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ERIC Number: ED441893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-24
Pages: 30
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"Don't Do's": Strategies for Teachers.
Terrell, Shandra R.
This paper explores the schooling experiences of nine African American male inmates. The researcher conducted face-to-face interviews with inmates to obtain accounts of their schooling experiences, then grouped recurring topics into four themes. The themes included: their discomfort with being embarrassed or shamed in school; their feeling of being on the outside looking in; their need to feel cared about by teachers; and the fear they noticed others felt for them and that which they felt for others. The paper concludes with a list of things that teachers must never do, including: never forget that voice is important; never maintain low expectations; never purposely embarrass students; never exclude students from decision-making opportunities; never forget students' tendency to feel like outsiders; never show impatience; never socially promote because of disciplinary problems; never forget to help students set goals; never allow sleeping in class; and never forget that the school belongs to the students. (Contains 36 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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