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African Centered Response to Ruby Payne's Poverty Theory

ISBN-10: 1934155004
ISBN-13: 9781934155004
Edition: N/A
Authors: Jawanza Kunjufu
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Description: This challenge to influential educator Ruby Payne's theories about the impact of class differences and economics on teaching and learning puts forward other factors as better predictors of student performance. Pointing to success stories in schools  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: African American Images
Publication date: 4/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

This challenge to influential educator Ruby Payne's theories about the impact of class differences and economics on teaching and learning puts forward other factors as better predictors of student performance. Pointing to success stories in schools that serve low-income students, this refutation of Payne's popular teacher-training program asserts that teacher expectations, time on task, and the principal's leadership are the main factors in determining educational outcomes at a school. Abandoning Payne's framework of teacher-student income disparities, racial makeup, and per-pupil expenditure, this critical analysis asserts the human component as the most powerful tool for improving education in failing schools.

Carter G. Woodson was the founder of Black History Week. He wrote "The Negro in Our History, The Education of the Negro Prior to 1861, A Century of Negro Migration," and "The African Background Outlined," He died in 1950. Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu is the author of "Lessons from History" and "Restoring the Village," He lives in Chicago.

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