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Educating Our Black Children

Educating Our Black Children Author RICHARD MAJORS
ISBN-10 9781135700225
Release 2005-06-29
Pages 288
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Exclusion and miseducation of black children is endemic in the US and UK. This book takes a long, hard look at the two countries and uncovers what they can learn from each other in their approaches to tackling this problem. The material in the book is the result of extensive work with educators, researchers and scholars working in the area of education and disaffection in the US and the UK. Richard Majors and his contributors are at the vanguard of research into this topic and this book is one of the most important titles published on the education of black children in recent times. Gathering together the issues and looking at real-world approaches, this book does not simply advance the debate: it tables some serious solutions to serious problems. This is a ground-breaking book based on cutting-edge research from writers and experts recognised the world over for their expertise. People will take note of what this book has to say.

Balancing Acts

Balancing Acts Author Natasha Kumar Warikoo
ISBN-10 9780520262102
Release 2011-02-09
Pages 224
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"Balancing Acts is a must-read for social scientists, policy experts, and educators interested in addressing the achievement gap between minority and majority students. This unique comparative study of multi-racial schools in the US and the UK considers through a new lens the impact of peer status on educational achievement for whites, Indians, and blacks. Never has expertise on the second-generation, racial and ethnic boundaries, youth culture, cultural consumption, and education been so skillfully brought together. And best of all, this signal contribution offers practical and sensible policy recommendations for addressing some of the causes of low educational performance."—Michele Lamont, author of The Dignity of Working Men: Morality and the Boundaries of Race, Class, and Immigration "This important comparative study skillfully unpacks the concept of culture and demonstrates with considerable cogency the role played by youth culture in shaping immigrant children's uneven educational achievement. Balancing Acts rightly highlights children's agency in negotiating the pressures of different identities and offers several most valuable recommendations."—Bhikhu Parekh, House of Lords, author of Rethinking Multiculturalism "This important study breaks new empirical ground and brings much needed conceptual clarity to the sociological study of culture, identity, and the schooling of the children of immigrants in the two defining global cities of our era. It achieves a marvelous balance—between London and New York, between institutions, social structures, and human agency, and between various immigrant-origin groups on both sides of the Atlantic. It is a must read for anyone interested in learning what the best of sociological research has to offer to us to elucidate one of the most relevant issues of our times."—Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ “If this book doesn’t convince us that adolescents’ taste in music and style of dress have more to do with their quest for peer status than their attitudes toward school and achievement, I’m not sure what will. The second-generation immigrant youth in Balancing Acts add to the chorus of compelling young voices forcing us to reconsider how we think about the impact of youth cultures on student achievement. Warikoo’s careful attention to the meanings young people attach to contemporary urban music and style should be required reading for anyone interested in the world of adolescents.”-Karolyn Tyson, Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "Warikoo does an excellent job describing peer culture and its complex role in the everyday lives of teenagers in London and New York City. This book is essential reading for educators, scholars, and, of course, students."—Margaret M. Chin, author of Sewing Women: Immigrants and the New York City Garment Industry "This provocative and timely book offers a refreshing perspective on the relationship of second-generation immigrants and youth culture. Warikoo makes a bold argument regarding peer culture, status and academic achievement that is sure to take current discourse into a whole new direction."—Gilberto Q. Conchas, author of The Color of Success

Critical Issues in Mathematics Education

Critical Issues in Mathematics Education Author Bharath Sriraman
ISBN-10 9781607522188
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 503
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The word "critical" in the title of this collection has three meanings, all of which are relevant. One meaning, as applied to a situation or problem, is "at a point of crisis". A second meaning is "expressing adverse or disapproving comments or judgments". A third is related to the verb "to critique", meaning "to analyze the merits and faults of". The authors contributing to this book pose challenging questions, from multiple perspectives, about the roles of mathematics in society and the implications for education. Traditional reasons for teaching mathematics include: preparing a new generation of mathematics researchers and a cadre of technically competent users of mathematics; training students to think logically; and because mathematics is as much part of cultural heritage as literature or music. These reasons remain valid, though open to critique, but a deeper analysis is required that recognizes the roles of mathematics in framing many aspects of contemporary society, that will connect mathematics education to the lived experiences of students, their communities, and society in general, and that acknowledges the global ethical responsibilities of mathematicians and mathematics educators. The book is organized in four sections (1) Mathematics education: For what and why? (2) Globalization and cultural diversity, (3) Mathematics, education, and society and (4) Social justice in, and through, mathematics education The chapters address fundamental issues such as the relevance of school mathematics in people's lives; creating a sense of agency for the field of mathematics education, and redefining the relationship between mathematics as discipline, mathematics as school subject and mathematics as part of people's lives.

