Promoting Positive Racial Teacher-Student Classroom
Relationships Book Testimonies
Excellent resource for educators!
"Promoting Positive Racial Teacher Student
Classroom Relationships" by Derrick Campbell is
a great resource for anyone working in a school
setting, especially teachers. I grew up in a
town of 2,000 people, 99% were white. This book
opened my eyes to what seems to be a growing
problem of students (as well as teachers) of
different races not being treated equally. I
agree that servant leadership requires
self-mastery before organizational achievement
is possible. Further I agree that personal
mastery is a process that will enable someone, a
teacher in this case, to change strategies to
the one appropriate and necessary to make it
though the situation at hand. I think the
Ethical Decision-Making Process looks like a
fantastic resource. It asks many
thought-provoking questions that I believe, if
answered honestly, would lead a teacher to the
best possible situation outcome. I am glad this
book addressed substitute teachers who should
also be informed of how these positive
relationships can be improved and applied in the
various classroom settings they will interact in
as well. This is a great resource that I would
encourage all teachers everywhere to read.
Fantastic resource for teachers, administrators
Campbell's "Promoting Positive Racial Teacher-Student
Classroom Relationships" is a treasure box of knowledge
for anyone involved in today's education system. Mr.
Campbell's personal experiences at Sunny Shade High
School have helped him write this dissertation, and they
help form the narrative of the book alongside all of the
statistics and data.
I was particularly impressed
with Dr. Campbell's usage of specific instances
where his work created a positive environment.
For instance, he talks about a teacher who sat
down with a student who had been assigned
detention. After discussing the matter, the
teacher realized that he/she had been wrong in
assigning the detention, and they resolved the
issue by talking through it. If only every
teacher-student interaction could be resolved in
All in all, a very impressive piece of work and a
must-have in the classroom.
Anyone in the Education Field
product of public schooling, I personally didn't see any
problems with student-teacher relationships due to race.
I know it exists from being a volunteer when my own
children were in public school. I believe everyone from
the cafeteria workers to the principal can benefit from
"Promoting Positive Racial Teacher-Student Classroom
Dr. Campbell's ability to use his own experiences is a
great asset to helping the reader relate to what he is
trying to accomplish. I applaud his efforts to get
teachers to see that their efforts to work together to
accomplish a positive environment rather than being
uncooperative among each other is more beneficial to our
educational system as well. If there are racial issues
among the staff, there is certain to be even more among
the students and in the teacher-student interactions.
Shawneepaints (Texarkana, TX)
I believe Dr. Campbell's book embraces much more than
just racial issues among students and teachers and
highly recommend it to parents as well as any
educational staff member. Getting a different
perspective on a situation is always beneficial.
involved in education needs to read this book
believe "Promoting Positive Racial Teacher-Student
Classroom Relationships" by Dr. Derrick L. Campbell is
an excellent book that illustrates the importance of
positive relationships between white teachers and
Hispanic and black students. As a former educator, I
fully understand Dr. Campbell's insight, explanation and
solutions to the problems that arise from cultural
differences and the effect they have on the achievement
of many of the students.
Dr. Campbell provides definitive studies and research
theories to substantiate his beliefs. He offers answers
to the problems that have existed for decades both in
interracial interactions and between teachers and
students in general. To teach all students effectively,
teachers must learn to decrease discipline and create an
atmosphere of learning for all students.
I highly recommend this book to anyone involved in
Promoting Positive Racial
Teacher-Student Classroom Relationships by Derrick L.
The challenges of being an educator have greatly
increased over time. There are numerous aspects to
consider in achieving the best education for all
students. Promoting Positive Racial Teacher-Student
Classroom Relationships by Derrick L. Campbell is an
excellent source for strengthening the relationships
between educators and their students of different races.
Also, many of the principles discussed could relate too
many of the problems found with all student/teacher
relationships. The author shows with extensive research
and studies ways to promote a better educational
environment and reduced disciple. The students responded
with positive behaviors. Any teacher would benefit by
reading this book and applying it to his or her
classroom. It is well written, easy to follow and the
author backs up all his claims. I also liked that he
included room at the back to take notes and jot down
answers to questions he presents.