ERIC Number: ED510008
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Abstractor: As Provided
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Change Is Gonna Come: Transforming Literacy Education for African American Students
Edwards, Patricia A.; McMillon, Gwendolyn Thompson; Turner, Jennifer D.
Teachers College Press
While many books decry the crisis in the schooling of African American children, they are often disconnected from the lived experiences and work of classroom teachers and principals. In "Change Is Gonna Come", the authors look back to go forward, providing specific practices that K-12 literacy educators can use to transform their schools. The text addresses four major debates: the fight for access to literacy; supports and roadblocks to success; best practices, theories, and perspectives on teaching African American students; and the role of African American families in the literacy lives of their children. Throughout, the authors highlight the valuable lessons learned from the past and include real stories from their own diverse family histories and experiences as teachers, parents, and community members.
Descriptors: African American Students, Teaching Methods, Literacy, Access to Education, Educational History, Educational Practices, Best Practices, Learning Theories, Barriers, Family Involvement, Educational Improvement
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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