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Racism, Research, and Educational Reform

Voices from the City


Joanne Kilgour Dowdy and Joan T. Wynne

Racism, Research, and Educational Reform adds to the knowledge base on educational reform, through individual, personal voices. Describing the complexities of multiple levels of engagement, it provides more accessible reading for teachers and the general public than most reform texts. This book also adds to the literature about multiple K-16 partnerships; collaborations between mainstream universities and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU); cross-district school system collaborations; the impact of racism on school reform efforts; communication problems in school collaborations; parent and teacher struggles for equal engagement; and issues of parental equity in school communities of diverse ethnic families.
Contents: Asa Hilliard III: Preface – Interview with Lisa Delpit – Joan T. Wynne/F. Prescott-Adams: Interview with Folami Prescott-Adams – Betty L. Strickland: Leadership Is Everything: Investing in Professional Development – One Teacher’s Journey with UACC: An Interview with Chinwe Obijiofor – Joan T. Wynne: The Elephant in the Classroom: Racism in School Reform – Barbara Meyers/Joanne Kilgour Dowdy/Patricia Paterson: Finding the Missing Voices: Perspectives of the Least Visible Families and Their Willingness and Capacity for School Involvement – Joanne Kilgour Dowdy (with Martha Abbott-Shim/Lynn Briggs/Florence Hardney-Hinds/Tracy Woodhall): Poetry in the Middle School Classroom.