Keepin' It Real: School Success Beyond Black and White / Edition 1

Keepin' It Real: School Success Beyond Black and White / Edition 1

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by Prudence L. Carter
     
 

How can we help African American and Latino students perform better in the classroom and on exams? In Keepin' It Real: School Success Beyond Black and White, Prudence Carter argues that what is needed is a broader recognition of the unique cultural styles and practices that non-white students bring to the classroom. Based on extensive interviews and surveys of

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Overview

How can we help African American and Latino students perform better in the classroom and on exams? In Keepin' It Real: School Success Beyond Black and White, Prudence Carter argues that what is needed is a broader recognition of the unique cultural styles and practices that non-white students bring to the classroom. Based on extensive interviews and surveys of students in New York, she demonstrates that the most successful negotiators of our school systems are the multicultural navigators, culturally savvy teens who draw from multiple traditions, whether it be knowledge of hip hop or of classical music, to achieve their high ambitions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195325232
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/29/2007
Series:
Transgressing Boundaries: Studies in Black Politics and Black Communities Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
306,711
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Prudence L. Carter is Associate Professor in the School of Education at Stanford University. She won the 2006 Oliver Cromwell Cox Award and was a finalist for the 2005 C. Wright Mills Award for Keepin' It Real.

Table of Contents

Preface

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