In the second edition of her critically acclaimed book The Dreamkeepers, Gloria Ladson-Billings revisits the eight teachers who were profiled in the first edition and introduces us to new teachers who are current exemplars of good teaching. She shows that culturally relevant teaching is not a matter of race, gender, or teaching style. What matters most is a teacher's efforts to work with the unique strengths a child brings to the classroom. A brilliant mixture of scholarship and storytelling, The Dreamkeepers challenges us to envision intellectually rigorous and culturally relevant classrooms that have the power to improve the lives of not just African American students, but all children. This new edition also includes questions for reflection.
Praise for the First Edition
"The Dreamkeepers keeps hope alive for educating young African Americans."
—Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, president and founder, National Rainbow Coalition
"The Dreamkeepers is an immensely important and useful book for teachers and teacher educators. . . . In a creative, credible, and persuasive way, Gloria Ladson-Billings has made a major contribution to the field of multicultural education."
—JaCqueline Jordan Irvine, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Urban Education,Emory University
"Ladson-Billings integrates scholarly research with stories of eight successful teachers in a predominantly African American school district to illustrate that the 'dream' of all teachers and parents—academic success for all children—is alive and can be emulated."
"Here is a book filled with pride and questions that should stimulate anyone interested in improving education."
I would recommend this book for any current or future teacher!
The book is an ethnographic study of eight teachers who were respected in the community for being successful teachers of African American children.
It's one I will keep and review when it's time for me to set up and plan for my first classroom!
While I don't agree with everything in the book, I was extremely inspired by it. It's one I will keep and review when it's time for me to set up and plan for my first classroom!Published 2 months ago by Carliee
We had to read this book for our Multiculturalism Education class. It was a good read! I would recommend this book for any current or future teacher!Published 8 months ago by E
I just received the book. It is just the same as what the seller described on the website -- It's "Like New," but it's just NEW in my eyes. This is great! Thank you!Published 10 months ago by Marie
This book does NOTHING to help students understand the culture of African American students! The author begins by suggesting that African American students should be segregated for... Read morePublished 14 months ago by leahcarm
This book was informative because a provided a new approach on teaching African-American students in an urban setting. I recommend this book to all educators throughout academia.Published on May 5, 2012 by Tajma A. Bruno
Again, all the books I bought through Amazon.com were in great condition or as stated on the website. Thanks for a great experience.Published on September 26, 2011 by backinschool