Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom

Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom

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The classic, groundbreaking analysis of the role of race in the classroom and a guide for teaching across difference, from the MacArthur Award-winning educator

"Phenomenal. . . . [This book] overcomes fear and speaks of truths, truths that otherwise have no voice." --San Francisco Review of Books

In this groundbreaking, radical analysis of contemporary classrooms, MacArthur Award-winning author Lisa Delpit develops the theory that teachers must be effective "cultural transmitters" in the classroom, where prejudice, stereotypes, and assumptions often breed ineffective education. Delpit suggests that many academic problems attributed to children of color are actually the result of miscommunication, as primarily white teachers educate "other people's children" and perpetuate the imbalanced power dynamics that plague our system.

Now a classic of educational thought and a must-read for teachers, administrators, and parents striving to improve the quality of America's education system, Other People's Children has sold over 150,000 copies since its original publication. Winner of an American Educational Studies Association Critics' Choice Award and Choice magazine's Outstanding Academic Book Award, this anniversary edition features a new introduction by Delpit as well as important framing essays by Herbert Kohl and Charles Payne.



Author: Lisa Delpit
Publisher: New Press
Published: 08/01/2006
Pages: 223
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.16h x 5.58w x 0.69d
ISBN: 9781595580740

About the Author
Lisa Delpit is an Eminent Scholar and Executive Director of the Center for Urban Education and Innovation at Florida International University in Miami, where she lives. Her work is dedicated to providing excellent education for marginalized communities in the United States and abroad. Herb Kohl is a recipient of the National Book Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He was the founder and first director of the Teachers and Writers Collaborative in New York City and established the PEN West Center in San Francisco, where he lives. He is the author of more than forty books, including the bestselling 36 Children and the classic "I Won't Learn from You" (The New Press).