Gloria Jean Merriex (1950–2008)
This chapter highlights the accomplishments and historical significance of Gloria Jean Merriex, a noted mathematics teacher in Florida who used culturally relevant pedagogy to increase student achievement. The chapter also offers a critical analysis of the role Gloria Jean Merriex had in contributing to the growth and development of education in Florida’s African American community, especially as it relates to education policies and practices in the latter part of the twentieth-century America through the early twenty-first century in America.
- Bonner, E. (2011). Unearthing culturally responsive mathematics: The legacy of Gloria Jean Merriex. Lanham, MD: Hamilton Books.Google Scholar
- Foster, M. (2002). Using call-and-response to facilitate language mastery and literacy acquisition among African American students. CAL Digest, EDO-FL-02-04.Google Scholar
- Livingston, A., & Samuel, L. J. (2006, March 20–21). Hip hop pedagogy: The role of cultural competency in the classroom. Poster Session Presented at the 2nd Annual Cultural Competency Conference.Google Scholar
- Mallard, A. (2008). Duval teacher Gloria Merriex dies at 58. The Gainesville Sun. Retrieved from http://www.gainesville.com/news/20080523/duval-teacher-gloria-merriex-dies-at-58
- Nieto, S. (2006). Teaching as political work: Learning from courageous and caring teachers. Yonkers, NY: A Longfellow Lecture at the Child Development Institute.Google Scholar
- Samuel, L. N. J (2007). Using hip hop as a catalyst to aid in African American academic identification. Master’s Thesis, Georgia State University.Google Scholar