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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.
In The Dreamkeepers, Gloria Ladson-Billings draws on her own educational experience as an African American student, teacher, and parent to highlight a handful of individuals and programs that are turning dreams into reality. Ladson-Billings celebrates eight exemplary teachers who share an approach to teaching that affirms and strengthens cultural identity.
Foreword to the New Edition.
1. A Dream Deferred.
2. Does Culture Matter?
3. Seeing Color, Seeing Culture.
4. We Are Family.
5. The Tree of Knowledge.
6. Culturally Relevant Teaching.
7. Making Dreams into Reality.
Appendix A: Methodology.
Appendix B: Context.
Posted May 18, 2006
I'm a sixth-grade English teacher, and I've always needed to implement pride in my black students. This book should be read by all African American teachers. Education is widely needed in the black community, and this book will put us looking in the right direction. Another book that deals with the education of black kids is 'Why do I have to be your Nigger? Theories in Niggativity.'Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 10, 2004
As a candiate for a Master Degree in Social Studies Education I was advice to read this book over my X-Mas break and I feel in love with it right after the first 5 pgs. Ms. Billings brings so many things to life in this book that it is crucial for all new and experience teachers to read if they want to teach students of color. This is a must read for educators of any race, religion, or background.
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