Other People's Children

Other People's Children

Cultural Conflict in the Classroom

Book - 2006
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Winner of an American Educational Studies Association Critics' Choice Award and Choice Magazine's Outstanding Academic Book Award, and voted one of Teacher Magazine's "great books," Other People's Children has sold over 150,000 copies since its original hardcover publication. This anniversary paperback edition features a new introduction by Delpit as well as new framing essays by Herbert Kohl and Charles Payne.

In a radical analysis of contemporary classrooms, MacArthur Award-winning author Lisa Delpit develops ideas about 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 color 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.

A new classic among educators, Other People's Children is a must-read for teachers, administrators, and parents striving to improve the quality of America's education system.
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2006
ISBN: 9781595580740
Branch Call Number: 370.117 De
Description: xxvii, 223 pages ; 21 cm


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Aug 03, 2013

I ended up buying this book for my personal library. This book is a valuable read for anyone who works with young people. She has spent her lifetime pursuing the most important questions about teaching and learning. I've participated in many workshops and read many books that explore different ways of learning, but none quite match her analysis. I appreciate her candid insights and want to re-read with group discussion.


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