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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 achievement for black students. Claude Steele offers psychological evidence and research on the issue of stereotyping, and Asa Hilliard describes actual schools where African-American students achieve at high levels.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807031056
ISBN-10: 0807031054
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 2-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Theresa Perry

Theresa Perryis Professor of Africana Studies and Education at Simmons College. She is co-author of"Young, Gifted and Black," and co-editor of"The Real Ebonics Debate," among other books. She is faculty director of the Simmons College/Beacon Press Race, Education and Democracy Lecture and Book Series. Claude M. Steele, formerly of Stanford University, is the provost and professor of psychology at Columbia University. Asa Hilliard III(1933-2007) was the Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Urban Education at Georgia State University."

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