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What African American Parents Want Educators To Know

Author : Gail L. Thompson
ISBN : 0897898931
Genre : Education
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A study of African American parents/guardians raising school-age children and their views on the value of education and the American public school system.

The Power Of One

Author : Gail L. Thompson
ISBN : 9781412976763
Genre : Education
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Combining first-person narratives, personal growth exercises, and informational text, this staff development resource helps educators address the mind-sets that can impede their progress with African American students.

School Leadership For Authentic Family And Community Partnerships

Author : Susan Auerbach
ISBN : 9781136707155
Genre : Education
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School leaders are increasingly called upon to pursue meaningful partnerships with families and community groups, yet many leaders are unprepared to meet the challenges of partnerships, to cross cultural boundaries, or to be accountable to the community. Alliances are needed among educators, families, and community groups that value relationship building, dialogue, and power-sharing as part of socially just, democratic schools. This book brings together research perspectives that intersect the fields of leadership and partnerships to inform and inspire more authentic collaboration. Contributors from the fields of educational leadership, family engagement, school-community partnerships, and education for social justice come together to examine the role of educational leaders in promoting partnerships as a dimension of leadership for social justice. The volume offers a mix of empirical, conceptual, and reflective chapters with research representing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches in urban, suburban, and rural schools. The chapter, "Conversations with Community-Oriented Leaders," includes candid advice from district and school-level administrators on this under-documented aspect of leadership. Situating leadership for partnerships within the leadership literature, this book proposes a model for addressing tensions embedded in home-school relations and leading schools toward more authentic relationships with stakeholders. This collection of original scholarly articles will be a unique resource for new and aspiring administrators and for researchers in both the fields of leadership and school-family-community partnerships.

Teacher Education And Black Communities

Author : Chance W. Lewis
ISBN : 9781623966997
Genre : Education
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The field of education has been and will continue to be essential to the survival and sustainability of the Black community. Unfortunately, over the past five decades, two major trends have become clearly evident in the Black community: (a) the decline of the academic achievement levels of Black students and (b) the disappearance of Black teachers, particularly Black males. Today, of the 3.5 million teachers in America’s classrooms (AACTE, 2010) only 8% are Black teachers, and approximately 2% of these teachers are Black males (NCES, 2010). Over the past few decades, the Black teaching force in the U.S. has dropped significantly (Lewis, 2006; Lewis, Bonner, Byrd, & James, 2008; Milner & Howard, 2004), and this educational crisis shows no signs of ending in the near future. As the population of Black students in K12 schools in the U. S. continue to rise—currently over 16% of students in America’s schools are Black (NCES, 2010)—there is an urgent need to increase the presence of Black educators. The overall purpose of this edited volume is to stimulate thought and discussion among diverse audiences (e.g., policymakers, practitioners, and educational researchers) who are concerned about the performance of Black students in our nation’s schools, and to provide evidencebased strategies to expand our nation’s pool of Black teachers. To this end, it is our hope that this book will contribute to the teacher education literature and will inform the teacher education policy and practice debate.

African Americans And Community Engagement In Higher Education

Author : Stephanie Y. Evans
ISBN : 9781438428758
Genre : Education
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Looks at town-grown relationships with a focus on African Americans.

Through Ebony Eyes

Author : Gail L. Thompson
ISBN : 0787987697
Genre : Education
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In this book, Gail L. Thompson takes on the volatile topic of the role of race in education and explores the black-white achievement gap and the cultural divide that exists between some teachers and African American students. Solidly based on research conducted with 175 educators, Through Ebony Eyes provides information and strategies that will help teachers increase their effectiveness with African American students. Written in conversational language, Through Ebony Eyes offers a wealth of examples and personal stories that clearly demonstrate the cultural differences that exist in the schools and offers a three-part, long-term professional development plan that will help teachers become more effective.

Learning While Black

Author : Janice E. Hale
ISBN : 9780801898082
Genre : Education
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The instruction should be so delightful that the children love coming to school and find learning to be fun and exciting."—Janice Hale

A Brighter Day

Author : Gail L. Thompson
ISBN : 1935521748
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Offering motivational real-life stories, a strategy guide for African-American parents show how to raise achievement expectations; enforce the need for respect for authority; and lessen the influence of music, television, and video games.

Up Where We Belong

Author : Gail L. Thompson
ISBN : UOM:39015069336561
Genre : Education
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In Up Where We Belong, Gail Thompson asked the students in a low performing school to be candid about their high school experiences. Using this information and relying on data from questionnaires and focus groups, Thompson discovered a huge gap in perception between how teachers and students view their experience of school. The book explores this disparity, and uncovers some of the reasons for students’ low achievement, apathy, and frustration. Most important, she offers vital lessons for transforming schools–especially for underachieving kids and students of color.

Morning By Morning

Author : Paula Penn-Nabrit
ISBN : UCSC:32106016528058
Genre : Education
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Describes how two African American parents took their sons out of public school to educate them at home, discussing how they came up with a curriculum, incorporated arts and athletics, and dealt with SATs and college applications.

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