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Theresa Perry

Theresa Perry

Simmons College/Beacon Press
Race, Education and Democracy Lecture and Book Series
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Current Scholarship

My scholarship includes a) an examination of the relationship between the organizational habitas of an institution and the creation of African American students' social identities as achievers and b) a meta-analysis of educational environments that normalize high achievement among African American students. 

Selected Publications 

Perry, T.  (Ed. with R.Moses, J. Wynne, L. Delpit & E. Cortes. (Fall 2010).  Quality Education as a Constitutional Right:  Organizing to Create a Movement.   Boston:  Beacon Press.

Perry, T., Steele, C. & Hilliard II, A. (2003).  Young gifted and Black:  Promoting high achievement among African American students.   Boston:  Beacon Press.

Perry, T. & Delpit, L (Eds.). (1998). The real Ebonics debate:  Power, language, and the education of Black children.   Boston:  Beacon.

Perry, T. (Ed.) (1996) Teaching Malcolm X.   New York:  Routledge.

Perry, T. & Fraser, J. W. (Eds.).  (1993) Freedom's Plow, Teaching in the multicultural classroom.  New York:  Routledge.

Published interview. The Harvard Journal of African American Policy, volume xii, Summer 2006. The Plight of the Education System—Post Hurricane Katrina: An Interview with Dr. Brenda Mitchell and Dr. Linda Stelly.



Recent Presentations

October 2009:  Faculty Seminar Series, School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Topic:  High Leverage Teaching Practices for African American High School Students in Language and Literacy

May, 2009   Teacher Preparation Program, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA
Topic:  Normalizing High Achievement Among Students of Color—Knowledge, Beliefs and Practices

July, 2009, National Faculty, Houston A Plus Regional Principal Leadership Academy, National Faculty Seminar Series, Houston, TX
Topic:  Promoting High Achievement Among African American Students:  What We Know, What We Can Do

March, 2009 Black Educational Alliance of Massachusetts (BEAM) Annual Conference, Seaport Hotel, Boston, MA
Topic:  African Americans Philosophy of Education and the Contemporary Movement to Make Quality Education a Civil Right

March, 2009 Senior Leadership Team, Wayland Public Schools, Wayland, MA
Topic:  Understanding and Addressing the Achievement Gap in a Well Resourced/High Performing District

April, 2008 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY
Chair and Discussant for symposium, The African American Struggle for Literacy and Education:
Curricular and Pedagogical Possibilities