ERIC Number: ED525248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap in America's Classrooms. Multicultural Education Series
Howard, Tyrone C.
Teachers College Press
While race and culture remain important variables in how young people experience schools, they are often misunderstood by educators and school personnel. Building on the work of three studies that investigated schools successful in closing the achievement gap, Tyrone Howard shows how adopting greater awareness and comprehensive understanding of race and culture can improve educational outcomes. Important reading for anyone who is genuinely committed to promoting educational equity and excellence for all children, this accessible book: (1) Outlines the changing racial, ethnic, and cultural demographics in U.S. schools; (2) Calls for educators to pay serious attention to how race and culture play out in school settings; (3) Presents empirical data from schools that have improved achievement outcomes for racially and culturally diverse students; and (4) Focuses on ways in which educators can partner with parents and communities.
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Race, Equal Education, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, School Personnel, Achievement Gains, Demography, Partnerships in Education, Cultural Influences, Racial Factors, Student Diversity, Parent School Relationship, School Community Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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