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Description - Other People's Children by Lisa Delpit

Winner of a Critics' Choice Award, "Other People's Children" has sold over 150,000 copies since its original hardcover publication. This anniversary paperback edition features a new introduction by author Lisa Delpit, a MacArthur Award winner, as well as new framing essays by Helmut Kohn and other leading educators. In a radical analysis of contemporary classrooms, Delpit develops ideas about the ways teachers can be better "cultural transmitters in the classroom", where prejudice, stereotypes, and cultural assumptions breed ineffective education. Delpit suggests that many academic problems attributed to children of colour are actually the result of miscommunication, as primarily white teachers and "other people's children" struggle with the imbalance of power and the dynamics plaguing our system.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781595580740
ISBN-10: 1595580743
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: The New Press
Publisher: The New Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lisa Delpit

MacArthur Fellow Lisa Delpit received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Education in 1993 from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, which hailed her as a "visionary scholar and woman of courage." She currently holds the Benjamin E. Mays Chair of Urban Educational Leadership at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. She lives in Miramar, Florida.

Books By Lisa Delpit

Skin That We Speak by Lisa Delpit
Paperback, May 2008
Multiplication Is For White People by Lisa Delpit
Hardback, February 2012
Other People's Children by Lisa Delpit
Paperback, January 1996
Black Teachers on Teaching by Lisa Delpit
Hardback, January 1997