EDUC 6966T - The Dreamkeepers: Promising Practices for African American Students
(1 sem. cr.) The Dreamkeepers: Promising Practices for African American Students is based on the critically acclaimed book, The Dreamkeepers by Gloria Ladson-Billings. The author shows that culturally relevant teaching is not a matter of race, gender, or teaching style, but what matters most is a teacher’s efforts to work with the unique strengths that a child brings to the classroom. The author’s mixture of scholarship and storytelling provides educators with concepts that challenge them to envision intellectually rigorous and culturally relevant classrooms that have the power to improve the lives not just of African American students, but of all children.
In this course, educators critically reflect upon and analyze the book’s content with the goal of selecting specific practices to apply in their classrooms, including practices toward closing the achievement gap and ensuring the success of all students.
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