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Chapter Summary Project - Delpit

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Daniela Milinkovich

on 25 February 2013

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Transcript of Chapter Summary Project - Delpit

by Lisa Delpit “Multiplication is for White People”
Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children Chapter 2 – Infinite Capacity Traditional African Culture's
Beliefs in Education Freedom Schools during the
Civil Rights Movement Step 1: Believe in the children Summary: to create awareness and challenge preconceived notions that African American children are inferior to white children

Study of traditional African educational practices
Study of Freedom schools within America Develop intellect, humanity and spirituality
Believe in innate capabilities
Value "who" a child is instead of "what" a child is
Value of a family and community to make a child whole Developed by teachers and community members in Mississippi
Educated students in the social systems in place and encouraged students to challenge those systems
Students learned truths and myths of how African Americans were viewed
Students were encouraged to form their own opinions and consider all possibilities
Further curriculum included recreation and culture Study by Hart-Risley (Children between 1-2 years old) Step 2: “Fight Foolishness” Move away from scripted, low-level instruction
Earlier school years should focus on developing knowledge of the outside world & building vocabulary
Do not negate the students' home language, but build on it
Engage students in discussions about material relating to their own lives
Recognize that when we provide low-quality instruction, the students are aware Low-Income Professional Families Hear 3 million
words per year Hear 11 million
words per year Be aware of social differences
Devise continuous differentiated instruction
Teach within cultural framework Step 3: Learn who our children are & discover the legacies they bring The goal of education was far more meaningful in the past
African Americans risked their lives to learn
Historically high expectations and extensive academics was supported by the black schools, churches, clubs, parents and community
Delpit - Describes her pursuit of education... Do you believe that the majority of African American students are treated as though they are inferior to white students in the classroom? Why or why not? Conclusion We can learn from our past
Believe in students innate abilities
Start with what they know
Build on their personal lives and cultures
Give them the foundation to think independently
Give them opportunity to be well-rounded; intellectually, physically, spiritually and humanely
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