The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children

by Gloria Ladson-Billings

Paperback, 1994



Local notes

EC Multicultural


Jossey-Bass (1994), Edition: 1, 187 pages


Education, like electricity, needs a conduit, a teacher, through which to transmit its power-- i.e., the discovery and continuity of information, knowledge, wisdom, experience, and culture. Through the stories and experiences of eight successful teacher-transmitters, The Dreamkeepers keeps hope alive for educating young African Americans. --ReverAnd Jesse L. Jackson, president and founder, National Rainbow Coalition In this beautifully written book Ladson-Billings illustrates the inspiring influence of a select group of teachers who keep the dreams alive for African American students. ?Henry M. Levin, David Jacks professor of Higher Education, Stanford University Ladson-Billing's portraits, interwoven with personal reflections, challenge readers to envision intellectually rigorous and culturally relevant classrooms that have the power to improve the lives of not just African American students but all children.… (more)


Original language


Physical description

187 p.; 5.96 inches


0787903388 / 9780787903381

User reviews

LibraryThing member jlwllm12
Educators of all kinds would appreciate this wonderfully researched work. It is eye-opening and honest. Teachers must learn different ways to reach their students. This is one way to do it! Read this Book!
LibraryThing member lruano
Dream Keepers tells you the experiences of successful teacher of African American children. It also gives their opinion of the school system and how things are and what things should change. It is a very informative book. It also gives people tips on how to be a better teacher. It shows you different teaching methods that will help you in a classroom setting.… (more)




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