ERIC Number: EJ1120401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Teaching the Whole Child: The Importance of Culturally Responsiveness, Community Engagement, and Character Development in High Achieving African American Students
Wiggan, Greg; Watson, Marcia J.
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v48 n5 p766-798 Dec 2016
Current research on African American education is saturated with studies on school failure (Collins 2003; Glasser 1969; Irvine 1990; Kozol 2005; MacLeod 1995; Neckerman 2007; Walker and Sprague 1999), rather than investigations that address the processes that "mediate" failure and create success (Bell 2001; Chenoweth 2007, 2009; Evans-Winters 2011; Hopkins 1997; King 2005; Perry et al. 2003; Wiggan 2008, 2014). Most of the existing research provides extensive critiques without exploring successful strategies that promote high-achievement among underserved student populations. Using a qualitative case study design, this research explores the perceptions and experiences of students and teachers at a high performing minority school. The findings reveal that the use of multicultural curriculum and anti-racism education had a positive impact on the social, cultural, and academic achievement of the students. The results of this study are particularly important given the existing research on African Americans and the critical needs in educational reform.
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, African American Students, Educational Change, Multicultural Education, Racial Bias, Academic Achievement, African American Education, High Achievement, Criticism, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Minority Group Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Community Involvement
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