West Tisbury Free Public Library hosts an evening with emeritus professor of SUNY/Buffalo, Herb Foster on Monday, August 11, at 5 p.m. Mr. Foster will discuss and sign his latest book, Ribbin’, Jivin’, and Playin’ the Dozens: The Persistent Dilemma in Our Schools.
Prior to his 28-plus years at SUNY, he spent 17 years as a teacher and administrator in the New York city public schools. At present, he is co-president of the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, trustee of the Edgartown Public Library and trustee of Martha’s Vineyard NAACP.
The book suggests that efforts to educate minority students will fail until teachers and others in urban schools begin to understand the confrontational style and game-playing rules of street corner lifestyle. It discusses street corner language and behavior in detail and suggests ways of dealing with such behavior in educational settings
The event is free, with refreshments. For details, call 508-693-3366.