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An African Centered Response to Ruby Payne's Poverty Theory
An African Centered Response to Ruby Payne's Poverty Theory

An African Centered Response to Ruby Payne's Poverty Theory

SOCIAL SCIENCE

180 Pages, 5 3/4 x 8 1/2

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: April 2007

ISBN 9781934155004

Rights: WOR

African American Images (Apr 2007)

Price: $15.95
 
 

Overview

Race, class, and school funding don't tell the whole story

This challenge to influential educator Ruby Payne's theories about the impact of class differences and economics on teaching and learning puts forward other factors as better predictors of student performance. Pointing to success stories in schools that serve low-income students, this refutation of Payne's popular teacher-training program asserts that teacher expectations, time on task, and the principal's leadership are the main factors in determining educational outcomes at a school. Abandoning Payne's framework of teacher-student income disparities, racial makeup, and per-pupil expenditure, this critical analysis asserts the human component as the most powerful tool for improving education in failing schools.

Author Biography

Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu has been an educational consultant to school districts for more than 30 years and is the author of Black Students, Middle Class Teachers, Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys, and Keeping Black Boys Out of Special Education. He lives in Chicago.