for a weekly book study of Lisa Delpit’s book, Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom.
Winner of an American Educational Studies Association Critics’ Choice Award, Choice Magazine’s Outstanding Academic book award, and voted one of TeacherMagazine’s “great books,” Other People’s Children has sold more than 150,000 copies since its original hardcover publication.
Lisa Delpit’s book helps readers develop ways that teachers can be better “cultural transmitters” in the classroom, where prejudice, stereotypes, and cultural assumptions breed ineffective education. In her radical analysis of contemporary classrooms, 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.
We will meet on Twitter ***Monday evenings at 8:00pm CST***, and we will use the hashtag #EdBookTalk during our discussions.
Please RT and invite as many people as you want. This will be a great study that has the potential to help everyone become better “cultural transmitters.”
You’ll be able to preview the questions that the moderators will be asking by clicking on the “Questions” tab above.
The book can be purchased at Amazon (electronic or paperback)
Prepare to have read the following by each meeting:
6/28 – Part 2: Lessons from Home and Abroad – We will begin a two-week study of the second part of the book.
7/5 – On “vacation” to celebrate the 4th of July!
7/22 – Part 3: Looking to the Future – We will begin a two-week study of the first part of the book.
7/29 – Part 3: Looking to the Future – We will finish our two-week study of the third part of the book.