Über den Autor
Bonnie M. Davis is a veteran teacher of 37 years who is passionate about education. She has taught in middle schools, high schools, universities, homeless shelters, and a men's prison. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including Teacher of the Year, the Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Anti-Defamation League's World of Difference Community Service Award. Davis has presented at numerous national conferences and provides services to schools through her consulting firm, A4Achievement. Her publications include African-American Academic Achievement: Building a Classroom of Excellence and numerous articles on literacy instruction. She received her BS in education, her MA in English, her MAI in communications, and her PhD in English.
About the Author
1. Beginning the Journey
2. What Is Race?
3. What Are You?
4. What Are the Challenges for Multiracial Students?
5. How Mixed Identity Students Develop Racial Identities
6. Outside the School Walls
7. The Impact of Skin Color
8. Listening to Parents
9. Taking It All to the Classroom: Culturally Proficient Instruction
10. Future Voices
11. The Journey's End
What does it mean to be 'in between'?As more biracial and multiracial students enter the classroom, educators have begun to critically examine the concept of race. Through compelling student and teacher narratives, best-selling author Bonnie M. Davis gives voice to a frequently mislabeled and misunderstood segment of the population.
Filled with research-based instructional strategies and reflective questions, the book supports readers in examining:
- The meaning of race, difference, and ethnicity
- How mixed-identity students develop racial identities
- How to adjust instruction to demonstrate cultural proficiency
- Complex questions to help deepen understanding of bi- and multiracial experiences, white privilege, and the history of race in the U.S.
This sensitively written yet practical guide fills a gap in the professional literature by examining the experiences of biracial/multiracial students in the context of today's classrooms. The author calls upon readers to take a transformational journey toward racial literacy and, ultimately, become empowered by a real understanding of what it means to be biracial or multiracial and enable all students to experience increased self-confidence and believe in their ability to succeed.