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Creating Successful Learning Environments for African American Learners With Exceptionalities

Creating Successful Learning Environments for African American Learners With Exceptionalities Author Festus E. Obiakor
ISBN-10 9781483360690
Release 2002-06-18
Pages 256
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In this groundbreaking book, more than 25 leading scholars and practitioners provide concrete solutions for maximizing African American students' achievement.



Urban Education for the 21st Century

Urban Education for the 21st Century Author Festus E. Obiakor
ISBN-10 9780398076122
Release 2005
Pages 239
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This timely book exposes the complexities and realities facing urbanness and urban schools that are inadequately funded and denigrated, along with students who continue to be misidentified, misassessed, miscategorized, misplaced, and misinstructed by illprepared and unprepared educators and service providers. The text very successfully demonstrates the comprehensive nature and connectedness of problems and prospects in urban education. This book will be an added resource to researchers, scholars, educators, and service providers. It should be an excellent required text for graduate and undergraduate courses in all branches of education. Addition-ally, the book will be of interest to education administrators at all levels, public school teachers, policy makers, and change agents. The thirteen chapters discuss and explore the following primary topics:• Urban education and the quest for democracy, equity, and excellence• Educating urban learners with and without special needs• Personnel preparation and urban schools• Teaching and learning in urban schools• Educational leadership in urban schools• Insights into educational psychology and what urban practitioners must know• Managing violence in urban schools• Financing urban schools• Reducing the power of “whiteness” in urban schools• Promises and challenges of building and the future perspectives of urban education.



School Leadership for Authentic Family and Community Partnerships

School Leadership for Authentic Family and Community Partnerships Author Susan Auerbach
ISBN-10 9781136707148
Release 2012-05-22
Pages 280
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School leaders are increasingly called upon to pursue meaningful partnerships with families and community groups, yet many leaders are unprepared to meet the challenges of partnerships, to cross cultural boundaries, or to be accountable to the community. Alliances are needed among educators, families, and community groups that value relationship building, dialogue, and power-sharing as part of socially just, democratic schools. This book brings together research perspectives that intersect the fields of leadership and partnerships to inform and inspire more authentic collaboration. Contributors from the fields of educational leadership, family engagement, school-community partnerships, and education for social justice come together to examine the role of educational leaders in promoting partnerships as a dimension of leadership for social justice. The volume offers a mix of empirical, conceptual, and reflective chapters with research representing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches in urban, suburban, and rural schools. The chapter, "Conversations with Community-Oriented Leaders," includes candid advice from district and school-level administrators on this under-documented aspect of leadership. Situating leadership for partnerships within the leadership literature, this book proposes a model for addressing tensions embedded in home-school relations and leading schools toward more authentic relationships with stakeholders. This collection of original scholarly articles will be a unique resource for new and aspiring administrators and for researchers in both the fields of leadership and school-family-community partnerships.



The Broken Cisterns of African American Education

The Broken Cisterns of African American Education Author M. Christopher Brown
ISBN-10 9781607529743
Release 2008-12-01
Pages 221
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The failure of American education to achieve racial diversity has resulted from the inability of educational researchers, policy makers and judicial officials to disentangle the complex definitions that have emerged in a postsegregated society. More specifically, the capricious aim of postsegregated educational settings leads to the confusing and often conflicting interchangeable usage of terms desegregated, integrated and diversity. This ambituity is further confounded by the imprecise definitions of equity, equality and opportunity. The proposed book will examine the role of language postBrown v. Board of Education and the effects of that language on educational policy and practice. He also examines how the fundamental implications of language within postBrown court cases, in pre through postsecondary education, demonstrate the unspecified outcomes for desegregation and integration while concomitantly demand an educational continuum of equitable distribution. The arguments will further interrogate how education policy and practices implicitly contain a scholarly roadmap to forge equal opportunity and access, fifty years after Brown.



Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners

Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners Author Festus E. Obiakor
ISBN-10 0865869650
Release 2002
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The Western Journal of Black Studies

The Western Journal of Black Studies Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P01109011E
Release 2009
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Educating Everybody s Children

Educating Everybody s Children Author Robert W. Cole
ISBN-10 9781416612490
Release 2008-06-15
Pages 295
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Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards?based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.



Special Education in a Diverse Society

Special Education in a Diverse Society Author Herbert Grossman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015031789145
Release 1995
Pages 382
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The Old Religion in a New World

The Old Religion in a New World Author Mark A. Noll
ISBN-10 0802849482
Release 2002
Pages 340
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With some exceptions, Noll (Christian thought, Wheaton College, Illinois) focuses on the chronological development of Christianity in the United States, although he does include a comparative chapter on Canada and Mexico. Synthesizing the work of other scholars, Noll describes the activities and bel



Multicultural Special Education

Multicultural Special Education Author Festus E. Obiakor
ISBN-10 0131178121
Release 2007
Pages 311
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Because of recent demographic changes in our society, general and special educators are challenged to look for innovative ways to maximize all students' potential in school programs. Multicultural Special Education: Culturally Responsive Teaching is a timely book that examines multiculturalism, disability, and education and focuses on how to make education better for all multicultural learners. Contributions from leading experts examine categories of exceptionalities (from multicultural perspectives), while integrated case studies and chapter material focus on ways to be an effective and culturally responsive educator. Divided into four parts, this new offering examines the foundations of multicultural special education; the categories of exceptionalities from multicultural perspectives; lifespan issues; and the future of the field.



