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

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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 ...

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787987695
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/30/2007
  • Series: The Jossey-Bass Education Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 348
  • Sales rank: 786,084
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

The Author
Gail L. Thompson is associate professor of education at Claremont Graduate University. Her research has focused on the schooling experiences of students of color. She is the author of African American Teens Discuss Their Schooling Experiences, What African American Parents Want Educators to Know, and Up Where We Belong, as well as numerous journal articles.

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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 AreThey Still Underachieving? Related Theories.

2. Effective Instructional Practices.

3. Effective Classroom Management.

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

4. How Can Teachers Reach African American Students fromChallenging 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 ofBeing Racist?

8. Why Do African American Students Need a Culturally RelevantEducation?

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 toCreate a Class Anthology.

Appendix G: Using “Quotes of the Week” for WritingAssignments 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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