Black Teachers on Teaching (Paperback)

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Black Teachers on Teaching (Paperback)


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A candid and eye-opening look at what desegregation has actually meant for students--with lessons for today--from the teachers who were on the front lines of integration

Black Teachers on Teaching is an honest and compelling account of the politics and philosophies involved in the education of Black children during the second half of the twentieth century. Michele Foster collects wisdom from those who were the first to teach in desegregated southern schools and from others who taught in large urban districts, such as Boston, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia.

All go on record about the losses and gains accompanying desegregation, the inspirations and rewards of teaching, and what they saw as the challenges of the future. This is an essential capsule into the mindsets of Black teachers as we entered the twenty-first century, with relevant lessons for readers today. If there is one lesson to be taken from Black Teachers on Teaching, it is that Black teachers have always been, and remain, a vital part of our nation's educational system.

Michele Foster is Sherman Family Endowed Chair in Urban Education Research and the executive director of the Urban Education Research Center at the University of Missouri Kansas City. A frequent contributor to journals and books on education, she is the author of "Black Teachers on Teaching" (The New Press); the editor of "Readings on Equal Education," vol. 11: "Qualitative Investigations into Schools and Schooling"; and a co-editor of "Unrelated Kin: Ethnic and Gender Identity in Women s Personal Narratives" and "Growing Up African American in Catholic School."

Product Details ISBN: 9781565844537
ISBN-10: 156584453X
Publisher: New Press
Publication Date: April 15th, 1998
Pages: 240
Language: English