White Teacher Topics for Discussion

Vivian Paley
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Who is Vivian Gussin Paley? What does she do for a living? Why did she write this book? What is Mrs. Paley attempting to discuss through this book? What conclusions does Mrs. Paley come up with? Are these conclusions meant to help others? How?

Discuss Mrs. Paley's ethnicity. How does being Jewish affect Mrs. Paley's approach to the race issue? How does being Jewish affect Mrs. Paley in her opinions and reactions to her students? How does Mrs. Paley compare growing up a Jewish child to growing up a black child? Is this a fair comparison? Does being Jewish make Mrs. Paley more or less sensitive to the needs of her black students? In what way?

What is the intended audience for this book? Why would this audience be interested in Mrs. Paley's experiences? How does Mrs. Paley intend to help? Are Mrs. Paley's...

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