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Meeting the Psychoeducational Needs of Minority Students

Meeting the Psychoeducational Needs of Minority Students

Author: Craig L. Frisby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470940754

Category: Psychology

Page: 672

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"Dr. Frisby focuses a bright light on issues that often remain obscured in a fog of polemics, deeply held convictions, and genuine concern for the plight of minority students. Meeting the Psychoeducational Needs of Minority Students cuts through this fog with intense, sharp, clear thinking and data-driven conclusions." —Jeffrey P. Braden, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, North Carolina State University "Going beyond superficial 'feel good' or 'feel bad' ideologies to probe what really makes a difference in meeting the needs of often underserved populations, Craig Frisby provides a comprehensive, rigorous, well-written, and entertaining (honest!) work that addresses the intersection of race, ethnicity, and education." —Betty Henry, PhD, School Psychologist, California School for the Blind "Dr. Frisby makes a perceptive and incisive assessment of much of the multicultural ideology currently propagated in professional psychology and education and directly confronts some of the major issues surrounding multiculturalism. Unlike many other critiques that have been proffered over the last few decades, however, Meeting the Psychoeducational Needs of Minority Students also provides many concrete solutions for how to begin changing the current milieu." —A. Alexander Beaujean, PhD, Associate Professor, Baylor University A practical, research-based guide to facilitating positive educational outcomes for racial, ethnic, and language minority students This timely book is written from the perspective of contemporary school psychology for a variety of school personnel, including school psychologists, teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators, with coverage of: The problem of quack multiculturalism Home and family Context for school learning General cognitive ability, learning, and instruction Testing and assessment School discipline and behavior management Crime, delinquency, and gangs School district resources

Meeting Students where They Live

Meeting Students where They Live

Author: Richard L. Curwin

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416609568

Category: Education

Page: 195

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The bestselling coauthor of Discipline with Dignity examines problems common to urban schools and offers comprehensive, long-reaching strategies for engaging troubled and hard-to-reach youth.

Dialogue and Difference in a Teacher Education Program

Dialogue and Difference in a Teacher Education Program

Author: Marilyn Johnston-Parsons

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781617357671

Category: Education

Page: 329

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This book is a longitudinal study of a 10-year experimental teacher education program. Follow-up studies and writing continued for 6 years after the program closed. This case study describes a search for effective and socially just practices within a long-term reform initiative intended to prepare teachers for urban schools. The program was run through a Professional Development School--a collaboration between a university program and a diverse group of practicing teachers; and the book was written collaboratively by many of the participants—faculty, mentor teachers, doctoral students, and teacher candidates/graduates. There are few longitudinal studies of teacher education programs, especially ones that focus on what was learned and told by those who did the learning. The narratives here are rich, diverse, and multivocal. They capture the complexity of a reform initiative conducted within a democratic context. It’s difficult, messy and as varied as is democracy itself. The program was framed by a sociocultural perspective and the focus was on learning through difference. Dialogue across difference, which is more than just talk, was both the method for doing research and the means for learning. The program described here began in the ferment of teacher education reform in the early 1990s, responding to the critics of the mid-1980s; and this account of it is finished at a time when teacher education is again under attack from a different direction. Criticized earlier for being too progressive, teacher education is now seen as too conservative. The longitudinal results of this program show high retention rates and ground the argument that quality teacher preparation programs for teaching in urban schools may well be cost effective, as well as provide increased student learning. This is counter to the current move to shorten teacher preparation programs, at a time of low teacher retention in our under resourced urban schools. The book does not advocate a model for teacher education, but it aims to provide principles for practice that include school/university collaboration, democratic dialogue across differences, and inquiry as a way to guide reform.

