Classroom Case Study: Isaac Washington

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Isaac Washington Isaac Washington is a junior African-American student at Jefferson Davis High School, a school known for its academic excellence. When Isaac was a freshman, he was among a group of African-American students that was transferred to Jefferson Davis High School due to a court order to desegregate the metropolitan schools. Because of the desegregation of Jefferson Davis High School, Isaac’s pre-dominantly black school was shut and the students were bused long distances and spread out among the district’s white schools. Consequently, Isaac’s classmates have little connection with the school’s past and present; as they cannot participate extra-curricular activities due to the distance from their homes and the need to ride the …show more content…
Some may view the language that Isaac uses with his African-American peers as uneducated and may mistakenly believe that some of the language used is appropriate to use in conversation with him. Isaac states that he has been bullied and racially target due to being of African-American heritage; some of this could be the result of the use of language than is misunderstood by both him and other students. A good exercise for the teacher is to have students discuss words or slang that is completely off-limits in formal and informal conversations. As a leader of a school or classroom, this exercise may lessen the stigmatism and/or use words that offend others without our …show more content…
As a student in an American public high school, the integration of religion into the curriculum is not existent and is a topic that even the savviest educators with avoid. While it is important to identify the importance of religion in the African-American culture; the school administrator should be mindful to overstep the legal restraints placed on them by federal laws. Furthermore, it may be shock to Isaac to see the lack of respect teachers and other adults receive from students at Jefferson Davis High School. Unfortunately, the privilege White students show little regard to honoring the elders in their community and typically attempt to demonstrate superiority towards

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