Radical Equations

Civil Rights from Mississippi to the Algebra Project

Author: Robert Moses,Charles E. Cobb

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807031690

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 8700

At a time when popular solutions to the educational plight of poor children of color are imposed from the outside-national standards, high-stakes tests, charismatic individual saviors-the acclaimed Algebra Project and its founder, Robert Moses, offer a vision of school reform based in the power of communities. Begun in 1982, the Algebra Project is transforming math education in twenty-five cities. Founded on the belief that math-science literacy is a prerequisite for full citizenship in society, the Project works with entire communities-parents, teachers, and especially students-to create a culture of literacy around algebra, a crucial stepping-stone to college math and opportunity. Telling the story of this remarkable program, Robert Moses draws on lessons from the 1960s Southern voter registration he famously helped organize: 'Everyone said sharecroppers didn't want to vote. It wasn't until we got them demanding to vote that we got attention. Today, when kids are falling wholesale through the cracks, people say they don't want to learn. We have to get the kids themselves to demand what everyone says they don't want.' We see the Algebra Project organizing community by community. Older kids serve as coaches for younger students and build a self-sustained tradition of leadership. Teachers use innovative techniques. And we see the remarkable success stories of schools like the predominately poor Hart School in Bessemer, Alabama, which outscored the city's middle-class flagship school in just three years. Radical Equations provides a model for anyone looking for a community-based solution to the problems of our disadvantaged schools. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Reframing Transformational Leadership

New School Culture and Effectiveness

Author: Issa M. Saleh,Myint Swe Khine

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462096384

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 4395

One of the more common causes of school system failure is the absence of effective leadership. Ideally, school leaders are supposed to be the change agents and facilitators whose primary mission is to improve school culture and bring about the effective transformation that leads to a model Professional Learning Community (PLC). School leaders must focus on developing human capital by working collaboratively with teachers, students, and all who are involved within the system. Effective school leadership has been examined from a variety of perspectives, with the focus ranging from the principles of servant leadership to moral imperatives and distributed perspectives. The debate on what constitutes effective school leadership continues to be wide-ranging and complex. Today’s research scholarship will be the groundwork for how tomorrow’s schools develop a new breed of leadership. Upcoming leaders will face new, unforeseen challenges, so they must re-evaluate strategies and re-work standard processes, in order to promote sustainable development within their respective school systems. Tomorrow’s leaders will be expected to lead a diverse collective of students and teachers, to foster an enduring and empowering culture among students, teachers and other stakeholders committed to build a successful learning community.
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A Companion to Folklore

Author: Regina F. Bendix,Galit Hasan-Rokem

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444354388

Category: Social Science

Page: 696

View: 3648

A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. Unprecedented in depth and scope, this state-of-the-art collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe. An unprecedented collection of original, state of the art essays on folklore authored by international experts Examines the practices and theoretical approaches developed to understand the phenomena of folklore Considers folklore in the context of multi-disciplinary topics that include poetics, performance, religious practice, myth, ritual and symbol, oral textuality, history, law, politics and power as well as the social base of folklore Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title
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Everyday Antiracism

Getting Real About Race in School

Author: Mica Pollock

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595585672

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 4629

Which acts by educators are “racist” and which are “antiracist”? How can an educator constructively discuss complex issues of race with students and colleagues? In Everyday Antiracism leading educators deal with the most challenging questions about race in school, offering invaluable and effective advice. Contributors including Beverly Daniel Tatum, Sonia Nieto, and Pedro Noguera describe concrete ways to analyze classroom interactions that may or may not be “racial,” deal with racial inequality and “diversity,” and teach to high standards across racial lines. Topics range from using racial incidents as teachable moments and responding to the “n-word” to valuing students’ home worlds, dealing daily with achievement gaps, and helping parents fight ethnic and racial misconceptions about their children. Questions following each essay prompt readers to examine and discuss everyday issues of race and opportunity in their own classrooms and schools. For educators and parents determined to move beyond frustrations about race, Everyday Antiracism is an essential tool.
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Building Mathematics Learning Communities

