For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education

by Christopher Emdin

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A New York Times Best Seller

Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education.


Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color and merging his experiences with more than a decade of teaching and researching in urban America, award-winning educator Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on an approach to teaching and learning in urban schools. For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y’all Too is the much-needed antidote to traditional top-down pedagogy and promises to radically reframe the landscape of urban education for the better.

He begins by taking to task the perception of urban youth of color as unteachable, and he challenges educators to embrace and respect each student’s culture and to reimagine the classroom as a site where roles are reversed and students become the experts in their own learning.

Putting forth his theory of Reality Pedagogy, Emdin provides practical tools to unleash the brilliance and eagerness of youth and educators alike—both of whom have been typecast and stymied by outdated modes of thinking about urban education. With this fresh and engaging new pedagogical vision, Emdin demonstrates the importance of creating a family structure and building communities within the classroom, using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop music and call-and-response, and connecting the experiences of urban youth to indigenous populations globally. Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, Emdin demonstrates how by implementing the “Seven C’s” of reality pedagogy in their own classrooms, urban youth of color benefit from truly transformative education.


For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y'all Too has been featured in MotherJones.com, Education Week, Weekend All Things Considered with Michel Martin, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, PBS NewsHour.com, Slate, The Washington Post, Scholastic Administrator Magazine, Essence Magazine, Salon, ColorLines, Ebony.com, Huffington Post Education

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807028025
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Series: Race, Education, and Democracy Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 15,687
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Christopher Emdin is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he also serves as associate director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education. The creator of the #HipHopEd social media movement and Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S., Emdin was named the 2015 Multicultural Educator of the Year by the National Association of Multicultural Educators and has been honored as a STEM Access Champion of Change by the White House. In addition to teaching, he serves as a Minorities in Energy Ambassador for the US Department of Energy.

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Table of Contents

Preface

INTRODUCTION
Commencement

CHAPTER 1
Camaraderie
Reality and the Neoindigenous

CHAPTER 2
Courage
Teach Without Fear

CHAPTER 3
Chuuuuch
Pentecostal Pedagogy

CHAPTER 4
Cogenerative Dialogues

CHAPTER 5
Coteaching

CHAPTER 6
Cosmopolitanism

CHAPTER 7
Context and Content

CHAPTER 8
Competition

CHAPTER 9
Clean
Change the World and Dress Well Doing It

CHAPTER 10
Code Switching

CHAPTER 11
Curation and Computing

CONCLUSION
Completion
Thoughts on Transformative Teaching

A Note from the Series Editor

Notes

Index

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Phenomenal Book! Well written and easy to read. Great insight for teachers of all races.