For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood… and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education Author Christopher Emdin
ISBN-10 0807028029
ISBN-13 9780807028025
Year 2017-01-03
Pages 232
Language English
Publisher Beacon Press
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A New York Times Best SellerMerging real stories with theory research and practice a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color and merging his experiences with more than a decade of teaching and researching in urban America award winning educator Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on an approach to teaching and learning in urban schools For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood and the Rest of Yall Too is the much needed antidote to traditional top down pedagogy and promises to radically reframe the landscape of urban education for the better He begins by taking to task the perception of urban youth of color as unteachable and he challenges educators to embrace and respect each students culture and to reimagine the classroom as a site where roles are reversed and students become the experts in their own learning Putting forth his theory of Reality Pedagogy Emdin provides practical tools to unleash the brilliance and eagerness of youth and educators alikeboth of whom have been typecast and stymied by outdated modes of thinking about urban education With this fresh and engaging new pedagogical vision Emdin demonstrates the importance of creating a family structure and building communities within the classroom using culturally relevant strategies like hip hop music and call and response and connecting the experiences of urban youth to indigenous populations globally Merging real stories with theory research and practice Emdin demonstrates how by implementing the Seven Cs of reality pedagogy in their own classrooms urban youth of color benefit from truly transformative education For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood and the Rest of Y all Too has been featured in MotherJones com Education Week Weekend All Things Considered with Michel Martin Diverse Issues in Higher Education PBS NewsHour com Slate The Washington Post Scholastic Administrator Magazine Essence Magazine Salon ColorLines Ebony com Huffington Post Education

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