Dream Not of Other Worlds

Dream Not of Other Worlds

Teaching in A Segregated Elementary School, 1970

eBook - 2007
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When Huston Diehl began teaching a fourth-grade class in a "Negro" elementary school in rural Louisa County, Virginia, the school's white superintendent assured her that he didn't expect her to teach "those children" anything. She soon discovered how these low expectations, widely shared by the white community, impeded her students' ability to learn. With its overcrowded classrooms, poorly trained teachers, empty bookshelves, and meager supplies, her segregated school was vastly inferior to the county's white elementary schools, and the message it sent her students was clear: "dream not of ot.
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, Ă2007
ISBN: 9781587297168
1587297167
9780877459965
0877459967
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 243 pages)
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