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The Resource Young, gifted, and Black : promoting high achievement among African-American students, Theresa Perry, Claude Steele, and Asa G. Hilliard III

Young, gifted, and Black : promoting high achievement among African-American students, Theresa Perry, Claude Steele, and Asa G. Hilliard III

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Young, gifted, and Black : promoting high achievement among African-American students
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Young, gifted, and Black
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promoting high achievement among African-American students
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Theresa Perry, Claude Steele, and Asa G. Hilliard III
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eng
Summary
Three African-American intellectuals on a crucial educational issue of our time A huge portion of the school reform debate in Americab7sexplicitly and implicitlyb7sis framed around the success and failure of African-American children in school. The test-score "achievement gap" between white and black students, especially, is a driving and divisive issue. Yet the voices of prominent African-American intellectuals have been conspicuously left out of the debate about black children. Young, Gifted, and Black sets out to reframe the terms of that debate. The authors argue that understanding how children experience the struggle of being black in America is essential to improving how schools serve them. Taking on liberals and conservatives alike, Theresa Perry argues that all kinds of contemporary school settings systematically undermine motivation and achievement for black students. She draws on history, narrative, and research to outline an African-American tradition of education for liberation and to suggest what kinds of settings black children need most. Claude Steele reports stunningly clear empirical psychological evidence that when black students believe they are being judged as members of a stereotyped group rather than as individuals, they do worse on tests. He calls the mechanism at work "stereotype threat," and reflects on its broad implications for schools. Asa Hilliard ends the book with an essay on actual schools around the country where African-American students achieve at high levels
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Perry, Theresa
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no index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Steele, Claude
  • Hilliard, Asa G
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  • African Americans
  • Academic achievement
  • Educational equalization
  • Academic achievement
  • African Americans
  • Educational equalization
  • USA
  • United States
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Young, gifted, and Black : promoting high achievement among African-American students, Theresa Perry, Claude Steele, and Asa G. Hilliard III
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-183)
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Contents
Up from the parched earth: toward a theory of African-American achievement -- Freedom for literacy and literacy for freedom: the African-American philosophy of education -- Competing theories of group achievement -- Achieving in post-Civil Rights America: the outline of a theory -- Stereotype threat and African-American student achievement -- No mystery: closing the achievement gap between Africans and excellence
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 183 pages
Isbn
9780807031544
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002012009
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (OCoLC)ocm50270964
  • (OCoLC)50270964
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Young, gifted, and Black : promoting high achievement among African-American students, Theresa Perry, Claude Steele, and Asa G. Hilliard III
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-183)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Up from the parched earth: toward a theory of African-American achievement -- Freedom for literacy and literacy for freedom: the African-American philosophy of education -- Competing theories of group achievement -- Achieving in post-Civil Rights America: the outline of a theory -- Stereotype threat and African-American student achievement -- No mystery: closing the achievement gap between Africans and excellence
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 183 pages
Isbn
9780807031544
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002012009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm50270964
  • (OCoLC)50270964

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