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Raising Black Students' Achievement Through Culturally Responsive Teaching


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In this book, Johnnie McKinley presents the results of her in-depth study of a group of teachers in grades 3–8 who managed to radically narrow the achievement gap between their black and white students by using a set of culturally responsive strategies in their classrooms.

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Student-Teacher Social Interactions

Classroom Climate

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Johnnie McKinley is passionate about helping implement two changes that are proven to improve achievement for all students, particularly students of color: changing teacher-student classroom interactions and engaging parents and the community as knowledgeable advocates for children. She has been invested in teacher development as coordinator for district-level professional development, teacher certification, and induction programs, and has served as a district-level director of equity and achievement. She has more than 25 years experience in organizational development, training, conference presentation, marketing, and program evaluation.

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