EECE 201W - Chpt 1 Reflection.docx - EECE 201W For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood\u2026 and the Rest of Y\u2019all Too Chapter 1 Reflection In \u201cFor White

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EECE 201W February 13, 2019 For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood… and the Rest of Y’all Too Chapter 1 Reflection In “For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood” Christopher Embin’s describes teachers who teach in urban schools as being different from their students. They are usually from different neighborhoods and don’t look like their students. Unfortunately, they don’t see this as a barrier to students’ education. A statement by Embin that stood out to me was that “To be in touch with the community, one has to enter into the physical places where the students live, and work to be invited into the emotion-laden spaces the youth inhabit.” (Embin 21). My question to this is why aren’t home-visits by teachers more required in their curriculum? Teachers need to visit the communities and homes of students to better understand the student. Home visits give teachers a better idea of the lives of the students. Another important aspect of home visits is that they are
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