This course explores, through a historical perspective, the sociopolitical factors impacting the education of African American learners. The course examines culturally relevant pedagogy, critical Black pedagogy and critical race theory as ways to improve the educational experiences of African American learners.
Abul Pitre is Professor and Chair of the Department of Africana Studies at San Francisco State University. He holds a B.S. in Social Studies Education and M.A. in Social Science from Southern University Baton Rouge and a Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University. He has authored and co-edited 25 books with his most recent being, The Gloria Ladson-Billings Reader, A Critical Black Pedagogy Reader: The Brothers Speak, Research Studies on Educating for Diversity and Social Justice and Perspectives on Diversity, Equity and Social Justice in Educational Leadership. Prior to working in the academy he was a high school social studies who transformed a Louisiana High School that had territorial fights, low test scores and student apathy.
Educating African American Students Course Pack, Cognella Academic Publishers.
Pitre, A. (Ed.). (2019). A Critical Black Pedagogy Reader: The Brothers Speak. Rowman and Littlefield.
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