Improving Outcomes in Urban High Schools

Author: Erica N. Walker

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 080777104X

Category: Education

Page: 169

View: 8639

“Opportunity to learn (OTL) factors interact and ultimately influence mathematics achievement. Many important OTL interactions take place in school settings. This volume provides insights into the role of peer interactions in the mathematics learning process. The analysis describes with a sense of purpose a topic that is typically overlooked in discussions of mathematics reform. The case study is an important contribution to the urban mathematics education literature.” —William F. Tate, Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis Drawing on perceptions, behaviors, and experiences of students at an urban high school—both high and low achievers—this timely book demonstrates how urban youth can be meaningfully engaged in learning mathematics. The author presents a “potential” model rather than a “deficit” model, complete with teaching strategies and best practices for teaching mathematics in innovative and relevant ways. This resource offers practical insights for pre- and inservice teachers and administrators on facilitating positive interactions, engagement, and achievement in mathematics, particularly with Black and Latino/a students. It also examines societal perceptions of urban students and how these affect teaching and learning, policies, and mathematics outcomes. Based on extensive research in urban high schools, the author identifies three key principles that must be understood for teachers and students to build strong mathematics communities. They are: Urban students want to be a part of academically challenging environments. Teachers and administrators can inadvertently create obstacles that thwart the mathematics potential of students. Educators can build on existing student networks to create collaborative and non-hierarchical communities that support mathematics achievement. Erica N. Walker is Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
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Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas

40 Strategies for K-8 Classrooms

Author: Carole Cox

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452237611

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 5209

Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.
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From Selma to Montgomery

The Long March to Freedom

Author: Barbara Harris Combs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136173757

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 9630

On March 7, 1965, a peaceful voting rights demonstration in Selma, Alabama, was met with an unprovoked attack of shocking violence that riveted the attention of the nation. In the days and weeks following "Bloody Sunday," the demonstrators would not be deterred, and thousands of others joined their cause, culminating in the successful march from Selma to Montgomery. The protest marches led directly to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a major piece of legislation, which, ninety-five years after the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment, made the practice of the right to vote available to all Americans, irrespective of race. From Selma to Montgomery chronicles the marches, placing them in the context of the long Civil Rights Movement, and considers the legacy of the Act, drawing parallels with contemporary issues of enfranchisement. In five concise chapters bolstered by primary documents including civil rights legislation, speeches, and news coverage, Combs introduces the Civil Rights Movement to undergraduates through the courageous actions of the freedom marchers.
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Letzte Gedanken von Henri Poincaré

Author: Henri Poincaré

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3954552159

Category: Science

Page: 268

View: 3886

Der berühmte Mathematiker Henri Poincaré erwies sich als hervorragender Philosoph, dessen Werke tiefen Einfluss auf das menschschliche Denken ausübten. In diesem Buch stellt er unter anderen die Fragen nach der Veränderlichkeit der Naturgesetze, nach der Logik des Unendlichen, nach dem Grund für die Dreidimensionalität des Raums und nach der Sittlichkeit als Gemeingut.
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Letters from Mississippi

Author: Elizabeth Sutherland Martínez

Publisher: Zephyr Press (AZ)

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 7978

Expanded and revised edition of the 2002 Zephyr publication now including poetry from the Freedom Schools.
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Mayas Tagebuch

Roman

Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518799703

Category: Fiction

Page: 447

View: 5197

Die neunzehnjährige Maya ist auf der Flucht. Vor ihrem trostlosen Leben in Las Vegas, der Prostitution, den Drogen, der Polizei, einer brutalen Verbrecherbande. Mit Hilfe ihrer geliebten Großmutter gelangt sie auf eine abgelegene Insel im Süden Chiles. An diesem einfachen Ort mit seinen bodenständigen Bewohnern nimmt sie Quartier bei Manuel, einem kauzigen alten Anthropologen und Freund der Familie. Nach und nach kommt sie Manuel und den verstörenden Geheimnissen ihrer Familie auf die Spur, die mit der jüngeren Geschichte des Landes eng verbunden sind. Dabei begibt Maya sich auf ihr bislang größtes Abenteuer: die Entdeckung ihrer eigenen Seele. Doch als plötzlich Gestalten aus ihrem früheren Leben auftauchen, gerät alles ins Wanken. »Mayas Tagebuch« erzählt von einer gezeichneten jungen Frau, die die unermesslichen Schönheiten des Lebens neu entdeckt und wieder zu verlieren droht. Ein unverwechselbarer Allende-Roman: bewegend, spannend und mit warmherzigem Humor geschrieben.
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Handbook of Urban Education

Author: H. Richard Milner IV,Kofi Lomotey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136206000

