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Through Ebony Eyes: What Teachers Need to Know But Are Afraid to Ask About African American Students / Edition 1
     

Through Ebony Eyes: What Teachers Need to Know But Are Afraid to Ask About African American Students / Edition 1

by Gail L. Thompson
 

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ISBN-10: 0787987697

ISBN-13: 9780787987695

Pub. Date: 03/30/2007

Publisher: Wiley

In this book, Gail L. Thompson takes on the volatile topic of the role of race in education and explores the black-white achievement gap and the cultural divide that exists between some teachers and African American students. Solidly based on research conducted with 175 educators, Through Ebony Eyes provides information and strategies that will help teachers

Overview

In this book, Gail L. Thompson takes on the volatile topic of the role of race in education and explores the black-white achievement gap and the cultural divide that exists between some teachers and African American students. Solidly based on research conducted with 175 educators, Through Ebony Eyes provides information and strategies that will help teachers increase their effectiveness with African American students. Written in conversational language, Through Ebony Eyes offers a wealth of examples and personal stories that clearly demonstrate the cultural differences that exist in the schools and offers a three-part, long-term professional development plan that will help teachers become more effective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787987695
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/30/2007
Series:
The Jossey-Bass Education Series
Pages:
348
Sales rank:
894,305
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables.

Acknowledgments.

The Author.

Introduction: Persistent Problems.

Part One: The Basics.

1. If African American Kids Aren’t Dumb or Lazy, Why Are They Still Underachieving? Related Theories.

2. Effective Instructional Practices.

3. Effective Classroom Management.

Part Two: What Teachers Want to Know But Are Afraid to Ask.

4. How Can Teachers Reach African American Students from Challenging Backgrounds?

5. Standard English or Ebonics: Should We Force Them to Speak “Correctly”?

6. Can They Call Each Other the “N” Word?

7. What Should I Do When African American Students Accuse Me of Being Racist?

8. Why Do African American Students Need a Culturally Relevant Education?

9. Other Controversial Issues.

Conclusion: Can Beliefs Be Changed?

Notes.

Appendices.

Appendix A: The Time Line Project.

Appendix B: The All About Me Project.

Appendix C: The Cultural Awareness Project.

Appendix D: The Community Problem-Solving Project.

Appendix E: Writing About Music, Writing to Music.

Appendix F: Using Writing Assignments and Student Artwork to Create a Class Anthology.

Appendix G: Using “Quotes of the Week” for Writing Assignments and to Improve Critical Thinking Skills.

Appendix H: Vocabulary Building Strategies.

Appendix I: The Six-Hour Inservice and the Four Schools.

Index.

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