The suspension and expulsion of ethnic minority students, especially African American males , remains a critical issue in schools today. This book addresses the root causes of racial disparity in discipline. Dr. Bireda shows how culturally conditioned beliefs and cultural misunderstanding negatively impact teacher-student relationships and interactions in the classroom.
Martha R. Bireda has been an educational consultant for twenty years, specializing in racial disparity in discipline and the racial achievement gap.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Workshops Part 5 Part I Chapter 6 Discipline: The New Equity Issue Chapter 7 A New Urgency Chapter 8 Merely a Symptom Part 9 Part II Chapter 10 The Impact of Culture Chapter 11 Cross-Cultural Communication Conflicts in the Classroom Chapter 12 Stereotyping in the Classroom Chapter 13 Cultural Conflicts, Cultural Conditioning, and Disciplinary Practices Part 14 Part III Chapter 15 Racial Disparity and School Climate Chapter 16 Bibliography Chapter 16 Changing the School Climate: The Administrator's Role Chapter 17 Changing Individual Attitudes Chapter 18 The Village Approach: Forming Partnerships with Parents and Community Chapter 19 Evaluating the Process: School Climate and Individual Assessment Part 20 Study Guide