Dreamkeepers Successful Teachers of African American Children

ISBN-10: 0787903388

ISBN-13: 9780787903381

Edition: 1994

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Description: Education, like electricity, needs a conduit, a teacher, through which to transmit its power-- i.e., the discovery and continuity of information, knowledge, wisdom, experience, and culture. Through the stories and experiences of eight successful teacher-transmitters, The Dreamkeepers keeps hope alive for educating young African Americans. --ReverAnd Jesse L. Jackson, president and founder, National Rainbow Coalition In this beautifully written book Ladson-Billings illustrates the inspiring influence of a select group of teachers who keep the dreams alive for African American students. ?Henry M. Levin, David Jacks professor of Higher Education, Stanford University Ladson-Billing's portraits, interwoven with personal reflections, challenge readers to envision intellectually rigorous and culturally relevant classrooms that have the power to improve the lives of not just African American students but all children.

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/29/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Gloria Ladson-Billings was a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She worked for a decade as a teacher and administrator in the Philadelphia Public Schools. She is the author of The Dreamkeepers (Jossey-Bass, 1997).

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