Every Closed Eye Ain't Sleep: African American Perspectives on the Achievement Gap

Every Closed Eye Ain't Sleep: African American Perspectives on the Achievement Gap

by Teresa Hill

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Overview

Every Closed Eye Ain't Sleep: African American Perspectives on the Achievement Gap examines the origins and perpetuation of the achievement gap from the perspective of the African American community. Instead of accepting the achievement gap as an inevitable matter of fact, Every Closed Eye Ain't Sleep questions the fundamental beliefs that perpetuate the gap. Drawing on dialogue with African American community members, Teresa Hill advances a framework for understanding a predominant African American view of the educational process. She then juxtaposes this framework with the norms perpetrated by the educational establishment to demonstrate how disagreements about the roles and responsibilities of parents, teachers and students affect community members' experiences in schools. Every Closed Eye Ain't Sleep opens a dialogue about the achievement gap on different terms, analyzes the gap as an issue of social justice, and provides educational leaders and policymakers with ways to engage in the productive dialogue necessary to improve education for African American children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610481052
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 07/21/2011
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Teresa Hill is an educator, consultant and parent. She currently serves as assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for a large unit school district in Illinois.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Prologue: A Vision Chapter 2 Introduction: Every Closed Eye Ainít Sleep Chapter 3 Tracing the Achievement Gap Discourse Chapter 4 Traditional & Emerging Research Chapter 5 Engaging in the Dialogue Chapter 6 The Purposeful Educational Transaction Chapter 7 The Fundamental Conflict Chapter 8 Every Goodbye Ainít Gone Chapter 9 References

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