The Trouble With Black Boys: And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education

The Trouble With Black Boys: And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education

by Pedro A. Noguera, Noguera

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The Trouble With Black Boys: And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education by Pedro A. Noguera, Noguera

For many years to come, race will continue to be a source of controversy and conflict in American society. For many of us it will continue to shape where we live, pray, go to school, and socialize. We cannot simply wish away the existence of race or racism, but we can take steps to lessen the ways in which the categories trap and confine us. Educators, who should be committed to helping young people realize their intellectual potential as they make their way toward adulthood, have a responsibility to help them find ways to expand identities related to race so that they can experience the fullest possibility of all that they may become. In this brutally honest—yet ultimately hopeful— book Pedro Noguera examines the many facets of race in schools and society and reveals what it will take to improve outcomes for all students. From achievement gaps to immigration, Noguera offers a rich and compelling picture of a complex issue that affects all of us.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470452080
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/09/2009
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 280,779
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

PEDRO A. NOGUERA is a professor at the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University, the executive director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, and the co-director of the Institute for the Study of Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings (IGEMS). Noguera received the 2008 Race and Gender Equity Award from the Schott Foundation for Public Education.

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Table of Contents

The Author.

Introduction.

Part One: The Student Experience.

1. Joaquin’s Dilemma: Understanding the Link BetweenRacial Identity and School-Related Behaviors.

2. The Trouble with Black Boys: The Impact of Social andCultural Forces on the Academic Achievement of African AmericanMales.

3. And What Will Become of Children Like MiguelFernández?/Y Qué Pasará Con Jóvenes.

Como Miguel Fernández? Education, Immigration, andthe Future of Latinos in the United States.

4. How Listening to Students Can Help Schools to Improve.

Part Two: The Search for Equity.

5. Latino Youth: Immigration, Education, and the Future.

6. Preventing and Producing Violence: A Critical Analysis ofResponses to School Violence.

7. Schools, Prisons, and Social Implications of Punishment:Rethinking Disciplinary Practices.

8. Racial Politics and the Elusive Quest for Excellence andEquity in Education.

Part Three: The Schools We Need.

9. Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education With AlanBlankstein.

10. Standards for What? Accountability for Whom? RethinkingStandards-Based Reform in Public Education.

11. Racial Isolation, Poverty, and the Limits of Local Controlas a Means for Holding Public Schools Accountable.

12. Transforming Urban Schools Through Investments in SocialCapital.

Notes and References.

Epilogue: Joaquin’s Dilemma Revisited.

Index.

Discussion Questions.

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Pedro Noguera makes excellent points and is a true inspiration for change in the public schools.