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Learning to Survive: Black Youth Look for Education and Hope

Learning to Survive: Black Youth Look for Education and Hope (Paperback)

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This book presents the experiences and ideas of a leading black educator, interweaving his autobiography with the stories of contemporary street gang members and former members. Their own words illustrate Gentry's thesis that even the hardest gang members want to get an education and want to find The Hope Factor. In addition, the book offers an approach for dealing with the greatest challenges facing the nation today: urban violence and the miseducation of minority youth. Gentry begins by outlining his major themes and then examines American urban education, using his own personal history as well as his more than 25 years of experience in the field. He then provides exemplary case studies and proposes practical solutions. The book is addressed to future teachers and administrators as well as to those now in urban schools, and to all concerned with the state of urban and minority education.

EducationEducation TheoryEducational strategies & policyMulticultural education Publisher: ABC-CLIO Publication Date: 24/08/1995 ISBN-13: 9780865692619  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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ATRON A. GENTRY is Professor of Education, School of Education, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is the co-editor of the journal Equity and Excellence in Education and Urban Education.CAROLYN C. PEELLE has a doctorate in urban education and has written articles and books on issues of access and equity in education.

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