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Latino Dropouts In Rural America

Author : Carolyn Hondo
ISBN : 0791473880
Genre : Education
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Latino high school students in rural communities talk about dropping out of school.
Category: Education

Differentiated Instruction

Author : Ervin F. Sparapani
ISBN : 9780761860853
Genre : Education
File Size : 45.7 MB
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In the current standards-based, accountability-driven world of education, it is difficult for educators to use differentiated instruction to cater to the individual learning needs of each student. This book explains differentiating instruction in a way that connects to current standards and provides examples of challenging best practice lessons.
Category: Education

Canaries Reflect On The Mine

Author : Jeanne Cameron
ISBN : 9781623960001
Genre : Education
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In Canaries Reflect on the Mine: Dropouts’ Stories of Schooling, Jeanne Cameron invites the reader to see schooling and early school leaving through the eyes of high school dropouts themselves. The transcendent desires revealed by this research – to be known and valued, to learn with purpose and autonomy – are spoken with poignant clarity by the young people who story these pages. This study offers a compelling and timely critique of the dominant, neoliberal discourse on schooling and early school leaving. It challenges conventional wisdom about dropouts, and shows how the experiences and needs of those who leave school early and those who persist to graduation are more similar than different. Collectively, these young people’s stories evoke a canaryinthemine metaphor, one where the canaries exit and the miners remain. They implore us to see the dropout crisis as a symptom of the alienating and dehumanizing school practices advanced by No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top. More importantly, they offer a vision for schooling that lovingly embraces and extends all students’ experiences, enriches their biographies, and celebrates and supports each of their talents and purposes with equal passion. Preservice and inservice teachers, educational researchers and policy makers, administrators, and advocates for equitable and democratic schooling have much to learn from this book. Qualitative researchers will find a powerful model for working collaboratively with youth to represent their experiences and to craft solutions to the challenges they face. Students of sociology will discover a compelling illustration of C. Wright Mills’ sociological imagination and his charge to “take it big” by drawing connections between individual biographies and the social and historical structures that frame lived experience. For professional social scientists, it embodies Mills’ challenge to embrace the moral sensibilities required to understand and improve the human condition.
Category: Education

Renewed Accountability For Access And Excellence

Author : Penny L. Tenuto
ISBN : 9781498518628
Genre : Education
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Renewed Accountability for Access and Excellence provides a forum for contributing scholars and practitioners to advance the discussion of Tenuto’s (2014) democratic professional practice in education (DPPE) by sharing additional insights, perspectives, and implications for both policy and practice. Consistent with the model itself, this collective work is intended to encourage meaningful conversations and critical thinking about inclusionary practices, equitable access, excellence, and renewed accountability for teaching and leading.
Category: Education

Annual Meeting Program

Author : American Educational Research Association
ISBN : 01639676
Genre : Education
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Category: Education

The Color Of Success

Author : Gilberto Q. Conchas
ISBN : 0807746606
Genre : Education
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Through students' own voices and perspectives, this book reveals how and why some racial minorities achieve academic success, despite limited opportunity. Based on the experiences of Black, Latino, and Vietnamese urban high school students, the author provides a revealing comparative analysis that offers insight into how schools can provide opportunities and safe learning environments where youth acquire real goals, expectations, and tangible pathways for success. Offering alternatives to current practices and structures of inequality that plague educational systems throughout the nation, this sociologically informed book: takes a rare look at urban school success stories, instead of those depicting failure; explores the social processes that enable racial minority youth to escape the unequal structures of urban schooling to perform well in school; and focuses on youth's interpretations and reactions to the schooling process to determine how schools can empower youth and promote the social mobility of low-income urban populations.
Category: Education

At Risk Youth

Author : Shirley E. Wells
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173025431903
Genre : Education
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Tells how to identify students likely to drop out of school, suggests programs to help them stay in school, and provides ideas for school administrators, teachers, and parents
Category: Education

White Teachers Diverse Classrooms

Author : Julie Landsman
ISBN : 9781579221478
Genre : Education
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For African Americans, school is often not a place to learn but a place of low expectations and failure. In urban schools with concentrations of poverty, often fewer than half the ninth graders leave with a high school diploma. Black and White teachers here provide an insightful approach to inclusive and equitable teaching and illustrate its transformative power to bring about success. This book encourages reflection and self-examination, calls for understanding how students can achieve and expecting the most from them. It demonstrates whatƒ??s involved in terms of recognizing often-unconscious biases, confronting institutional racism where it occurs, surmounting stereotyping, adopting culturally relevant teaching, connecting with parents and the community, and integrating diversity in all activities. This book is replete with examples of practice and telling insights that will engage teachers in practice or in service. It should have a place in every classroom in colleges of education. Its empowering message applies not just to teachers of Black students, but illuminates teaching in every racially diverse setting.
Category: Education

Blood Wedding

Author : Federico García Lorca
ISBN : 1854598554
Genre : Drama
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New version of Lorca's classic produced at London's Almeida Theatre in May 2005.
Category: Drama

Common Courage

Author : Andrea Vogt
ISBN : UOM:39015059998602
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for the University of Idaho Press A thoughtful book about the importance of speaking out on behalf of human rights, Common Courage grew out of the last public interviews with noted Northwest human rights activist and former Catholic priest Bill Wassmuth. Author Andrea Vogt chronicles Wassmuth's fascinating life story - from Idaho farmboy to nationally known human rights activist.
Category: Biography & Autobiography