Why Race & Culture Matter In Schools: Closing The Achievement Gap In America's Classrooms
Why Race & Culture Matter in Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap in America's Classrooms
While race and culture remain important variables in how young people experience schools, they are often misunderstood by educators and school personnel. Building on the work of three studies that investigated schools successful in closing the achievement gap, Tyrone Howard shows how adopting greater awareness and comprehensive understanding of race and culture can improve educational outcomes. Important reading for anyone who is genuinely committed to promoting educational equity and excellence for all children, this accessible book outlines the changing racial, ethnic, and cultural demographics in U.S. schools and calls for educators to pay serious attention to how race and culture play out in school settings.
''A solid resource for those interested in thinking about the importance of race and culture in schools in more sophisticated ways...It squarely addresses the under-theorization of race as a factor in the analysis of students' school performance, moving the field forward appreciably.'' --Language Arts Magazine
''The reader is left with a feeling of urgent, personal, moral responsibility to participate in the cause. [This book] gives educators at all levels an excellent primer of the achievement gap,...