Category: Education

Page: 600

View: 9133

This volume brings together leading scholars in urban education to focus on inner city matters, specifically as they relate to educational research, theory, policy, and practice. Each chapter provides perspectives on the history and evolving nature of urban education, the current education landscape, and helps chart an all-important direction for future work and needs. The Handbook addresses seven areas that capture the breadth and depth of available knowledge in urban education: (1) Psychology, Health and Human Development, (2) Sociological Perspectives, (3) Families and Communities, (4) Teacher Education and Special Education, (5) Leadership, Administration and Leaders, (6) Curriculum & Instruction, and (7) Policy and Reform.
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Literacy, Technology, and Diversity

Teaching for Success in Changing Times

Author: Jim Cummins,Kristin Brown,Dennis Sayers

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205389353

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 574

Authored by some of the most inspirational researchers in the field, Literacy, Technology, and Diversity: Teaching for Success in Changing Times provides a research-based blueprint for implementing pedagogical approaches that promote literacy engagement among low-income and minority students. Extensive case studies of classroom practice document how student diversity and technology can become catalysts for deeper learning. Instead of just pinpointing limitations in today's educational system, Jim Cummins, Kristin Brown and Dennis Sayers move beyond critique and provide powerful action plans to help you in your classroom.
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Thirteen Steps to Teacher Empowerment

Taking a More Active Role in Your School Community

Author: Steven Zemelman,Harry Ross

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 8179

"What is teacher empowerment? It's not just some formal administrative position exercised from above. It starts with expanding our professional roles in small everyday actions that make our jobs more fulfilling and less difficult. And then we can take on larger school-improvement tasks as we become ready to tackle them. . . . This book, then, is about extending one's professional role in small ways and large in the school community, in order to improve one's teaching, one's work life, and the school as a whole-and that is what we mean by teacher empowerment." -Steven Zemelman and Harry Ross Experts talk about teacher empowerment, but this is the first book with direct, easy-to-take steps for teacher self-empowerment. Drawing from research, the experiences of practicing teachers, and the principles of community organizing, Steven Zemelman and Harry Ross prove that school leadership isn't just for those at the top of the ladder. Whatever your position, use the 13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment to deepen your professionalism and achieve: more effective teaching and deeper job satisfaction more enjoyment in your work more exciting collaboration with your colleagues more resources and professional opportunities. Book study groups and professional learning communities, click here to save 15% when you order 15 copies of 13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment: a $292.50 value for $248.63. Listen to a podcast where Steve Zemelman and Harry Ross interview two teachers who used the principles in the 13 Steps to get the teaching life they wanted. Take one step at a time or pick and choose the strategies you most need right now. Or use the study guide with colleagues in PLCs or teacher study groups and together bring the 13 Steps of Teacher Empowerment to life. You'll not only develop your own professional power-you'll help make your school community more supportive and productive. "As I sat down and began to read this book, the voice in my head first whispered, then spoke a little louder, and finally screamed-Where have you been all my life?...I can't overemphasize the importance of this book. We need this book and we need it now. It is a road map to a vibrant, thriving, long-lasting teaching life." -Stephanie Harvey Coauthor of Comprehension & Collaboration
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Writers Directory 2010 V1 A-L

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781558626003

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 7856

Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.
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Teach freedom

education for liberation in the African-American tradition

Author: Charles M. Payne,Carol Sills Strickland

Publisher: Teachers College Pr

ISBN: 9780807748725

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 1207

Presents a collection of essays that explore the African American educational experience and how education was used as a tool for collective liberation.
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Barefootin'

Life Lessons from the Road to Freedom

Author: Unita Blackwell,JoAnne Prichard Morris

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780609610602

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 258

View: 6236

A Civil Rights advocate describes her journey from an uneducated sharecropper from the Mississippi Delta to human rights activist, politician, and academician, chronicling her experiences and the lessons she has learned along the way.
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Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2011

Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Administrative agencies

Page: N.A

View: 6267

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Mac OS X

missing manual ; [das fehlende Handbuch zu Ihrer Software ; alles über Tiger 10.4 ; mit Referenzkarte ; deutsche Ausgabe des internationalen Bestsellers]

Author: David Pogue,André Aulich,Rudolf Steffens

Publisher: Springer DE

ISBN: 9783897214125

Category:

Page: 953

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