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A walk in their kicks : literacy, identity, and the schooling of young Black males

Author: Aaron M Johnson
Publisher: New York, NY : Teachers College Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through research data and conversations among teachers, "A Walk in Their Kicks" explores the impact that trauma has on the lives of African American students, examines how teachers' perceptions of these students influence text selection and instruction, and identifies the conditions that need to be present to engage African American male students in literacy. The author believes that literacy gave him a future as an  Read more...
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Johnson, Aaron M., author.
Walk in their kicks
New York, NY : Teachers College Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018059705
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron M Johnson
ISBN: 9780807761052 0807761052
OCLC Number: 1079412164
Description: xiii, 210 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: His story: the history of school and literacy development of African American males --
Hustle and flow: student literacy, flow, agency, and motivation --
Black boy fly: the black male literacy paradigm as an instructional framework --
We've got the power: culture and socialization --
You mean I can't even be black in the hallway?!?: discourse communities and the relationship between power, agency, and identity --
Where I'm from: teacher identities and the impact on African American male students --
A walk in their kicks: understanding the literacies of African American males --
Literacy is...: looking at literacy through a different lens --
The choice is yours: "giving a damn" as a strategy for improving student outcomes --
Are we on ten yet?: reconceptualizing schools for African American students.
Responsibility: Aaron M. Johnson ; foreword by Elizabeth Birr Moje ; afterword by Jay B. Marks.

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