This work is a call to action by two expert teachers who believe learning is color-blind and diversity-blind. It offers readers tested models and strategies to alleviate some of the urgent and very serious problems facing teachers, students, and administrators. Policy changes are also suggested that could yield improvements in performance and management in the context of the school as a front line agency.
Daryao S. Khatri, President and CEO of TopTech, Inc., is a university professor, who almost quit college teaching after two months but who survived the trial and eventually became a master teacher and trainer. Since 1973 he has taught diverse student populations at the University of the District of Columbia in the departments of physics and computer science. Anne O. Hughes retired in 1999 as professor of sociology/anthropology at the University of the District of Columbia. She devoted her career to working with poor, minority, and diverse student populations.
Chapter 1 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Chapter 2 PROLOGUE Chapter 3 1 INTRODUCTION Chapter 4 2 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Chapter 5 3 THE SCHOOLS IN SOCIETAL CONTEXT Chapter 6 4 TODAY'S CLASSROOM Chapter 7 5 TEACHING DILEMMA IN THIS DECADE Chapter 8 6 THE TEACHING MODEL: A Solution for Reinventing the Teacher Chapter 9 7 PROPOSALS FOR REFORM Chapter 10 8 EDUCATION APARTHEID IN OUR FUTURE? Chapter 11 INDEX Chapter 12 ABOUT THE AUTHORS