Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom

Version: Unabridged
Author: Lisa Delpit
Narrator: Lisa Renee Pitts
Genres: Education, Social Science
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: July 2016
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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Overview

Winner of an American Educational Studies Association Critics' Choice Award and Choice Magazine's Outstanding Academic Book Award, and voted one of Teacher Magazine's "great books," Other People's Children has sold over 150,000 copies since its original hardcover publication. This edition features a new introduction by Delpit as well as new framing essays by Herbert Kohl and Charles Payne. In a radical analysis of contemporary classrooms, MacArthur Award-winning author Lisa Delpit develops ideas about ways teachers can be better "cultural transmitters" in the classroom, where prejudice, stereotypes, and cultural assumptions breed ineffective education. Delpit suggests that many academic problems attributed to children of color are actually the result of miscommunication, as primarily white teachers and "other people's children" struggle with the imbalance of power and the dynamics plaguing our system.

Author Details

Author Details

Delpit, Lisa

Lisa Delpit is an eminent scholar and executive director of the Center for Urban Education and Innovation at Florida International University in Miami. Her work is dedicated to providing excellent education for marginalized communities in the United States and abroad.