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Teaching Baby Gangsters

Author : Marilyn K. Gifford
ISBN : 9781450279277
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Large city school districts and their personnel have been under scrutiny because of poor academic performance by their students. In TEACHING BABY GANGSTERS, author Marilyn K. Gifford communicates the realities and obstacles teachers face in todays inner-city classrooms. Using her personal experiences as a teacher of at-risk middle-school students, Gifford explains how the social fabric of society has changed and examines how those changes may limit students ability to learn. She discusses the students lives and how many overcame difficult circumstancessuch as special education needs, gang membership, drug and alcohol use, and povertyto succeed in school. She also relays the sad stories of those students who gave in to their environmental influences and failed to get an education. TEACHING BABY GANGSTERS proposes a pragmatic approach to fixing failing inner-city schools by reviving student consciousness and limiting the drama of drugs and gangs. Gifford takes a strong stand for inner-city school reform that is based on the needs of the students reform that makes a difference in the lives of young people.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

New Directions In Teaching English

Author : Antero Eidman-Aadah, Executive Director, National Writing Project
ISBN : 9781610486774
Genre : Education
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New Directions in Teaching English: Reimagining Teaching, Teacher Education and Research attempts to create a comprehensive vision of critical and culturally relevant English teaching at the dawn of the 21st century.
Category: Education

Adolescent Gangs

Author : Curtis Branch
ISBN : 9781134870943
Genre : Psychology
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Published in 1998, Adolescent Gangs is a valuable contribution to the field of Counseling and School Therapy.
Category: Psychology

Strength For Their Journey

Author : Dr. Robert L. Johnson
ISBN : 9780767913225
Genre : Social Science
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The result of more than twenty years' collaborative work focusing on the heart of successful parenting, the acclaimed five disciplines program developed by Drs. Robert L. Johnson and Paulette Stanford has helped thousands of African-American children and their parents cope with the myriad of social challenges they confront each day. Now making this special prescription available to all parents, Strength for Their Journey offers insight into five interconnected areas: • Traditional Discipline: The Strength to Embrace Parental Boundaries • Racial Discipline: The Strength to Negotiate the Realities of Being a Racial Minority • Emotional Discipline: The Strength to Resist Negative Peer Pressure and Temptation • Practical Discipline: The Strength to Excel in School, Career, and Financial Pursuits • Mind-Body Discipline: The Strength to Maintain Positive Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Health In a culture that often grants fewer safety nets to nonwhite children, Strength for Their Journey is a crucial book that African-American parents can turn to again and again, paving a path of confidence and joy for future generations.
Category: Social Science

Gangsters Of Virtue

Author : Steven Leroy Jackson
ISBN : 9781477180662
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Gangsters of Virtue/ The Wise Sorrowful Hearts is a true cautionary tale for the youth of this nation and the world.This is the untold story of murder, greed, lust for power and the final family betrayals in a major Washington DC Drug Enterpise in the 1960 ́s and beyond. The street life during the founding of the Washington DC, Black Mafia by Convicted Heroin Distributor and D.C. Drug Kingpin, Lawrence W. Slippery Jackson. It tells of the Hardships, Accomplishments,sacrifices and punishments associated with drug dealing and family. It explores the Old style Drug Game to the new generation of drug dealers and the relationship between Lawrence , his father and sibling, his extended family, his wife Anna Mae Jackson his eight children and his 500 member Black Mafia Gang. This book tells a untold story of the wife and children living together and thriving in the Southeast Hillcrest area of Washington ,DC. The story is told through the eyes of the youngest boy Steven Leroy Jackson. My father and mothers strength and dignity saved our family. Education and mentoring from The US Army, my extended family and siblings saved me and changed my fate. I received many awards and took part in historical events as a result of what people always said about us. "You come from good stock", after you read my book , you will know why my wonderfully bright sisters and brother deserve all the good things that have happend to us and for us over the last 35 years. God Lives in you too. Little Lawrence , Momma and Dad We will love you forever.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Your Child Gangs And Schools What Parents Need To Know

Author : Shitonda Johnson
Genre : Education
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Gangs are prevalent on almost all school campuses. Some parents are aware of this and some are oblivious. As a parent, you have to know what your child is involved in so you have to be proactive in addressing issues at the school.
Category: Education

