Caring For Kids

Author: Rodney R Cocking
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135396132
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The official school drop-out figure in the US in recent years has been 25 per cent of the cohort. Estimates from large cities are often double these rates, and in some areas 60 per cent or worse. This text focuses on this problem in US schools, but from an unusual perspective. It is a study gained from in-depth interviews of 100 "stop-outs" - that is, those who dropped out but then decided to return to school. Four basic questions are posed by this text: who drops out?; why did they drop out?; what caused them to return?; and what intervention policies can be formulated to prevent students dropping out in the first place? The answers provided by this text for the last question are intended to make it of particular interest to school administrators.

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood and the Rest of Y all Too

Author: Christopher Emdin
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807028029
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"Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education. Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in science classrooms as a young man of color, Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on and approach to teaching in urban schools. Putting forth his theory of Reality Pedagogy, Emdin provides practical tools to unleash the brilliance and eagerness of youth and educators alike--both of whom have been typecast and stymied by outdated modes of thinking about urban education. With this fresh and engaging new pedagogical vision, Emdin demonstrates the importance of creating a family structure and building communities within the classroom, using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop music and call-and-response, and connecting the experiences of urban youth to indigenous populations globally"--

Subtractive Schooling

Author: Angela Valenzuela
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438422628
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Provides an enhanced sense of what’s required to genuinely care for and educate the U.S.–Mexican youth in America.

Framing Dropouts

Author: Michelle Fine
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791404034
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Profiles high school dropouts, particularly low-income African- American and Latino students at a New York City high school, and finds that they are generally psychologically healthy, and should be considered more as critics of social and economic injustice and of the education and labor market arrangements than as the misfit losers they are dismissed as in the prevailing literature. Also available in paper (0404-8), $19.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Improving the Odds for America s Children

Author: Kathleen McCartney
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
ISBN: 9781612506890
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Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Children's Defense Fund, this book examines the challenges we must meet now and in the future on behalf of our young people. The book examines critical issues - prenatal and infant health and development, early child care and education, school reform, the achievement gap, vulnerable children, juvenile justice and child poverty - and highlights the crucial practical and policy measures we need to consider and undertake if we are to better serve our children.