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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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.