Purchase and read one of the following three books, each of which address the issues of student race and/or poverty. All are available in ebook form, and both A Framework for Understanding Poverty and Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom are well-known books that are likely available from your local library. (For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood is a more recent book by a teacher who was named the 2015 Multicultural Educator of the Year and may or may not be available via a local library.)
o For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood… and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education by Christopher Emdin
Assignment 1: Write a book report comparing the information in this book with the information learned in your prior courses, Section 1 of this course, and your own experience. You must address the following:
o What did you agree with in the book?
o What did you disagree with?
o Based on what you have learned about teaching and student development, what challenges do you foresee in implementing the author’s recommendations?
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