Young, Gifted, and Black: Promoting High Achievement Among African American Students

Young, Gifted, and Black: Promoting High Achievement Among African American Students

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ISBN-13: 9780807031056
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 02/02/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 248,942
Product dimensions: 8.42(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Theresa Perry is Professor of Africana Studies and Education at Simmons College. She is co-author ofYoung, Gifted and Black, and co-editor of The Real Ebonics Debate, among other books. She is faculty director of the Simmons College/Beacon Press Race, Education and Democracy Lecture and Book Series.

Claude M. Steele, formerly of Stanford University, is the provost and professor of psychology at Columbia University.

Asa Hilliard III (1933-2007) was the Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Urban Education at Georgia State University.

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Up from the Parched Earth: Toward a Theory of African-American Achievement1
1.Freedom for Literacy and Literacy for Freedom: The African-American Philosophy of Education11
2.Competing Theories of Group Achievement52
3.Achieving in Post-Civil Rights America: The Outline of a Theory87
Stereotype Threat and African-American Student Achievement109
No Mystery: Closing the Achievement Gap between Africans and Excellence131
References167

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Young, Gifted, and Black: Promoting High Achievement Among African American Students 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Asa Hilliard has once again placed the seeds in the garden for true growth. This book will help to lead young African-American children out of the wilderness. In years to come I believe he will be looked upon as one of the finest teachers this country has ever had the good fortune to have.