The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 22, 2013 - Education - 256 pages
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In the second edition of her critically acclaimed book The Dreamkeepers, Gloria Ladson-Billings revisits the eight teachers who were profiled in the first edition and introduces us to new teachers who are current exemplars of good teaching. She shows that culturally relevant teaching is not a matter of race, gender, or teaching style. What matters most is a teacher's efforts to work with the unique strengths a child brings to the classroom. A brilliant mixture of scholarship and storytelling, The Dreamkeepers challenges us to envision intellectually rigorous and culturally relevant classrooms that have the power to improve the lives of not just African American students, but all children. This new edition also includes questions for reflection
 

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Dream Keepers tells you the experiences of successful teacher of African American children. It also gives their opinion of the school system and how things are and what things should change. It is a ... Read full review

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Educators of all kinds would appreciate this wonderfully researched work. It is eye-opening and honest. Teachers must learn different ways to reach their students. This is one way to do it! Read this Book! Read full review

Contents

1 A Dream Deferred
1
2 Does Culture Matter?
17
3 Seeing Color Seeing Culture
33
4 We Are Family
59
5 The Tree of Knowledge
85
6 Culturally Relevant Teaching
111
7 Making Dreams into Reality
139
AFTERWORD
157
METHODOLOGY
179
CONTEXT
193
NOTES
203
INDEX
217
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
221
Advert
226
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Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Previously, she served on the faculty of Santa Clara University and worked as a teacher and consultant in the Phila-delphia public school system. She is the former president of the American Educational Research Association, and was elected to the National Academy of Education. Dr. Ladson-Billings is the author and editor of numerous articles and books, including The Dreamkeepers, Crossing Over to Canaan, and Beyond the Big House.

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