Foreword by: James A. Banks
Publication Date: January 3, 2020
Series: Multicultural Education Series
Issues tied to race and culture continue to be a part of the landscape of America’s schools and classrooms. Given the rapid demographic transformation in the nation’s states, cities, counties, and schools, it is essential that all school personnel acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions to talk, teach, and think across racial and cultural differences. The second edition of Howard’s bestseller has been updated to take a deeper look at how schools must be prepared to respond to disparate outcomes among students of color. Tyrone Howard draws on theoretical constructs tied to race and racism, culture and opportunity gaps to address pressing issues stemming from the chronic inequalities that remain prevalent in many schools across the country. This time-honored text will help educators at all levels respond with greater conviction and clarity on how to create more equitable, inclusive, and democratic schools as sites for teaching and learning.
The New Edition:
Tyrone C. Howard is a professor of education at the School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, and director of the UCLA Black Male Institute and the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families. His books include Black Male(d): Peril and Promise in the Education of African American Males and Expanding College Access for Urban Youth: What Schools and Colleges Can Do.
“If you thought the first edition of Why Race and Culture Matter was impactful, this second edition is even more of a force to be reckoned with in the fight for social justice. Drawing from his robust research insights and deep structural analyses, Howard has produced a book that will truly transform curriculum, pedagogical, relational, and assessment practices of educators committed to improving the learning and development trajectories of young people. By pushing the boundaries of the ordinary and the normative, this book teaches as it transforms. Every educator, pre-service and inservice, working with racially, linguistically, and culturally diverse young people should read this book.”
—H. Richard Milner IV, Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of Education, Vanderbilt University
PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION!
"The reader is left with a feeling of urgent, personal, moral responsibility to participate in the cause. Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools gives educators at all levels an excellent primer of the achievement gap, its causes, and remedies."
—International Journal of Multicultural Education
"A solid resource for those interested in thinking about the importance of race and culture in schools in more sophisticated ways…It squarely addresses the under-theorization of race as a factor in the analysis of students' school performance, moving the field forward appreciably."
"Howard has produced a book that sheds light into abating the achievement gap in education by incrorporating important prior literature and silent theories that can be implemented to further enhance educational outcomes of all students."
—The Journal of Negro Education
“This book is at times disheartening and at other times inspiring; sometimes anguishing but always enlightening.”
—From the Foreword by Geneva Gay, University of Washington–Seattle
“Tyrone Howard provides a multi-dimensional and textured look at why students of color continue to struggle in the nation's schools. However, he does not stop there. This book points toward the solutions we have been seeking—partnerships, principles, and persistence.”
—Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin–Madison