Through Ebony Eyes: What Teachers Need to Know But Are Afraid to Ask about African American Students

Through Ebony Eyes What Teachers Need to Know But Are Afraid to Ask about African American Students In this book Gail L Thompson takes on the volatile topic of the role of race in education and explores the black white achievement gap and the cultural divide that exists between some teachers and Af

  • Title: Through Ebony Eyes: What Teachers Need to Know But Are Afraid to Ask about African American Students
  • Author: Gail L. Thompson
  • ISBN: 9780787970611
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this book, Gail L Thompson takes on the volatile topic of the role of race in education and explores the black white achievement gap and the cultural divide that exists between some teachers and African American students Solidly based on research conducted with 175 educators, Through Ebony Eyes provides information and strategies that will help teachers increase theirIn this book, Gail L Thompson takes on the volatile topic of the role of race in education and explores the black white achievement gap and the cultural divide that exists between some teachers and African American students Solidly based on research conducted with 175 educators, Through Ebony Eyes provides information and strategies that will help teachers increase their effectiveness with African American students Written in conversational language, Through Ebony Eyes offers a wealth of examples and personal stories that clearly demonstrate the cultural differences that exist in the schools and offers a three part, long term professional development plan that will help teachers become effective.

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    1. Recommended by teachers in the NWPis deals at both a personal and professional level with the education of children of color. Thompson, through her own and her family's stories,shows how often education does short change African American children. She offers suggestions to teachers, especially white teachersbut those suggestions, for the most part are ones that every teacher should use, for every child: Show them you care, Have high expectations, Give prompt feedback.She talks about the fact tha [...]

    2. This author helps teachers understand African American children and their families. While no family can be "stereotyped," Gail L. Thompson is able to explain why many African American students and parents do and say what they say and do! Wonderfully written, non-threatening, non-accusatory manner allows readers to put the book down when finished, and walk into the classroom the next day with a better understanding.Thank you, Gail Thompson!

    3. I really liked this book. I recommend it to any teachers working in an urban setting. I think it was very helpful, had a lot of good advice and stories to illustrate points and even though there were not hard answers, it creates a dialogue on tough points. I look forward to reading "Other People's Children" which is recommended by the author.

    4. I think I would have gotten a lot more out of this book if I had read it 3 years ago, _before_ I started working in an urban school. Reading it _after_ 3 years of working there, meant that a lot of what the author had to say felt like old news. Still, she has a clear and easy-to-read style, and I did pick up some new insights.

    5. Very interesting and insightful. This should be required reading for teachers or anyone who works with kids/adolescents. I definitely plan to do the professional development recommended by the author in the back of the book.

    6. this book was very honest and helpful to me as a new teacher- i would recommend it to anyone interested in education or with school-aged children!

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