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Paperback Learning While Black: Creating Educational Excellence for African American Children Book

ISBN: 0801867762

ISBN13: 9780801867767

Learning While Black: Creating Educational Excellence for African American Children

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In Learning While Black Janice Hale argues that educators must look beyond the cliches of urban poverty and teacher training to explain the failures of public education with regard to black students. Why, Hale asks simply, are black students not being educated as well as white students? Hale goes beyond finger pointing to search for solutions. Closing the achievement gap of African American children, she writes, does not involve better teacher training...

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Must read for Black Parents

Janice Hale writes about her experiences being a single mother and an educator by profession who was trying to ensure that her son was not only treated fairly, but taught in such a way as to ensure his success since she wasn't able to spare the time to do it herself. Although a lot of what she writes about is ethnically-specific (i.e. dealing with her son's teachers pre-concieved ideas about Black youth), there's one part that is applicable to children of any ethnicity: Parents who have the time or the resources to tutor their children had kids who were better students.

A Great Tool For African-American Parents

I am the parent of an African-American male entering kindergarten this fall, and this book is an excellent tool to help me deal with the school system. Thank you, Dr. Hale!

Thank you Dr. Hale!

Thank you Dr. Hale for an excellent text on an issue of critical importance! This is a great text for teachers, administrators and parents.
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