Jsl Vol 18 N2

ISBN-10 9781475811704
Release 2009-09-16
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The Journal of School Leadership is broadening the conversation about schools and leadership and is currently accepting manuscripts. We welcome manuscripts based on cutting-edge research from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological orientations. The editorial team is particularly interested in working with international authors, authors from traditionally marginalized populations, and in work that is relevant to practitioners around the world. Growing numbers of educators and professors look to the six bimonthly issues to: deal with problems directly related to contemporary school leadership practice teach courses on school leadership and policy use as a quality reference in writing articles about school leadership and improvement.

New Era in Education

New Era in Education Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X030297810
Release 2004
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New Era in Education has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from New Era in Education also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full New Era in Education book for free.

Black Boys Can Make it

Black Boys Can Make it Author Cheron Byfield
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106019831210
Release 2008
Pages 163
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This book dispels the myth that Black boys are synonymous with underachievement. It shows how a good many progress into universities, albeit against the odds, and discusses the implications for policy and practice on both sides of the Atlantic.There is abundant research on the underachievement of Black boys but little attention has been given to their positive achievement until this author's research in both countries. "Black Boys Can Make It" follows black male students in the USA and UK who have successfully accessed higher education - at elite universities (Oxford and Harvard) and less selective institutions. It sets out to establish the extent to which they have been exposed to the factors known to correlate with the underachievement of Black male youths, and to identify the factors that have led to their educational success and influenced their access to and choice of universities. And it examines the barriers they found in their path and how they overcame them.Part One sets the educational scene in each country. Part Two looks at the obstacles they encountered, with chapters examining social class; parents' involvement in their sons' education; racism and racial identity; and the boys' own misbehaviour and negative attitudes. Part Three unravels the factors leading to success, devoting chapters to how parents steer their sons; the contributions of schools, teachers and community projects; the effect of religion; and the students' personal qualities and navigational tactics. Part Four reviews the processes of choosing and entering university and the final section looks at the implications for educational policy and practice.Here is a book that can be used as an essential guide to policy development but also as a practical tool for parents, teachers and Black boys themselves seeking to gain access to higher education.

Eagles who Soar

Eagles who Soar Author Jasmine Rhamie
ISBN-10 1858563941
Release 2007
Pages 131
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In a school system in which most African Caribbeans have negative experiences of schooling, there are some who attain highly in school or achieve academic success later in life. This book is about the differences in the experiences of those who did well and those who did not. The statistics confirm a general picture in which African Caribbean pupils have disproportionately low attainment in examinations and disproportionately high exclusion rates and statements of special educational needs. But it is not always so, and it need not be. The voices of the young people presented here are powerful and revealing. Through their own accounts of their school experiences, we see how the influence of family, friends and the community can enable them to succeed against the odds. Eagles Who Soar shows through these stories how destructive patterns can be broken and how Black children can overcome the challenges they face.

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts Author Leo P. Chall
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105112920660
Release 2003
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

The State of the African American Male

The State of the African American Male Author Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher
ISBN-10 PSU:000067894925
Release 2010-04-01
Pages 331
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The circumstances affecting many African American males in schools and society remain complex and problematic. In spite of modest gains in school achievement and graduation rates, conditions that impede the progress of African American males persist: high rates of school violence and suspensions, overrepresentation in special education classes, poor access to higher education, high incidence of crime and incarceration, gender and masculine identity issues, and HIV/AIDS and other health crises. The essays gathered here focus on these issues as they exist for males in grades K-12 and postsecondary education in Michigan. However, the authors intend their analyses and policy recommendations to apply to African American males nationally. Although it recognizes the current difficulties of this population overall, this is an optimistic volume, with a goal of creating policies and norms that help African American males achieve their educational and social potential. In this era of widespread change for all members of American society-regardless of race-this book is a must-read for educators and policymakers alike.

Facing Accountability in Education

Facing Accountability in Education Author Christine E. Sleeter
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066857999
Release 2007
Pages 246
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In this authoritative volume, leading educators and scholars examine the current accountability movement and the extent to which it supports equity and democracy. They address how it was constructed, who it actually benefits, as well as how genuine progress can be made to close racial disparities in achievement. While the authors have different perspectives, they all share a commitment to improving education for all children, especially for those who have been historically underserved.

