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Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom

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Winner of an American Educational Studies Association Critics Choice Award and Choice Magazines Outstanding Academic Book Award, and voted one of Teacher Magazines “great books,” Other Peoples Children has sold over 150,000 copies since its original hardcover publication. This anniversary paperback edition features a new introduction by Delpit as well as new framing essays by Herbert Kohl and Charles Payne.

In a radical analysis of contemporary classrooms, MacArthur Award–winning author Lisa Delpit develops ideas about ways teachers can be better “cultural transmitters” in the classroom, where prejudice, stereotypes, and cultural assumptions breed ineffective education. Delpit suggests that many academic problems attributed to children of color are actually the result of miscommunication, as primarily white teachers and “other peoples children” struggle with the imbalance of power and the dynamics plaguing our system.

A new classic among educators, Other Peoples Children is a must-read for teachers, administrators, and parents striving to improve the quality of Americas education system.

Book News Annotation:

In this work, which was originally published in 1995, Delpit (education, Florida International U., Miami) offers insights into how teachers can better navigate cultural differences in their classrooms--racial, religious, socioeconomic--to ensure that all children have opportunities for educational success. This 2006 edition includes a new introduction by the author and three new essays by three of Delpit's colleagues discussing the author's work and its continuing impact on educators. For teachers, parents, and administrators. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Develops ideas about ways teachers can be better "cultural transmitters" in the classroom, where prejudice, stereotypes, and cultural assumptions breed ineffective education.

Synopsis:

This anniversary edition of the classic revolutionary analysis of the role of race in the classroom features a new introduction by Delpit as well as new framing essays by Herbert Kohl and Charles Payne.

Synopsis:

Presenting an analysis of contemporary classrooms, this book develops ideas about the ways teachers can be better cultural transmitters in the classroom. It suggests that many academic problems attributed to children of colour are actually the result of miscommunication.

About the Author

Lisa Delpit is an Eminent Scholar and Executive Director of the Center for Urban Education and Innovation at Florida International University in Miami, where she lives. Her work is dedicated to providing excellent education for marginalized communities in the United States and abroad. Herb Kohl is a recipient of the National Book Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He was the founder and first director of the Teachers and Writers Collaborative in New York City and established the PEN West Center in San Francisco, where he lives. He is the author of more than forty books, including the bestselling 36 Children and the classic “I Wont Learn from You” (The New Press).

Table of Contents

Contents

Editors Note ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction to the 2005 Edition xiii

Introduction xxi

PART 1: CONTROVERSIES REVISITED

Skills and Other Dilemmas of a Progressive Black Educator 11

The Silenced Dialogue 21

Language Diversity and Learning 48

PART 2: LESSONS FROM HOME AND ABROAD

The Vilis Tokples Schools of Papua New Guinea 77

“Hello, Grandfather” 91

Teachers Voices 105

PART 3: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

Cross-cultural Confusions in Teacher Assessment 135

The Politics of Teaching Literate Discourse 152

Education in a Multicultural Society 167

Reflections on Other Peoples Children HERBERT KOHL 185

Teaching the Hard of Head CHARLES M. PAYNE 188

Other Peoples Children: The Lasting Impact PATRICIA LESESNE 193

Notes 201

Index 215

Product Details

ISBN:
9781595580740
Author:
Delpit, Lisa
Publisher:
New Press
Author:
Delpit, Lisa
Author:
Delpit, Lisa D.
Afterword:
Kohl, Herbert
Subject:
General
Subject:
Multicultural Education
Subject:
Educational anthropology
Subject:
Educational anthropology -- United States.
Subject:
Multicultural education -- United States.
Subject:
Educational Reform
Subject:
Education-Multicultural
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
223
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.4 in 10.5 oz

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