Refuting common ideas about the racial achievement gap, this exploration of the education system posits that the gap is not the result of the students, their parents, or the larger community, but rather stems from the limited effectiveness of the schools they attend. With a focus on what principals and teachers can do, this instructive resource explores ways that schools can change in order to better serve the needs of these students, such as gaining a better understanding of different learning styles, implementing a curriculum that is more relevant to students’ lives, focusing on the amount of time each task takes each student, and experimenting with single-gender classrooms. This book also looks at examples of the success of black students in schools that have taken the time to apply some of these policies, demonstrating that any student can thrive when benefited with a passionate and comprehensive education.
|Publisher:||African American Images|
|Product dimensions:||5.56(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.27(d)|
About the Author
Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu is an educational consultant and the author of more than 30 books, including Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys, A Culture of Respect, the bestselling Raising Black Boys, and State of Emergency. He lives in Chicago.
Table of Contents
1 Examples of Successful Black Youth 1
2 Framework 9
3 Successful Parents 27
4 Successful Educators 39
5 Time on Task 59
6 Successful Public Schools 67
7 Successful African-Centered Schools 91
8 Successful Single Gender Schools 101
9 Conclusion 109
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a very informative and helpful book. I have learned a lot and seriously recommend that everyone read it!
I love this book because so many of my fellow educators blame the home. How nice to know over 3000 schools are having great results. I encourage educators and parents to read. I give it a 5 star rating