Inclusion and Diversity in Education

Inclusion and Diversity in Education Author Peter Hick
ISBN-10 141294709X
Release 2008-12-04
Pages 1770
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This 4-volume set brings together seminal articles and key writings on the theme of inclusion and diversity in education. The collection takes disability and special educational need as a starting point from which to develop a broader focus on a range of themes relating to learners who may be marginalised from educational opportunities. This includes for example members of minority ethnic communities, students excluded from schools or who are 'looked after' in public care, and other dimensions of exclusion arising from social class, gender or sexuality. The starting point for understanding inclusive education lies in social justice perspectives, and this forms the basis for the first volume. Volumes two and three focus on research aimed at developing more inclusive practices both at the levels of schools and school systems, and at the levels of inclusive pedagogy, enacted in the classroom and through the curriculum.Volume four reflects the range of voices in research on inclusive education, drawing on traditionally marginalised voices and those of learners in particular. Three cross-cutting themes are represented across all four volumes: a chronological approach, showing how key concepts and perspectives have developed in each area of the literature; identified groups of learners; developing more nuanced readings of how processes of exclusion and inclusion intersect dimensions such as disability, class and race; and, contexts for learning - such as urban education and global or comparative perspectives.

Caribbean Journal of Education

Caribbean Journal of Education Author
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173030924568
Release 2003
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Caribbean Journal of Education has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Caribbean Journal of Education also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Caribbean Journal of Education book for free.

Black identity in the 20th century

Black identity in the 20th century Author Mark Christian
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105112783316
Release 2002-10
Pages 267
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Breaking new ground by examining black identity on both sides of the Atlantic (the US and UK) in relation to the African Diaspora, this unique collection of essays, bringing together both British and American scholars, covers a range of interdisciplinary topics and is written in a stimulating and accessible style. Among the distinguished scholars and fresh new voices featured are: Dr. Molefi K. Asante, Dr. Diedre L. Badejo, Dr. Hakim Adi, Dr. Stephen Small and Dr. William E. Nelson, Jr.

Black Families Online

Black Families Online Author Stacey B. Montgomery
ISBN-10 NWU:35556036187763
Release 2003
Pages 196
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You want to find an Afrocentric video or a Black history game for your child but no store in your area offers them. You are considering home schooling your child, but would like to first discuss it with Black families that are already home schooling. You want to take your family to see the "Black rodeo," but do not have a tour schedule. You are about to have a baby and would like to send out Afrocentric birth announcements, but cannot find any. Help is here! With the click of a mouse, products, services and information aimed at Black families are immediately accessible! Black Families Online takes you on a journey through Cyberspace, directing you to hundreds of online resources for Black parents, kids, educators, and anyone seeking multiculturalism. Black Families Online shows you how easy it is to get things done without leaving the house: Research your family history Decorate your baby's room with Afrocentric bedding and accessories Learn how to braid your daughter's hair Find Afrocentric educational tools Learn Black history Find college scholarships Meet moms and dads like you: SAHMs, families with biracial children, home schooling families, and more

Understanding Pupil Behaviour in Schools

Understanding Pupil Behaviour in Schools Author Janice Wearmouth
ISBN-10 1843122308
Release 2004
Pages 364
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Written for beginning teachers, teachers in training and teachers pursuing professional development courses in the UK and internationally.

Social work with people of African descent

Social work with people of African descent Author Sadye Louise Logan
ISBN-10 0872931161
Release 2005
Pages 70
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Social work with people of African descent has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Social work with people of African descent also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Social work with people of African descent book for free.


Genderwatch Author Kate Myers
ISBN-10 1858564018
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 238
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The first Genderwatch was published twenty years ago for teachers and school leaders who wanted to do something about discriminatory practices in their schools but were not quite sure what. This entirely new edition, designed to coincide with the Gender Equality Duty legislation coming into force in 2007, will help the same professional group. Times have changed but significant differences in children's schooling experiences persist--depending on who they are. Genderwatch: still watching... focuses on gender difference, also taking into account that boys and girls come from diverse backgrounds, cultures and heritages. The book contains sixty schedules covering all aspects of school life and all phases from preschool to secondary. They examine whole school issues such as: inclusion; what happens in assemblies; working with boys; working with girls; how to ensure that when young people's views are sought all are heard; and the book offers detailed accounts of what might be done in each curriculum subject. Each schedule will help schools address their gender equality issues through reviewing practice, tackling inequalities and monitoring outcomes. Genderwatch: still watching... is essential reading for teachers, school leaders, support staff, governors, inspectors, advisers and consultants-in fact for anyone who wants to improve equality of opportunity in schools. The seventy contributors are educational practitioners and advisers and academics. All are donating their royalties to Book Aid International, a charity that provides books to libraries, hospitals, refugee camps and schools in sub-Saharan Africa and Palestine.