Review of The Dream-Keepers by Gloria Ladson-Billings
Ladson-Billings’ The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children (2009) underlines the integral role of culture in education. The writer focused on the experiences of African Americans in the U.S. education system that is heavily marred by racism. The book allows readers to reflect on the importance of an education system that is all-inclusive for students from different cultural backgrounds. On this note, Ladson-Billings has highlighted some significant issues affecting youngsters from minority groups and low-income families during the learning process. The book is credible since the writer based the highlighted theories on classroom observations and interviews to provide a snapshot of eight teachers identified by principals and parents as having strategies that can transform an archetypal classroom to one that offers excellent education to African American children.