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Teaching to Close the Achievement Gap for Students of Color
Understanding the Impact of Factors Outside the Classroom

ISBN 9780367555207
Published October 9, 2020 by Routledge
222 Pages

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Book Description

This volume highlights approaches to closing the achievement gap for

students of color across K-12 and post-secondary schooling. It uniquely

examines factors outside the classroom to consider how these influence

student identity and academic performance.

Teaching to Close the Achievement Gap for Students of Color offers

wide-ranging chapters that explore non-curricular issues including

trauma, family background, restorative justice, refugee experiences, and

sport as determinants of student and teacher experiences in the classroom.

Through rigorous empirical and theoretical engagement, chapters

identify culturally responsive strategies for supporting students as they

navigate formal and informal educational opportunities and overcome

intersectional barriers to success. In particular, chapters highlight how

these approaches can be nurtured through teacher education, effective

educational leadership, and engagement across the wider community.

This insightful collection will be of interest to researchers, scholars,

and post-graduate students in the fields of teacher education, sociology

of education, and educational leadership.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Importance of Teacher Education for Diverse Classrooms

1. The Related and Unrelated Relationship of Cultural Competency, Self-identity and Academic Identity: Cultural Competency or Rigor?
Theodore S. Ransaw, Algerian Hart, & Francis, D.

2. Trauma Informed Teacher Training: The Impact of Trauma on Minority Student School Success
Angela M. Proctor, Thomas R. Brooks, and Mark J. Reid

3. Race and Restorative Justice in Urban Schools
Terry K. Flennaugh and Cierra Presberry

Part 2: Acknowledging the Impact of Student Life Beyond the Classroom

4. Family Discussions of Race Impacting Children’s PK-12 Schooling: Critical Pedagogy
Tarryn E. McGhie and Rebekah Piper

5. Sport Coach as Educational Leader: Distributed Leadership
Christel Rocha-Beverly

6. Informing the Career Development Process of Black Male Community College Basketball Players: More Than the Game
Tonjala Eaton

Part 3: Using Narrative Approaches to Problematize Student Experience

7. Refuge Among the Revolution: The Power of Narrative Inquiry
Tara B. Blackshear

8. Developing Consensus Through Digital Storytelling: Exploring Perceptions of Collaboration From Native Youth
Christie M. Poitra, Angela Kolonich, and Emily Sorroch

9. Narrative Approaches to Exposing the Racialized Experiences of Asian American Male Students
Mark Martell

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Theodore S. Ransaw is Outreach Specialist in the Department of K-12

Outreach in the College of Education and affiliated faculty in African

American and African Studies at Michigan State University, U.S.A.

Richard Majors is Honorary Professor at the University of Colorado-

Colorado Springs, Senior Fellow of the Applied Centre for Emotional

Literacy & Research (ACELLR) and former Clinical Fellow at Harvard

Medical School, U.S.A.