AMAZING GRACE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN AND THE CONSCIENCE OF A NATION

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Amazing Grace

Author : Jonathan Kozol
ISBN : 9780770435660
Genre : Political Science
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A profile of impoverished children in Mott Haven, South Bronx, reveals the human realities of their difficult lives and poses critical questions about the value of such children to an unsupportive nation. 125,000 first printing. Tour.
Category: Political Science

Ordinary Resurrections

Author : Jonathan Kozol
ISBN : 9780770435677
Genre : Religion
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The author offers his personal take on America's poverty-stricken urban neighborhoods, recalling the lessons he has learned from time spent among the nation's poorest people.
Category: Religion

The Shame Of The Nation

Author : Jonathan Kozol
ISBN : 9781400052455
Genre : Education
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An analysis of urban education argues that conditions have worsened for inner-city children, looking at how liberal education is being replaced by high-stakes testing procedures, culturally barren and robotic methods of instruction, and harsh discipline.
Category: Education

Rachel And Her Children

Author : Jonathan Kozol
ISBN : 9780307764195
Genre : Social Science
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"Extraordinarily affecting....A very important book....To read and remember the stories in this book, to take them to heart, is to be called as a witness." THE BOSTON GLOBE There is no safety net for the millions of heartbroken refugees from the American Dream, scattered helplessly in any city you can name. RACHEL AND HER CHILDREN is an unforgettable record for humanity, of the desperate voices of the men, women, and especially children, and their hourly struggle for survival, homeless in America. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Social Science

Savage Inequalities

Author : Jonathan Kozol
ISBN : 9780770435684
Genre : Education
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For two years, beginning in 1988, Jonathan Kozol visited schools in neighborhoods across the country, from Illinois to Washington D.C., and from New York to San Antonio. He spoke with teachers, principals, superintendents, and, most important, children. What he found was devastating. Not only were schools for rich and poor blatantly unequal, the gulf between the two extremes was widening—and it has widened since. The urban schools he visited were overcrowded and understaffed, and lacked the basic elements of learning—including books and, all too often, classrooms for the students. In Savage Inequalities, Kozol delivers a searing examination of the extremes of wealth and poverty and calls into question the reality of equal opportunity in our nation's schools.
Category: Education

Letters To A Young Teacher

Author : Jonathan Kozol
ISBN : 9780307393722
Genre : Education
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The author shared personal reflections, anecdotes, wisdom, and guidance in his letters to Francesca, a first-year teacher, as he attempted to help her deal with the challenges she faced and encouraged her to do her best.
Category: Education

Fire In The Ashes

Author : Jonathan Kozol
ISBN : 9780770435950
Genre : Social Science
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In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his prize-winning books Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace, and to the children he has vividly portrayed, to share with us their fascinating journeys and unexpected victories as they grow into adulthood. For nearly fifty years Jonathan has pricked the conscience of his readers by laying bare the savage inequalities inflicted upon children for no reason but the accident of being born to poverty within a wealthy nation. A winner of the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and countless other honors, he has persistently crossed the lines of class and race, first as a teacher, then as the author of tender and heart-breaking books about the children he has called “the outcasts of our nation’s ingenuity.” But Jonathan is not a distant and detached reporter. His own life has been radically transformed by the children who have trusted and befriended him. Never has this intimate acquaintance with his subjects been more apparent, or more stirring, than in Fire in the Ashes, as Jonathan tells the stories of young men and women who have come of age in one of the most destitute communities of the United States. Some of them never do recover from the battering they undergo in their early years, but many more battle back with fierce and, often, jubilant determination to overcome the formidable obstacles they face. As we watch these glorious children grow into the fullness of a healthy and contributive maturity, they ignite a flame of hope, not only for themselves, but for our society. The urgent issues that confront our urban schools – a devastating race-gap, a pathological regime of obsessive testing and drilling students for exams instead of giving them the rich curriculum that excites a love of learning – are interwoven through these stories. Why certain children rise above it all, graduate from high school and do well in college, while others are defeated by the time they enter adolescence, lies at the essence of this work. Jonathan Kozol is the author of Death at an Early Age, Savage Inequalities, and other books on children and their education. He has been called “today’s most eloquent spokesman for America’s disenfranchised.” But he believes young people speak most eloquently for themselves; and in this book, so full of the vitality and spontaneity of youth, we hear their testimony.
Category: Social Science

Illiterate America

Author : Jonathan Kozol
ISBN : UVA:X004192512
Genre : Education
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Addresses the national crisis of illiteracy by combining case histories and proven statistics with a specific program to conquer the problem
Category: Education

Urban Sociology

Author : William G. Flanagan
ISBN : 0742561763
Genre : Social Science
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The fifth edition of this book extends the discussion of the challenges faced by urban sociology in the global age, while covering the issues traditionally associated with urban sociology. It presents a balanced review of the ecological perspective and the political and economic contexts of the urban environment. Topics include communities in cities, minority and ethnic groups, poverty, power, crime, cities in economic development and underdevelopment, metropolitanization and urban sprawl, and urban policy and planning. The final chapter explores the significance of cyberspace, transnationalism, and global terrorism for the future of urban sociology.
Category: Social Science

On Being A Teacher

Author : Jonathan Kozol
ISBN : 1851680659
Genre : Education
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A passionate and thoughtful critique of the U.S. public school system. Leading social writer Kozol uses examples from the real experiences of other teachers and parents who share his concern with shaping the values of caring, responsible citizens of the future. "Must reading for all teachers and parents".--Studs Terkel.
Category: Education