Because of the Kids : Facing Racial and Cultural Differences by Jennifer E. Obidah

By Jennifer E. Obidah

Right here, the authors recount how they set out on a collaborative three-year learn to discover the impression of racial and cultural modifications in a single in their city, center tuition study rooms. They describe how they realized to confront and take care of the demanding situations they confronted.

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She enjoys being with her students. She only calls my house to complain about me. Students get points for behavior even when they don’t deserve them. She does not control the class. Mrs. Teel is a very good teacher. I like Mrs. Teel. ). Karen was quite resistant to what she felt were some unnecessarily personal questions that I was proposing we include in the questionnaire. She seemed to honestly want to know how the students were responding to her teaching, but she was clearly nervous about what they might say.

What do you think the noise level should be under those circumstances? (2/8/94) My frustration with what I perceived as her overly critical notes was becoming evident, as seen even more clearly in the following example of her notes (each new paragraph represents a different excerpt from the field notes that day), and my responses: The class goes about the task of getting a book to read during reading time. ” Student walks away. Karen gets helpers to pass out the folders and homework for the week.

Teel is a good teacher. She help you learn a lot of things about History. I like this class because she is nicer to me than any other teacher in [this school] and she listen to everyone in the classroom. She always explain things so that we can get the answer right. And she brings history movies that we can learn about history. Also in specific reference to Karen, 80% of the students did not think that her being White made a difference to how well they learned. When asked if Karen was different from other White teachers they had had, there were a lot of positive responses about Karen as a nice person: Yes, she’s a better teacher than other White teachers.

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