By Peter C. Murrell Jr.
Integrates the old, cultural, political, and developmental issues of the African American adventure right into a concept for the schooling fulfillment of African American kids.
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To this list, I added three principles of practice that specify the agenda for an Africancentered pedagogy. These were as follows: • Accomplished teachers of African American children create the context, environment, and cultural community in their classrooms that provide the social and intellectual worlds for learners where rich moments of discovery, learning and development take place. • Accomplished teachers of African American children understand the distinction between education and schooling, which Shujaa makes in an excellent essay (1994, pp.
Ogbu, 1989, 1992) was to force an account of how the differences in achievement between African American learners and their Euro-American counterparts inhered in the social and cultural fabric of their educational experiences. Where Ogbu comes up short is the hypothesis of an oppositional identity as a factor in the underachievement of African American children. The issues of how young Black people experience and adapt to school cannot simply be attributed to an oppositional identity. The hypothesis that students who are “involuntary minorities” (to use Ogbu’s term) bring to schooling an oppositional social identity and oppositional cultural frame of reference in response to racism is too simplistic.
Some of the most important earlier work on effective pedagogy for African American children describes, defines, and characterizes culturally responsive pedagogy in contrast with mainstream pedagogy. For example, the work of Gloria Ladson-Billings distinguishes culturally responsive education practice from what African American students currently experience in more traditional settings. With this foundation, we can move to phase two—creating a figured world of African American culture and intellectual life.
African-Centered Pedagogy: Developing Schools of Achievement for African American Children by Peter C. Murrell Jr.