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Rac(e)Ing to Class: Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classrooms (Paperback)
In this incisive and practical book, H. Richard Milner IV provides educators with a crucial understanding of how to teach students of color who live in poverty. Milner looks carefully at the circumstances of these students' lives and describes how those circumstances profoundly affect their experiences within schools and classrooms. In a series of detailed chapters, Milner proposes effective practices--at district and school levels, and in individual classrooms--for school leaders and teachers who are committed to creating the best educational opportunities for these students. Building on established literature, new research, and a number of revelatory case studies, Milner casts essential light on the experiences of students and their families living in poverty, while pointing to educational strategies that are shaped with these students' unique circumstances in mind. Milner's astute and nuanced account will fundamentally change how school leaders and teachers think about race and poverty--and how they can best serve these students in their schools and classrooms.
About the Author
H. Richard Milner IV is the Helen Faison Endowed Professor of Urban Education, Professor of Education, Professor of Sociology, Professor of Social Work, Professor of Africana Studies, and Director of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh. His research, teaching, and policy interests are urban education, teacher education, African American literature, and the sociology of education. In particular, Professor Milner's research examines policies and practices that support teacher success in urban schools. Professor Milner's work has appeared in numerous journals, and he has published five books. His award-winning book, Start Where You Are but Don't Stay There: Understanding Diversity, Opportunity Gaps, and Teaching in Today's Classrooms (Harvard Education Press, 2010), represents years of research and development. In 2006, Professor Milner received an Early Career Award in recognition of his distinguished program of education research from the American Educational Research Association. Professor Milner has appeared on the top two hundred Edu-Scholar Public Presence Ranking, published by Education Week (#95 in 2013, #88 in 2014, and #89 in 2015). In 2012, Professor Milner was honored with The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology Distinguished Alumnus Award. Currently, he is editor-in-chief of Urban Education and coeditor of the Handbook of Urban Education, published by Routledge Press in 2014.