For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood - And the Rest of Y'all Too

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood - And the Rest of Y'all Too Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education

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Synopsis

Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of colour and merging his experiences with more than a decade of teaching and researching in urban America, award-winning educator Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on an approach to teaching and learning in urban schools. He begins by taking to task the perception of urban youth of colour as unteachable, and he challenges educators to embrace and respect each student's culture and to reimagine the classroom as a site where roles are reversed and students become the experts in their own learning. Putting forth his theory of Reality Pedagogy, Emdin provides practical tools to unleash the brilliance and eagerness of youth and educators alike-both of whom have been typecast and stymied by outdated modes of thinking about urban education. With this fresh and engaging new pedagogical vision, Emdin demonstrates the importance of creating a family structure and building communities within the classroom, using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop music and call-and-response, and connecting the experiences of urban youth to indigenous populations globally. Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, Emdin demonstrates how by implementing the "Seven C's" of reality pedagogy in their own classrooms, urban youth of colour benefit from truly transformative education.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780807028025
Publisher: Beacon Press
Imprint: Beacon Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 370.91732
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 310g
Height: 141mm
Width: 216mm
Spine width: 22mm