Keepin' It Real: School Success beyond Black and White by Prudence L. CarterKeepin' It Real: School Success beyond Black and White by Prudence L. Carter

Keepin' It Real: School Success beyond Black and White

byPrudence L. Carter

Paperback | April 12, 2007

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How can we help African American and Latino students perform better in the classroom and on exams? In Keepin' It Real: School Success Beyond Black and White, Prudence Carter argues that what is needed is a broader recognition of the unique cultural styles and practices that non-white studentsbring to the classroom. Based on extensive interviews and surveys of students in New York, she demonstrates that the most successful negotiators of our school systems are the multicultural navigators, culturally savvy teens who draw from multiple traditions, whether it be knowledge of hip hop or ofclassical music, to achieve their high ambitions.
Prudence L. Carter is Associate Professor in the School of Education at Stanford University. She won the 2006 Oliver Cromwell Cox Award and was a finalist for the 2005 C. Wright Mills Award for Keepin' It Real.
Title:Keepin' It Real: School Success beyond Black and WhiteFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 0.71 inPublished:April 12, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195325230

ISBN - 13:9780195325232

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Minding the Gap: Race, Ethnicity, Achievement and Cultural Meanings1. Beyond Belief: Acculturation, Accommodation and Non-compliance2. "Black" Cultural Capital and the Conflicts of Schooling3. Between a "Soft" and a "Hard" Place: Gender, Ethnicity, and Culture in the School and at Home4. Next Door Neighbors: The Intersections of Gender and Pan-Minority Identity5. New "Heads" and Multicultural Navigators: Race, Ethnicity, Poverty and Social Capital6. School Success Has No ColorAppendix

Editorial Reviews

"Keepin' it Real provides the reader with a very rich description of the processes involved in a student's ability to maneuver between school, where dominant culture reigns, and their own community. Policy makers as well as educations should listen to Carter's call for teachers to become"multicultural navigators" Educators, researchers, and policy makers will benefit from undertaking the dynamics described in Keepin' it Real."--Children, Youth, and Environment