Educating African American Students

Educating African American Students

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Using a combination of case studies and research, the contributors of this timely book highlight some of the significant issues, historical, curricular, and societal, that have led to African American students having a proportionally larger representation in special education classes, higher drop-put rates, and more incidences of in-school, race-on-race violence. The contributors draw from critical pedagogy, multicultural education, and the Afrocentric canon to critique the American educational system. Educating African American Students examines historical issues that are significant for understanding the current state of affairs for African American education; addresses problems and issues in social studies education, mathematics education, and the overrepresentation of African American males in special education; and poignantly illuminates the necessity for renewed activism by telling the stories of African American children and their schooling experiences.The primary instrument to be used in all activities will be the reflective essay and class discussion. In each of the activities, students are to prepare a reflection essay focusing on a particular theme or problem. The essays should be read aloudanbsp;...

Title:Educating African American Students
Author:Abul Pitre, Esrom Pitre, Ruth Ray, Twana Hilton-Pitre
Publisher:R&L Education - 2009-08-15


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