ERIC Number: ED496273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
White Teachers/Diverse Classrooms: Teachers and Students of Color Talk Candidly about Connecting with Black Students and Transforming Educational Outcomes. DVD
Landsman, Julie, Ed.; Lewis, Chance W., Ed.
Stylus Publishing, LLC
This DVD contains interviews with Black students, White and Black teachers, educational experts and school administrators that poignantly bring to life the issues, strategies and competencies that teachers need to engage with--if they are to create the conditions that will enable their students of color to succeed and excel. From these candid, unscripted interviews, there emerge seven key drivers of inclusive teaching. The ideas and insights captured in this DVD are placed in context by short introductory and concluding commentaries by the editors of the acclaimed companion book, "White Teachers/Diverse Classrooms." The feature 33 minute track is enhanced by a further 83 minutes of additional footage that presents more extensive interviews with many of the participants, to add depth to pedagogical approaches they advocate. This DVD is effective both for group viewing and discussion, and for individual study. It will spur debate, stimulate ideas and reflection, and inspire. This DVD is divided into three parts: Part I, the feature presentation; Part II, Additional Resources; and Part III, Contributors' Bios. Part I contains the following segments: (1) Introduction; (2) Building Relationships/Connecting with Students; (3) High Expectations; (4) Cultural Competence; (5) Whiteness & White Privilege; (6) Self-Knowledge & Reflection; (7) Connecting to Families & Community; (8) Integrating Students' Lives into Classroom Activities; and (9) Conclusion. Part II contains the following segments: (1) Informal Language / Students' Family Values / Cultural Competence / High Expectations (Gloria Ladson-Billings); (2) Peer Tutoring / Service Learning/ Connecting Curriculum to Community (Verna Cornelia-Price); (3) Teacher Self-Knowledge & Power / Discipline / Gaining Respect (Verna Cornelia-Price); (4) Six Key Considerations (Julie Landsman); (5) Helping Students Understand Themselves (Dominique Suttles); (6) Motivating Students for Education (Alex Leonard); (7) Five Strategies for Success / A Short History of Black K-12 Education (Chance Lewis); (8) Relating to Students / Connecting Science Curriculum to Students' Lives (Robert W. Simmons, III); and (9) Supporting Bi-Racial Children. Part III contains contributor biographies.
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Service Learning, Peer Teaching, School Community Relationship, African American Students, African American Teachers, Whites, Principals, Interviews, Teacher Competencies, Equal Education, Educational Environment, Student Diversity, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Expectations of Students, Cultural Influences, Reflective Teaching, Family School Relationship, Language Usage, Family Influence, Social Values, Tutoring, Cultural Pluralism, Relevance (Education), Discipline, Student Motivation, Multiracial Persons
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
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