Black Teachers on Teaching

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The New Press, Apr 1, 1998 - Education - 188 pages
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Black Teachers on Teaching is a riveting and honest portrait of the politics and philosophies of the education of black children over the last fifty years. Foster, a leading expert on black educators and the history of black education, has interviewed pioneering teachers from across the country. In presenting their experiences, black teachers go on the record about mixed-race classrooms, the losses and gains accompanying desegregation, repeated cycles of attempted and abandoned reform efforts, and the differing attitudes toward and perceptions of black students among black and white teachers.

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Through 20 "life history interviews," Foster (Growing Up African American in Catholic Schools, Teachers Coll. Pr., 1996) provides a look at how black teachers feel about teaching. She begins with "The ... Read full review

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i am a student and i just wanted to say that this was a very clear way of learning about my topic. I am doing a research project about this and this book was just incredible and i learned so much about it. I learned the ups and down and i realized that people were treated so badly back then. Teachers were not able to even teach black kids. That is amazing and i feel bad for the black people who spent their time in black colleges just to become a teacher. 


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Michele Foster is Sherman Family Endowed Chair in Urban Education Research and the executive director of the Urban Education Research Center at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. A frequent contributor to journals and books on education, she is the author of Black Teachers on Teaching (The New Press); the editor of Readings on Equal Education, vol. 11: Qualitative Investigations into Schools and Schooling; and a co-editor of Unrelated Kin: Ethnic and Gender Identity in Women's Personal Narratives and Growing Up African American in Catholic School.

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