

In the second edition of her critically acclaimed book The Dreamkeepers, Gloria Ladson-Billings revisits the eight teachers who were profiled in the first edition and introduces us to new teachers who are current exemplars of good teaching. She shows that culturally relevant teaching is not a matter of race, gender, or teaching style. What matters most is a teacher's efforts to work with the unique strengths a child brings to the classroom. A brilliant mixture of scholarship and storytelling, The Dreamkeepers challenges us to envision intellectually rigorous and culturally relevant classrooms that have the power to improve the lives of not just African American students, but all children. This new edition also includes questions for reflection.

Praise for the First Edition

"The Dreamkeepers keeps hope alive for educating young African Americans."
—Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, president and founder, National Rainbow Coalition

"The Dreamkeepers is an immensely important and useful book for teachers and teacher educators. . . . In a creative, credible, and persuasive way, Gloria Ladson-Billings has made a major contribution to the field of multicultural education."
—JaCqueline Jordan Irvine, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Urban Education,Emory University

"Ladson-Billings integrates scholarly research with stories of eight successful teachers in a predominantly African American school district to illustrate that the 'dream' of all teachers and parents—academic success for all children—is alive and can be emulated."
—Library Journal

"Here is a book filled with pride and questions that should stimulate anyone interested in improving education."
—Booklist

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470408155
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/30/2009
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
146,408
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the New Edition vii

Preface xv

The Author xxi

1 A Dream Deferred 1

2 Does Culture Matter? 17

3 Seeing Color, Seeing Culture 33

4 We Are Family 59

5 The Tree of Knowledge 85

6 Culturally Relevant Teaching 111

7 Making Dreams into Reality 139

Afterword 157

Appendix A Methodology 179

Appendix B Context 193

Notes 203

Index 217

Discussion Questions 221

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