Social emotional Curriculum with Gifted and Talented Students

Social emotional Curriculum with Gifted and Talented Students Author Joyce VanTassel-Baska
ISBN-10 1593633491
Release 2008
Pages 380
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Social-Emotional Curriculum With Gifted and Talented Students provides a thorough introduction to methods for developing social-emotional curricula for use with gifted and talented learners in the school setting. Educational Resource



How People Learn

How People Learn Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309131971
Release 2000-08-11
Pages 384
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.



Critical Issues in Special Education

Critical Issues in Special Education Author Audrey McCray Sorrells
ISBN-10 0205340229
Release 2004
Pages 302
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This book represents the contributions of prominent researchers, teacher educators, policy makers, teachers, and parents on current and emerging issues facing the field of special education, and their critical thinking on how to ensure that students with disabilities receive free appropriate education in the least restrictive environment. The authors present divergent perspectives on the issues and concerns, including: (a) the emergence of more constructivistic instruction approaches that focus increasingly on higher order thinking; (b) new organization structures for administering schools; (c) standards-based reform and the use of high stakes testing for evaluating students; (d) the changing population and the increasingly diverse demographics of the students served in the public schools; (e) the onset of the information age and the increasingly visible role of technology in the schools and the workplace; (f) concerns about student discipline and violence in schools; (g) the continuing shortage of qualified and certified special education teachers, and (h) trends in higher education focused on the reform of teacher education such as changing standards for knowledge and skills, preparing teachers for changing roles as mentors, and changes in the teacher education process that may have precipitated or influenced issues in the field. For special education providers such as parents and teachers and for anyone interested in the field of special education.



Choice

Choice Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106016603638
Release 2002
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African Studies for the 21st Century

African Studies for the 21st Century Author Jacob U. Gordon
ISBN-10 UOM:39015059274657
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 187
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African Studies as a field of inquiry has had to combat the insidious interpretations of racist theories used to justify the domination and colonisation of the continent for the past five hundred years. While this has not been the complete history of the field, it has yielded numerous historians who have either misunderstood or deliberately distorted the idea of African agency. Now Jacob Gordon has brought together some of the finest minds in the field to establish the parameters for the future. There have been two general movements in the past one hundred years that have reflected the ideas of Africans toward the doctrine of white supremacy in African Studies and other fields: Negritude and Afrocentricity. Both of these movements have attendants, variances, and oppositions. Nevertheless they may be said to speak to the same problem confronting the African people in a global way and African Studies specifically. This book represents an advance in the conceptualisation of African leadership and political direction. There have always been models of leadership, rooted deeply in the culture, responsive to the historical contexts of the people themselves, that have been used by African leaders. However, what the authors in this volume are committed to is the development of ideas and ideals that will lend continuity to the best traditions of the African people.



Transition of Secondary Students with Emotional Or Behavioral Disorders

Transition of Secondary Students with Emotional Or Behavioral Disorders Author Douglas Cheney
ISBN-10 UVA:X004803432
Release 2004-03-30
Pages 279
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Assessing Students with Special Needs to Produce Quality Outcomes

Assessing Students with Special Needs to Produce Quality Outcomes Author Carol A. Layton
ISBN-10 0135131596
Release 2008
Pages 234
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Assessing Students with Special Needs to Produce Quality Outcomespromotes outcome-based evaluation to guide the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) in selecting appropriate Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals, classroom modifications and accommodations, as well as optimal instructional strategies. It advances the development of assessment-based IEPs to enable the MDT to pinpoint and address specific needs to improve student outcomes. Obtaining data from a variety of perspectives and settings improves the opportunity for identifying overall competencies and needs in preparation for higher functioning in all settings. Assessing Students with Special Needs to Produce Quality Outcomespresents an integrated look at a variety of assessment methods in an easy to read book. FEATURES: Recommends student-centered, strength-based assessment techniquesby providing reality-based stories to aid the reader in understanding how the tools of formal, informal, and authentic assessment merge to provide a more complete understanding of the student. Provides special features for linking IEP developmentand daily instruction to highlight the fundamental relationship between assessment and the IEP. Emphasizes the growing role of technology in the assessment processas identified by IDEA 2004 to utilize assistive technology in evaluation and instruction. Includes innovative, research-based techniquesnot extensively explored in other assessment textbooks. Explains the impact of cultural diversity on assessment issuesand provides specific recommendations for addressing nondiscriminatory, culturally-sensitive evaluation to prepare the reader to meet the needs of a diverse society. Proposes authentic strategies to increase parent, teacher and student participation in the IEP processas mandated by IDEA 2004.