Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom
Winner of an American Educational Studies Association Critics’ Choice Award and Choice Magazine’s Outstanding Academic book award, and voted one of Teacher Magazine’s “great books,” Other People’s Children has sold over 150,000 copies since its original hardcover publication. This anniversary paperback edition features a new introduction by Delpit as well as new framing essays by Herbert Kohl and Charles Payne.
In a radical analysis of contemporary classrooms, MacArthur Award–winning author Lisa Delpit develops ideas about ways teachers can be better “cultural transmitters” in the classroom, where prejudice, stereotypes, and cultural assumptions breed ineffective education. Delpit suggests that many academic problems attributed to children of color are actually the result of miscommunication, as primarily white teachers and “other people’s children” struggle with the imbalance of power and the dynamics plaguing our system.
A new classic among educators, Other People’s Children is a must-read for teachers, administrators, and parents striving to improve the quality of America’s education system.
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Other People's ChildrenUser Review - stac1212 - Borders
Lisa Delpit's Other People's Children is a great book for future teachers to read. It not only challenges previous beliefs and ideas it also gives an insight into how other children may be feeling in ... Read full review
needs more inclusionUser Review - jlj1360 - Borders
Though Lisa Delpit's "Other People's Children" does a fine job detailing the necessity of including cultural differences in the classroom, she seems to magnify the importance of some cultures, while ... Read full review