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  1. 100 plus educational strategies to teach children of color

    Kunjufu, Jawanza
    1st ed. - [Place of publication not identified] : African American Images, 2008.

    Because the attrition rate for new teachers in high-poverty schools averages between 40 per cent and 50 per cent over the first five years of teaching, this book offers practical solutions to more than 100 of the daily challenges they face. It tackles issues of race and class.

    Online EBSCO Academic Comprehensive Collection

  2. Creating caring and nurturing educational environments for African American children

    Morris, Vivian Gunn, 1941-
    Westport, Conn. : Bergin and Garvey, 2000.

    The history of the education of African American children in one Alabama town is reconstructed over a period of 100 years, from the First Reconstruction period to the Second Reconstruction period (Governor George Wallace's stand in the schoolhouse door). Lessons learned from this case study, in addition to 15 years of desegregated education in the community, provides a perspective for educational policymakers to consider, as they attempt to plan effective schools in the 21st century for all children in America. Many have viewed segregated schools for African American students as dens of educational pathology with poor teachers and administrators, poorly operated academic programs and activities, dilapidated school buildings, and scarce resources. Until the last two decades, little had been written about the internal functioning of these schools or the positive impact of their efforts from the perspective of their students, families, teachers, or administrators. Despite being underfunded, understaffed, and issued second-hand books and equipment, this school and community worked together, as did many other African American schools and communities, to create effective schooling for children. This study addresses four major questions: (1) What kinds of educational experiences did teachers and principals view as important for the successful education of African American children? (2) How did the school interact with parents and the community? (3) How did the educational environment change when African American children began attending desegregated schools? (4) What can we learn from this successful school for African American children as well as their experiences in the desegregated setting that will provide a perspective for educational policymakers as we plan effective schools for all children in this country? The findings from this case study present a perspective on which educational policymakers can build as we plan caring, nurturing, and equitable learning environments for children in schools in all communities.

    Online EBSCO Academic Comprehensive Collection

  3. An African centered response to Ruby Payne's poverty theory

    Kunjufu, Jawanza
    1st ed. - Chicago, Ill. : African American Images, 2006.

    This challenge to influential educator Ruby Payne's theories about the impact of class differences and economics on teaching and learning puts forward other factors as better predictors of student performance. Pointing to success stories in schools that serve low-income students, this refutation of Payne's popular teacher-training program asserts that teacher expectations, time on task, and the principal's leadership are the main factors in determining educational outcomes at a school. Abandoning Payne's framework of teacher-student income disparities, racial makeup, and per-pupil expenditure,

    Online EBSCO Academic Comprehensive Collection

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