Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom

Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom

by Lisa D. Delpit, Lis Delpit
     
 
By the year 2000, nearly 40 percent of the children in America's classrooms will be African American, Hispanic, Asian American, or Native American, yet most of those children's teachers will be white. In a radical and piercing analysis of what is going on in American classrooms today, MacArthur Award-winning author Lisa Delpit suggests that many of the academic

Overview

By the year 2000, nearly 40 percent of the children in America's classrooms will be African American, Hispanic, Asian American, or Native American, yet most of those children's teachers will be white. In a radical and piercing analysis of what is going on in American classrooms today, MacArthur Award-winning author Lisa Delpit suggests that many of the academic problems attributed to children of color are actually the result of miscommunication as schools and "other people's children" struggle with the imbalance of power and the dynamics of inequality plaguing our system. Winner of Choice Magazine's Outstanding Academic Book Award, the American Education Studies Association Critics' Choice Award, and one of Teacher Magazine's Great Books of 1995.
Delpit is also a contributor to Racism Explained to My Daughter (New Press: June 1999).

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
MacArthur fellow and educator Delpit argues that many minority students are erroneously labeled "underachievers" due to failures of communication between teachers and students. (Mar.)
Booknews
Delpit (chair, Urban Educational Leadership, Georgia State U.) suggests that many of the academic problems attributed to children of color are actually the result of miscommunication between ethnic communities and white teachers. She analyzes culture clashes in classrooms from Alaska to Papua New Guinea to illustrate how to educate teachers to accommodate ethnic and cultural diversity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565841796
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
03/01/1995
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.68(h) x 1.00(d)

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