About the Book
Much attention is given to the opportunity gap, and the often-resulting achievement gap, between white and minority students, but what about the solutions? Drawing on research, experience, and observations, this book provides the first practical, hands-on resource filled with effective strategies and best practices to help early childhood educators create learning enviornments in which Black children can thrive.
- Learn how culture influences learning styles, preferences, and personalities in Black children.
- Begin to incorporate cultural influences into the teaching and learning process
- Expand your teaching “toolbox”,invigorate your classroom, and strengthen your relationship with Black children and their families.
“Debra Re-Etta Sullivan has written a book that challenges us to think more deeply about our craft, knowledge, and practices that can lead to children’s deeper learning and help close the achievement gap. She reminds us tha tthe early years matter, and that to ensure Black children success in school and in life, we must first discover the genius that resides within.”
— Maurice Sykes, author of Doing the Right Thing for Children: Eight Qualities of Leadership
“Sullivan boldly challenges us to look at what it will take to simultaneously close the academic achievement gap and cultivate the genius of Black children in classrooms that already exists. As she states: ‘It is possible, doable, and imperative.'”
— Ed Greene, PhD
EM GREENE Associates International, Educational Transmedia Designs