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Students on the Margins
Students on the Margins (June 1999)
Education, Stories, Dignity
Jaylynne N. Hutcheson - Author

Proposes educators should focus on children's personal stories as a means to enhance dignity and, therefore, learning.

The focus of teaching is not on what we teach or how we test but, more fundamentally, on the quality of relationships, according to Jaylynne Hutchinson in Students on the Margins. Amid much talk of educational reform that focuses on pedagogy, curriculum, and policy, Hutchinson attests that when we don't pay atte...(Read More)
Teachers' Reading/Teachers' Lives
Teachers' Reading/Teachers' Lives (August 1997)
Mary Kay Rummel - Author
Elizabeth P. Quintero - Author

Investigates teachers' classroom personal reading histories and how they influence the development of one becoming a resisting reader/teacher.

"The premise of this book is important: that teachers' literacy experiences not only make a difference in their literacy instruction but also in their professional judgment and actions related to curriculum decisions, and their resistance to prescribed methods and materials which ...(Read More)
Educating Black Males
Educating Black Males (January 1997)
Critical Lessons in Schooling, Community, and Power
Ronnie Hopkins - Author

Offers insights into the creation of more effective and empowering schools and classrooms for Black males.

Educating Black Males: Critical Lessons in Schooling, Community, and Power offers insights into how we can create more effective and empowering schools and classrooms for Black males. In addition, it examines the larger social reality of American African males and analyzes theoretical contexts of educational...(Read More)
Lives in the Balance
Lives in the Balance (October 1995)
Youth, Poverty, and Education in Watts
Ann Diver-Stamnes - Author

This compelling examination (by a former high school teacher in Watts, Los Angeles) shows how poverty affects the lives of young people.

"Lives in the Balance literally explodes with images of youth culture within inner-city settings. Through observation and interview techniques, the author's close-up look at the effects of poverty on children's lives is staggering. Just the opportunity to hear 'insider' perspectives provides ...(Read More)
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