Meeting the Needs of Student Users in Academic Libraries

Meeting the Needs of Student Users in Academic Libraries

Author: Michele Crump

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780633237

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

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Meeting the Needs of Student Users in Academic Libraries surveys and evaluates the current practice of learning commons and research services within the academic library community in order to determine if these learning spaces are functioning as intended. To evaluate their findings, the authors examine the measurement tools that libraries have used to evaluate usage and satisfaction, including contemporary anthropological studies that provide a more detailed view of the student’s approach to research. The book takes a candid look at these redesigns and asks if improvements have lived up to expectations of increased service and user satisfaction. Are librarians using these findings to inform the evolution and implementation of new service models, or have they simply put a new shade of lipstick on the pig? Takes an honest look at learning commons in academic libraries and discusses what is working and what is not Explores behind the statistics as to why users come to the library; does the librarians’ concept of ‘the library as place’ match user perception? Looks at the anthropology of the user to gauge satisfaction with the services and space provided by the library via recent survey findings

Still Learning to Read

Still Learning to Read

Author: Franki Sibberson

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781625310262

Category: Reading (Elementary)

Page: 250

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Foreword by Colby Sharp In the decade since the first edition of Still Learning to Read was published, the prevalence of testing and the Common Core State Standards have changed what is expected of both teachers and students. The new edition of Still Learning to Read focuses on the needs of students in grades 3-6 in all aspects of reading workshop, including reading workshop, read-aloud, classroom design, digital tools, fiction, nonfiction, and close reading. The book stays true to its original beliefs of slowing down and knowing our readers, but it also takes into account the sense of urgency that changing times and standards impose on classrooms. This edition examines current trends in literacy, includes a new section on intentional instructional planning, and provides expanded examples of mini-lessons and routines that promote deeper thinking about learning. It also includes a brand new chapter on scaffolding for reading nonfiction and showcases the authors' latest thinking on close reading and text complexity. Online videos provide glimpses into classrooms as students make book choices, work in small groups, and discuss their reading notebooks. Expanded and updated book lists, recommendations for digital tools, lesson cycles, and sections specifically written for school leaders round out this foundational resource.

How to Meet Standards, Motivate Students, and Still Enjoy Teaching!

How to Meet Standards, Motivate Students, and Still Enjoy Teaching!

Author: Barbara P. Benson

Publisher: Corwin

ISBN: PSU:000054059139

Category: Education

Page: 204

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This valuable resource provides a clear perspective on what the standards for learning mean for daily practice, a four-part structure for organizing classrooms for teaching the standards, and specific, usable strategies to reach the higher requirements.

We're Gainin'

We're Gainin'

Author: Jacob Watson

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781644262825

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

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We’re Gainin’ By: Jacob Watson We’re Gainin’: Collins Brook, A Maine Free School - A Memoir is set in Maine during the turbulent 1960 and ’70s. It chronicles a man whose traditional public and private schooling focused on the intellectual and physical, and how he discovered in Summerhill schools his emotional and spiritual life. At age 27, Jacob (then Dick) Watson and his wife Sharon founded Collins Brook School and, with volunteer help, built classrooms and dormitories. Democratic school meetings tackled challenges of optional classes, ‘magic meadow’, organic gardening, stealing, bullying, food, and animals: Freya the Newfoundland, Randolph the beef steer, Priscilla the pig, and Washington the mallard duck. When a fateful plan to merge Collins Brook with another Summerhill school collapsed and his marriage ended, Watson found solace sailing the Maine coast and islands. Learning to listen to his still small voice within, he became an interfaith minister and started another Maine school. This book includes photographs, student writing, newspaper articles, bedtime stories, and transcripts of school meetings.

Children's and YA Books in the College Classroom

Children's and YA Books in the College Classroom

Author: Emily Dial-Driver,

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476621159

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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Using children's and young adult literature is a great way to enhance a variety of college classes in fields as varied as biology, computer game development, political science and history. This collection of new essays by educators from a number of disciplines describes how to use such works as Where the Wild Things Are, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Swamp Thing, Percy Jackson, and Harry Potter to introduce complex concepts and spark interest in difficult subjects. The contributors describe innovative teaching strategies using dystopian fiction, graphic narratives, fairy tales and mythology. Often overlooked or dismissed by teachers, children's literature can support student learning by raising levels of academic rigor, creativity and critical thinking.