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Teaching reading to black adolescent males; closing the achievement gap.


Teaching reading to black adolescent males; closing the achievement gap.

Tatum, Alfred W.

Stenhouse Publishers


165 pages




Tatum (literacy education, Northern Illinois U.) uses his own experiences as a black child, middle school teacher, reading specialist in an urban elementary school, and staff developer to describe how to rethink literacy instruction and improve learning, therefore creating better societal options for black males. He discusses changes in adolescence that affect literacy development, the effect of turmoil in urban centers and how accounts can be used to reach students, and the reading achievement gap. He explains concepts of literacy instruction, curriculum orientation, and culturally responsive pedagogy, and specific methods for instruction, text discussion, and assessment. He concludes with a discussion of professional development. No index is provided.

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Date:Feb 1, 2007
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