ERIC Number: EJ878305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
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African American History and Culture: A Grassroots Interpretation of Culturally-Relevant Teaching for Academic Achievement and College Access
Cross, Beverly E.
Metropolitan Universities, v19 n4 p45-49 2008
The Achievement, Confidence and Excellence (ACE) Academy in Memphis is a partnership involving the University of Memphis, its Benjamin Hooks Institute for Social Change, and three area school districts. ACE operates as a Saturday Institute, serving three hundred seventh to twelfth grade African American students. Grounded in culturally relevant pedagogy, the Academy's curriculum uses African American history to facilitate high school students' mastery of traditional academic subjects and increase their desire to achieve at higher levels in school and to continue on to college.
Descriptors: African American Students, United States History, Culturally Relevant Education, Academic Achievement, African American History, Social Change, Cultural Influences, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Teaching Methods, High School Students
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), 815 West Michigan Street UC 3140E, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5164. Tel: 317-274-5036; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://muj.uc.iupui.edu/index.htm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A