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Keepin' It Real: School Success Beyond Black and White

Prudence L. Carter


How can we help African American and Latino students perform better in the classroom and on exams? Why are so many African American and Latino students performing less well than their Asian and White peers? Researchers have argued that African American and Latino students who rebel against “acting white” doom themselves to lower levels of scholastic, economic, and social achievement. However, this book argues that what is needed is a broader recognition of the unique cultural styles and practices that non-white students bring to the classroom. Based on extensive interviews and surveys of stude ... More

Keywords: African American, Latino students, acting white, unique cultural styles, intercultural communication, black-white gap

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195168624
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168624.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Prudence L. Carter, author
Harvard University