Educating Our Black Children

Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135700222
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Exclusion and miseducation of black children is endemic in the US and UK. This book takes a long, hard look at the two countries and uncovers what they can learn from each other in their approaches to tackling this problem. The material in the book is the result of extensive work with educators, researchers and scholars working in the area of education and disaffection in the US and the UK. Richard Majors and his contributors are at the vanguard of research into this topic and this book is one of the most important titles published on the education of black children in recent times. Gathering together the issues and looking at real-world approaches, this book does not simply advance the debate: it tables some serious solutions to serious problems. This is a ground-breaking book based on cutting-edge research from writers and experts recognised the world over for their expertise. People will take note of what this book has to say.

Balancing Acts

Author: Natasha Kumar Warikoo
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520262107
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"Balancing Acts is a must-read for social scientists, policy experts, and educators interested in addressing the achievement gap between minority and majority students. This unique comparative study of multi-racial schools in the US and the UK considers through a new lens the impact of peer status on educational achievement for whites, Indians, and blacks. Never has expertise on the second-generation, racial and ethnic boundaries, youth culture, cultural consumption, and education been so skillfully brought together. And best of all, this signal contribution offers practical and sensible policy recommendations for addressing some of the causes of low educational performance."—Michele Lamont, author of The Dignity of Working Men: Morality and the Boundaries of Race, Class, and Immigration "This important comparative study skillfully unpacks the concept of culture and demonstrates with considerable cogency the role played by youth culture in shaping immigrant children's uneven educational achievement. Balancing Acts rightly highlights children's agency in negotiating the pressures of different identities and offers several most valuable recommendations."—Bhikhu Parekh, House of Lords, author of Rethinking Multiculturalism "This important study breaks new empirical ground and brings much needed conceptual clarity to the sociological study of culture, identity, and the schooling of the children of immigrants in the two defining global cities of our era. It achieves a marvelous balance—between London and New York, between institutions, social structures, and human agency, and between various immigrant-origin groups on both sides of the Atlantic. It is a must read for anyone interested in learning what the best of sociological research has to offer to us to elucidate one of the most relevant issues of our times."—Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ “If this book doesn’t convince us that adolescents’ taste in music and style of dress have more to do with their quest for peer status than their attitudes toward school and achievement, I’m not sure what will. The second-generation immigrant youth in Balancing Acts add to the chorus of compelling young voices forcing us to reconsider how we think about the impact of youth cultures on student achievement. Warikoo’s careful attention to the meanings young people attach to contemporary urban music and style should be required reading for anyone interested in the world of adolescents.”-Karolyn Tyson, Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "Warikoo does an excellent job describing peer culture and its complex role in the everyday lives of teenagers in London and New York City. This book is essential reading for educators, scholars, and, of course, students."—Margaret M. Chin, author of Sewing Women: Immigrants and the New York City Garment Industry "This provocative and timely book offers a refreshing perspective on the relationship of second-generation immigrants and youth culture. Warikoo makes a bold argument regarding peer culture, status and academic achievement that is sure to take current discourse into a whole new direction."—Gilberto Q. Conchas, author of The Color of Success

Jsl Vol 18 N2

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475811705
Size: 43.49 MB
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The Journal of School Leadership is broadening the conversation about schools and leadership and is currently accepting manuscripts. We welcome manuscripts based on cutting-edge research from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological orientations. The editorial team is particularly interested in working with international authors, authors from traditionally marginalized populations, and in work that is relevant to practitioners around the world. Growing numbers of educators and professors look to the six bimonthly issues to: deal with problems directly related to contemporary school leadership practice teach courses on school leadership and policy use as a quality reference in writing articles about school leadership and improvement.

Eagles Who Soar

Author: Jasmine Rhamie
Publisher: Trentham Books Limited
ISBN: 9781858563947
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In a school system in which most African Caribbeans have negative experiences of schooling, there are some who attain highly in school or achieve academic success later in life. This book is about the differences in the experiences of those who did well and those who did not. The statistics confirm a general picture in which African Caribbean pupils have disproportionately low attainment in examinations and disproportionately high exclusion rates and statements of special educational needs. But it is not always so, and it need not be. The voices of the young people presented here are powerful and revealing. Through their own accounts of their school experiences, we see how the influence of family, friends and the community can enable them to succeed against the odds. Eagles Who Soar shows through these stories how destructive patterns can be broken and how Black children can overcome the challenges they face.

This Isn T The America I Thought I D Find

Author: Rosemary Traoré
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: 9780761834557
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American society has long placed high expectations on our schools to advance this nation's prospects or to help resolve many of its ills. Throughout America's history, however, immigrant children have experienced difficulties adjusting to their new lives in our schools. This experience has been the fate of many African students who come to America with hopes of securing an excellent education, a better future, and a chance at the American dream; instead, they frequently find disappointment. Much of this frustration stems from the marginalization of African and African-American history and cultural studies in the curriculums of many American schools. The absence of any realistic exploration of Africa or Africans in American society has led to cases of harassment, teasing, and racially charged environments. This Isn't the America I Thought I'd Find explores the African student experience and offers advice for teachers seeking to facilitate a deeper appreciation of the emotional and historical connections between people of African descent and all Americans.

Black Identity In The 20th Century

Author: Mark Christian
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Breaking new ground by examining black identity on both sides of the Atlantic (the US and UK) in relation to the African Diaspora, this unique collection of essays, bringing together both British and American scholars, covers a range of interdisciplinary topics and is written in a stimulating and accessible style. Among the distinguished scholars and fresh new voices featured are: Dr. Molefi K. Asante, Dr. Diedre L. Badejo, Dr. Hakim Adi, Dr. Stephen Small and Dr. William E. Nelson, Jr.

Understanding Pupil Behaviour In Schools

Author: Janice Wearmouth
Publisher: David Fulton Pub
ISBN: 9781843122302
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Written for beginning teachers, teachers in training and teachers pursuing professional development courses in the UK and internationally.

Black Boys Can Make It

Author: Cheron Byfield
Publisher: Trentham Books Limited
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This book dispels the myth that Black boys are synonymous with underachievement. It shows how a good many progress into universities, albeit against the odds, and discusses the implications for policy and practice on both sides of the Atlantic.There is abundant research on the underachievement of Black boys but little attention has been given to their positive achievement until this author's research in both countries. "Black Boys Can Make It" follows black male students in the USA and UK who have successfully accessed higher education - at elite universities (Oxford and Harvard) and less selective institutions. It sets out to establish the extent to which they have been exposed to the factors known to correlate with the underachievement of Black male youths, and to identify the factors that have led to their educational success and influenced their access to and choice of universities. And it examines the barriers they found in their path and how they overcame them.Part One sets the educational scene in each country. Part Two looks at the obstacles they encountered, with chapters examining social class; parents' involvement in their sons' education; racism and racial identity; and the boys' own misbehaviour and negative attitudes. Part Three unravels the factors leading to success, devoting chapters to how parents steer their sons; the contributions of schools, teachers and community projects; the effect of religion; and the students' personal qualities and navigational tactics. Part Four reviews the processes of choosing and entering university and the final section looks at the implications for educational policy and practice.Here is a book that can be used as an essential guide to policy development but also as a practical tool for parents, teachers and Black boys themselves seeking to gain access to higher education.