By Jennifer E. Obidah, Karen Manheim Teel
This attention-grabbing account information the tale of 2 teacher-researchers–Jennifer, who's African American, and Karen, who's White–as they set out on a collaborative three-year learn to discover the impression of racial and cultural transformations in Karen’s city heart university school room. now not looking ahead to that their very own adjustments could turn into a probability to their undertaking, the 2 girls describe how they discover ways to confront and care for the demanding situations they face which will interact. Their research provides the problems and value of collaborations among lecturers from assorted racial and cultural backgrounds in addition to prepared insights into how race and tradition evolve in teacher-student interactions. Of specific curiosity is an interview with the authors through Lisa Delpit and Dr. Delpit’s research in their event. academics and researchers also will locate precious useful suggestion approximately accomplishing cross-cultural collaboration and recommendations for persevering in the course of tough instances.
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These kids, known in the school as Cluster kids, were already labeled as having behavior problems. I did not want to further confirm that label outside my classroom. Although some of my students’ behaviors were difficult, I felt that they still were manageable by me, the teacher. However, as a new teacher, I experienced many troubling moments in my classroom. A version of the explosive anger that existed in my old neighborhood was also a product of the environment from which my new students came.
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. However, rather than express her discomfort, Karen hid these feelings by questioning the relevance of such questions. ” I replied that it would be good to know the students’ opinions about aspects of classroom activities and their feelings toward her as their teacher, as well as their perspectives of her as a White teacher.
Yes, she is way different than my other teachers. Yes, because she is nicer, and she can dress. Yes, she doesn’t act prejudice and she doesn’t act rude. When asked if they thought that African American teachers taught better than White teachers the majority of students said no (70%). These students basically agreed that “sometimes teachers are just teachers. ” Another student was very explicit: “No, it don’t matter what color the teacher is. ” Overall, 40 BECAUSE OF THE KIDS • 73% of the students said that they would not prefer a teacher from their own race; • 88% of the students were comfortable with White teachers; and • 90% of the students did not think that White teachers treated them differently from teachers of other races.