Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools : Closing the Achievement Gap in America's Classrooms
by Tyrone C. Howard and Geneva Gay and James A. Banks


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While race and culture remain important variables in how young people experience schools, they are often misunderstood by educators and school personnel. Building on 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

While race and culture remain important variables in how young people experience schools, they are often misunderstood by educators and school personnel. Building on 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:

  • Outlines the changing racial, ethnic, and cultural demographics in U.S. schools.
  • Calls for educators to pay serious attention to how race and culture play out in school settings.
  • Presents empirical data from schools that have improved achievement outcomes for racially and culturally diverse students.
  • Focuses on ways in which educators can partner with parents and communities.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780807750711
  • ISBN-10: 0807750719
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publish Date: April 2010
  • Page Count: 181
  • Dimensions: 8.98 x 6.41 x 0.55 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.67 pounds

Series: Multicultural Education

Related Categories

Books > Education > Multicultural Education
Books > Education > Philosophy, Theory & Social Aspects
Books > Education > Administration - General

 
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