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Educational Theory and AnalysisSTA1 Task Three – Third Book AnalysisDiedra ZinningerDiversity in Education“The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children”By Gloria Ladson-BillingsIn “The Dreamkeepers”, Gloria Ladson-Billings explores the educational impact of culture anddiversity, specifically as it relates to African American children. While she touches briefly onthings like unconscious bias and systemic racism, she focuses mainly on culturally relevantteaching. Ladson-Billings states “The primary aim of culturally relevant teaching is to assist inthe development of a relevant black personality that allows African American students to chooseacademic excellence yet still identify with African and African American culture.” (pg. 17)While I do agree with Ladson-Billings that culturally relevant teaching should be the norm intoday’s classrooms, I would also like to address the fact that this book is nearly 30 years old and

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Summer
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Nancy Dees
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Gloria Ladson Billings, Successful Teachers of African American Children

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