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Kunjufu, Jawanza

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Works: 112 works in 246 publications in 1 language and 17,172 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Miscellanea  Trivia and miscellanea  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Abstracts 
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Most widely held works by Jawanza Kunjufu
An African centered response to Ruby Payne's poverty theory by Jawanza Kunjufu( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges Ruby Payne's theories about the impact of class differences and economics on teaching and learning, putting forward other factors as better predictors of student performance. Kunjufu points to success stories in schools that serve low-income students. His refutation of Payne's popular teacher-training program asserts that teacher expectations, time on task, and the principal's leadership are the main factors in determining educational outcomes at a school. Abandoning Payne's framework of teacher-student income disparities, racial makeup, and per-pupil expenditure, this critical analysis asserts the human component as the most powerful tool for improving education in failing schools. --From publisher description
Understanding black male learning styles by Jawanza Kunjufu( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering information for use inside and outside of the classroom, this educational resource delineates how black males learn differently from other students and what can be done to most effectively reach them. Outlining the differences as both behavioral (attention span, aggression, maturation, energy level, and pressure from peers) and educational (verbal skills, organization, gross and fine motor skills, and reading interests) among others, this proposal provides real-world experiences alongside theories
There is nothing wrong with Black students by Jawanza Kunjufu( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refuting common ideas about the racial achievement gap, this exploration of the education system posits that the gap is not the result of the students, their parents, or the larger community, but rather stems from the limited effectiveness of the schools they attend. With a focus on what principals and teachers can do, this instructive resource explores ways that schools can change in order to better serve the needs of these students, such as gaining a better understanding of different learning styles, implementing a curriculum that is more relevant to students' lives, focusing on the amount of time each task takes each student, and experimenting with single-gender classrooms. This book also looks at examples of the success of black students in schools that have taken the time to apply some of these policies, demonstrating that any student can thrive when benefited with a passionate and comprehensive education
100 plus educational strategies to teach children of color by Jawanza Kunjufu( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because the attrition rate for new teachers in high-poverty schools averages between 40 per cent and 50 per cent over the first five years of teaching, this book offers practical solutions to more than 100 of the daily challenges they face. It tackles issues of race and class
200 plus educational strategies to teach children of color by Jawanza Kunjufu( )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With an emphasis on pragmatic approaches that can be accomplished in the classroom, this almanac of teaching solutions provides inner-city educators with 100 all-new strategies to daily challenges. As turnover rates remain excessively high among teachers in urban schools, 83 percent of whom are white females who were ill-prepared by their college programs, the type of firsthand experience offered by this helpful manual continues to be an essential source of training. The advice and expertise presented is fully supported by real-life examples rather than intangible theory, and the details directly tackle issues of race and class while offering a legitimate criticism of the American school system that poses many of the problems that teachers face
Changing school culture for black males by Jawanza Kunjufu( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addressing the many unique academic challenges that face black males-from low self-esteem, absenteeism, fatherlessness, and gangs to not accepting middle-class values, the impact of hip-hop culture, and drugs-this book provides answers and hope to teachers and the afflicted students and their families. With more than 75 solutions for educators to implement in their schools, including mentoring programs, rites of passage, internships, motivational speeches, counseling, and cooperative learning, this helpful resource shows how issues of retention
Countering the conspiracy to destroy Black boys by Jawanza Kunjufu( Book )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developing positive self-images and discipline in Black children by Jawanza Kunjufu( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developing positive self-images and self-discipline is a prerequisite for the effective education of African American children. The following factors have had a negative influence on their development: (1) chronic unemployment and underemployment; (2) the changing concept of childhood; (3) elitism; (4) low expectations; (5) lack of commitment to educating all children; and (6) misuse of achievement tests to label and place students. The following institutions should strive to emphasize African images that are instrumental in developing self-esteem in African American children: (1) the home; (2) the peer group; (3) television; (4) the school; and (5) the church. The following are major hindrances to the education of African American children: (1) the banking approach; (2) the certainty principle; (3) grades; (4) rote learning; and (5) the word approach to reading. An effective curriculum must acknowledge that African American children have a higher verve, are relational in their thought processes, and are more oral in cognition than Whites. Developing self-discipline requires adult consistency and positive reinforcement of good behavior. Parents are the first and primary educators, and the parent-child relationship is the key to supplemental nurturance and high expectations. Each of six chapters includes a list of suggested questions, exercises, and projects. A list of 88 references is appended. (Fmw)