Teachers Without Borders

Author : Alyssa Hadley Dunn
ISBN : 9780807771600
Genre : Education
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" Teachers Without Borders?is the story of four Indian teachers who came to the United States in the face of tremendous personal and professional odds to teach in urban schools. Their experiences are brought to life in this groundbreaking empirical study through interviews with their principals, district representatives in charge of recruitment and orientation, recruitment agency personnel, and union representatives, as well as in-depth classroom observations and student commentary. This well-researched work raises an essential question: If international teachers face daily exploitation, a lack of personal and professional support, and a lack of pedagogical and cultural preparation, are they able to give urban students the high-quality multicultural education they need and deserve? Book Features: An engaging case study that tackles competing discourses about immigration, globalization, and teacher quality. The voices of international teachers highlighting the successes and challenges of their experience and comparisons to teachers in other cities across the country. An examination of the differences in student and teacher expectations and how these influence teaching and learning. Alyssa Hadley Dunnis an assistant professor of urban teacher education at Georgia State University. “Teachers Without Borders?underscores the need for teacher educators and district personnel to incorporate culturally relevant pedagogy into their programs and professional support.” —From the Foreword byJacqueline Jordan Irvine “Teachers Without Borders?documents the advent of hiring international teachers to fill shortages in urban schools. Dunn’s extraordinary analysis shows the lack of preparation of these teachers and, as important, she teaches us how to build the kind of support that will transform this kind of teacher recruitment into a system that matters for students, their schools, and their communities.” —Ann Lieberman, Senior Scholar, Stanford University, co-author ofTeachers in Professional CommunitiesandHow Teachers Become Leaders “Alyssa Hadley Dunn argues that both students and international teachers are being misled. This is an excellent and important study.” —Carl A. Grant, Hoefs-Bascom Professor, University Wisconsin-Madison “In this highly readable case study, Dunn exposes how the rhetoric of ‘cultural awareness’ used to justify hiring temporary international teachers masks a deeper devaluation of teachers, students of color, and pedagogical knowledge.” —Christine Sleeter, professor emerita, California State University, Monterey Bay, co-author ofTeaching with Vision: Culturally Responsive Teaching in Standards-Based Classrooms "Teachers Without Borders?will transport you through the local and the global, interweaving nuanced portraits of teachers from abroad with troubling unveilings of the bigger picture behind teacher recruitment and school reform. Insightful, passionate, and expansive, this book is a must-read.” —Kevin Kumashiro, University of Illinois at Chicago, author ofBad Teacher! How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture; “In this brilliantly rendered case, we see the human consequences when advocates adopt profit-driven strategies, assume quick-fix solutions, and embrace an arid view of teaching and learning. We can also glimpse pathways toward creating a system capable of educating all children in our wildly diverse democracy.” —William Ayers, educator and bestselling author ofTo Teach, Third EditionandTeaching the Taboo “Teachers Without Borders?opens a new window on the complex realities of cultural literacy in our schools, the challenges of culturally responsive pedagogy in our classrooms, and the still promising opportunities for reform today.” —Jeff Biggers, author ofState Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream “This highly-readable and moving book couples compelling case studies with hard-hitting social and political critique. In a sensitive yet unflinching analysis, Alyssa Hadley Dunn exposes the complex economic, professional, and humanitarian issues involved in international teacher recruitment. Although many readers will not be aware of this problem before reading the book, they will never be able to forget it once they do.” —Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education, Lynch School of Education, Boston College "
Category: Education

English Toss On Planet Andong A Dark Teaching Comedy

Author : Dave Franklin
Genre : Humor
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A biting black comedy that centres on three hopeless expat teachers in South Korea. Every year thousands of people travel to faraway lands to teach English as a foreign language. The fools. One such expat is Paul Taylor, a heartbroken Aussie looking for a fresh start in a South Korean classroom. The lack of training isn't much of a help, but it's the baffling natives and unhinged flatmates that really start to convince him he's crash-landed in another galaxy... Packed with over the top characters, English Toss is a demented sitcom of a novel that revels in the extremes of expat dislocation. *** R-rated for bad language and politically incorrect humour *** 'The author has an excellent ear for dialogue and some of his set-pieces are laugh out loud funny.' - Groove Korea magazine 'Startlingly different.' - Australian Crime Fiction '...the writing has pace, and is hilarious in places. An expose on Korean culture on and ESL teaching this book is not. But as a simple black comedy, English Toss is worth reading.' - The Korea Herald Length: 107,000 words.
Category: Humor

A Strange Journey

Author : Steven Joseph Sinopoli
ISBN : 9781477164457
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Hudson River waterfront gave birth to notorious baby gangsters, The River Gang. Steven Joseph Sinopli was amongst the chosen few, learning loyalty and respect at a tender age. His involvement with The River Gang would prove to be a precursory magnet for trouble, as his involvement tested Sinopolis ability to apply these doctrines at each plateau of his spiritual voyage, from advising his Mafia clientele on their next move to comprehending himself and the universe with a deeply profound acceptance. I Astrologer: A Strange Journey, chronicles Sinopolis exploration of self; from growing up poor and hungry to achieving a sated appetite from the luxuries of understanding ones self and those around him, I Astrologer: A Strange Journey is one trip worth taking.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

America S Teachers

Author : Joseph W. Newman
ISBN : PSU:000057243252
Genre : Education
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Through clear, accessible writing and the strongest research base and documentation on the market, this edition offers a positive, teacher-centered view of the profession. America's Teachers: An Introduction to Education, Fifth Edition accurately reflects how teachers themselves feel about their work. With critical and informative material on teaching as an occupation, the foundations of education, and emerging issues affecting today's classrooms, this textbook provides prospective teachers with a realistic look at teaching. This new edition provides a stronger emphasis on cultural diversity in every chapter, particularly in Chapter 8 and thorough integration of No Child Left Behind throughout the text.
Category: Education

Inner City Crime Control

Author : Anne Thomas Sulton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105061746421
Genre : Crime
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The proceedings of the National Symposium on Community Institutions and Inner-City Crime are described in this report. 18 "success story" projects are discussed.
Category: Crime

Girl Gangs

Author : Maurice P. Fryefield
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040691599
Genre : Female juvenile delinquents
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Category: Female juvenile delinquents