empowering minority students Author:jim cummins Empowering Minority Students proposes a framework for understanding why certain minority groups tend to experience persistent school failure and this pattern of school failure can be reversed. This framework attempts to distill the essential features of programs that have successfully promoted minority students' academic growth and the character... more » of educators who have made these programs work.
Almost invariably, programs that succeed in promoting minority students' academic growth develop in students a strong sense of confidence in who they are and their ability to learn. They empower the students. The educators who have initiated and taught these programs have had the personal confidence and courage to defend them against reactions ranging from skepticism to overt racism.« less