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The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children / Edition 2

The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children / Edition 2

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In the second edition of her critically acclaimed book The Dreamkeepers, Gloria Ladson-Billings revisits the eight teachers who were profiled in the first edition and introduces us to new teachers who are current exemplars of good teaching. She shows that culturally relevant teaching is not a matter of race, gender, or teaching style. What matters most is a teacher's efforts to work with the unique strengths a child brings to the classroom. A brilliant mixture of scholarship and storytelling, The Dreamkeepers challenges us to envision intellectually rigorous and culturally relevant classrooms that have the power to improve the lives of not just African American students, but all children. This new edition also includes questions for reflection

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470408155
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/30/2009
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 95,053
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Previously, she served on the faculty of Santa Clara University and worked as a teacher and consultant in the Phila-delphia public school system. She is the former president of the American Educational Research Association, and was elected to the National Academy of Education. Dr. Ladson-Billings is the author and editor of numerous articles and books, including The Dreamkeepers, Crossing Over to Canaan, and Beyond the Big House.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the New Edition.


The Author.

1. A Dream Deferred.

2. Does Culture Matter?

3. Seeing Color, Seeing Culture.

4. We Are Family.

5. The Tree of Knowledge.

6. Culturally Relevant Teaching.

7. Making Dreams into Reality.


Appendix A: Methodology.

Appendix B: Context.



Discussion Questions.

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Dreamkeepers 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
jlwllm12 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Educators of all kinds would appreciate this wonderfully researched work. It is eye-opening and honest. Teachers must learn different ways to reach their students. This is one way to do it! Read this Book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a sixth-grade English teacher, and I've always needed to implement pride in my black students. This book should be read by all African American teachers. Education is widely needed in the black community, and this book will put us looking in the right direction. Another book that deals with the education of black kids is 'Why do I have to be your Nigger? Theories in Niggativity.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a candiate for a Master Degree in Social Studies Education I was advice to read this book over my X-Mas break and I feel in love with it right after the first 5 pgs. Ms. Billings brings so many things to life in this book that it is crucial for all new and experience teachers to read if they want to teach students of color. This is a must read for educators of any race, religion, or background.