Black economics : solutions for economic and community empowerment by Jawanza Kunjufu( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black students-Middle class teachers by Jawanza Kunjufu( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compelling look at the relationship between the majority of African American students and their teachers provides answers and solutions to the hard-hitting questions facing education in today's black and mixed-race communities. Are teachers prepared by their college education departments to teach African American children? Are schools designed for middle-class children and, if so, what are the implications for the 50 percent of African Americans who live below the poverty line? Is the major issue between teachers and students class or racial difference? Why do some of the lowest test scores come from classrooms where black educators are teaching black students? How can parents negotiate with schools to prevent having their children placed in special education programs? Also included are teaching techniques and a list of exemplary schools that are successfully educating African Americans
Lessons from history : a celebration in blackness by Jawanza Kunjufu( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the history and civilization of Africa and the culture and contributions of blacks both there and in America
To be popular or smart : the Black peer group by Jawanza Kunjufu( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reducing the Black male dropout rate by Jawanza Kunjufu( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines the 10 most significant reasons behind the high drop-out rate among black male students. Provides more than 30 solutions towards addressing this national crisis, such as: smaller class sizes, single gender classrooms, relevant Afro-centric curriculums, cooperative learning, motivational speakers, and higher expectations from teachers
Keeping black boys out of special education by Jawanza Kunjufu( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This critical analysis looks at the disproportionate number of African American males in special education. Arguing that the problem is race and gender driven, questions covered include Why does Europe send more females to special education? Why does America lead the world in giving children Ritalin? Is there a relationship between sugar, Ritalin, and cocaine? and Is there a relationship between special education and prison? More than 100 strategies to help teachers and parents keep black boys in the regular classroom, such as revising teacher expectations, increasing parental involvement, changing teaching styles from a left-brain abstract approach to a right-brain hands-on approach, redoing the curriculum, understanding the impact of mass media, and fostering healthy eating habits
Motivating and preparing Black youth to work by Jawanza Kunjufu( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the role of teens in your church? by Jawanza Kunjufu( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the reasons why more than 70 percent of teens stop going to church when they reach adulthood, this impassioned proposal outlines ways that churches can retain their youth populations by giving them opportunities to take on leadership responsibility. Difficult questions, meant to foster self-exploration and self-evaluation within the community, include Are we discriminating against youth? and Do youth feel empowered in our church? Congregations and church leaders are encouraged to take a look at the effort they make to engage teens in terms of budget, space, and programs and to implem
Adam! where are you? : why most Black men don't go to church by Jawanza Kunjufu( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses the question of why the church is 75 percent female and offers ways to bring black men back to God
A talk with Jawanza : critical issues in educating African American youth by Jawanza Kunjufu( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black college student's survival guide by Jawanza Kunjufu( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide to college for the black student explores how to choose a college, how to have a successful academic and social college career, and how to find a job after college. The perspective is that of an African American Christian educator with a great deal of experience with black youth. It is noted that retention in college is at only 32% for the African American community, and why this occurs is discussed. The issues reviewed in these chapters have been the subjects of speeches given at many college campuses. The following chapters are included: (1) "Why Are You Here?"; (2) "Selecting a College"; (3) "Habits and Discipline"; (4) "Retention"; (5) "Greek Life"; (6) "The Power, Passion, and Pain of Black Love"; (7) "DuBois' Talented Tenth"; and (8) "Life after College." (Sld)
Great negroes, past and present by Jawanza Kunjufu( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief one- or two-page biographies of important Negroes from ancient to modern times and from many professions including science, education, art, music, and religion
 
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200 plus educational strategies to teach children of color
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