Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty

Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty

Author: Paul C. Gorski

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807754579

Category: Education

Page: 202

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The author draws from decades of research to deconstruct popular myths, misconceptions, and educational practices that undercut the achievement of low-income students. He carefully describes the challenges that students in poverty face and the resiliences they and their families draw upon. Most importantly, this book provides specific, evidence-based strategies for teaching youth by creating equitable, bias-free learning environments. Written in an appealing conversational tone, this resource will help teachers and school leaders to better reach and teach students in poverty. This book features: a conceptual framework for creating equitable educational opportunities for low- and middle-income youth, instruction strategies based on analysis of more than 20 years of research on what works (and what doesn't work), a depiction of teachers not as the problem when it comes to the achievement gap, but as champions of students, activities such as a Poverty and Class Awareness Quiz.

Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty

Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty

Author: Paul C. Gorski

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807776728

Category: Education

Page: 257

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This influential book describes the knowledge and skills educators need to recognize and combat the bias and inequity that undermine educational engagement for students experiencing poverty. This edition features revisions based on new research and lessons from the author’s professional development work, including the dangers of “grit” and deficit perspectives. “A must-read for educators in schools of all kinds. This accessible, highly relevant book empowers teachers with tools they can use today. Read it, talk about it with your friends and colleagues, and use it as a guide for your next project in educational activism! Our students’ school experiences will surely be better for it.” —Rethinking Schools “Provides a good overview of the topic, delivers clear, well-researched information, and helps all educators expand their knowledge of poverty and social class.” —Choice “Gorski provides practical strategies for teachers, administrators, and school staff that will help immediately improve schools, particularly for the most marginalized students.” —Cheryl Robinson, cultural competency coordinator, Alexandria City Public Schools, Virginia

Reaching and Teaching Children who are Victims of Poverty

Reaching and Teaching Children who are Victims of Poverty

Author: Alice Duhon-Ross

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: UOM:39015042089964

Category: Education

Page: 206

View: 711

Provides information to stimulate thinking and change the course of the educational infrastructure in an effort to save students who may be lost due to their life circumstances, such as lack of access to the technological equipment needed to help them develop appropriate skills to participate in the current classroom setting.

Star Teachers of Children in Poverty

Star Teachers of Children in Poverty

Author: Martin Haberman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351757553

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 473

In his groundbreaking work, Martin Haberman identified key dispositions of "star" teachers that help them work successfully with students in poverty. More than two decades later, Maureen D. Gillette and Djanna A. Hill build on Haberman’s seminal work, considering contemporary issues such as social justice, technology, and the political environment, and moving beyond the classroom to focus on teachers as leaders and advocates for all students. Given the high-stakes nature of ensuring that students in high-poverty urban and rural areas receive an excellent education, this new edition provides concrete suggestions for what readers can do to implement culturally relevant pedagogy and to forge a path to becoming a star teacher. Co-published with Kappa Delta Pi, Star Teachers of Children in Poverty offers teachers research-based strategies for action so that they can practice socially just and culturally relevant teaching toward the success of every student. New to the second edition: Updated statistics on school demographics, poverty, and teacher turnover in urban and rural areas. Added discussion that demonstrates the interrelated nature of poverty, health, safety, trauma, and power, and the cumulative effects of these factors on learning. Examination of the role of federal and state government in education and the necessity for teachers to be leaders beyond the classroom. Vignettes for experiential learning and analysis, and end-of-chapter questions and resources for further exploration.

It’s Being Done in Social Studies

It’s Being Done in Social Studies

Author: Lara Willox

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781641134408

Category: Education

Page: 287

View: 273

After a recent CUFA conference, many social studies teacher educators came to realize that pre-service teachers are skeptical of calls to integrate sensitive topics in the curriculum because they do not see it in their field experiences. The purpose of this edited book is to share examples of Pre/K - 12 grade teachers, schools, or school systems that infuse race, class, gender and sexuality in the curriculum. This book offers concrete examples of social studies teachers, schools and schools systems committed to the inclusion of topics often deemed as sensitive or controversial. Care was taken to provide examples from diverse geographic areas, school types (public, charter, private etc.), and grade levels. Researchers teamed with practicing professionals to highlight teachers and schools that successfully integrate race, class, gender and/or sexuality in the curriculum. The chapters provide specific examples of content inclusion, share high leverage practices, and provide advice for others infusing race, class, gender, and sexuality in the curriculum.

Poverty Discourses in Teacher Education

Poverty Discourses in Teacher Education

Author: Olwen McNamara

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351201735

Category: Education

Page: 150

View: 170

As economies across the world continue to struggle, there is growing evidence that the vulnerable in society, especially children, are paying the greatest cost in terms of reduced opportunities for access to equitable life chances, the most vital of these being education. Juxtaposing the ongoing failure of education systems to address disadvantage with the widespread belief in the vital importance of the training of teachers raises another issue, namely that remarkably little is known about the effective preparation of pre-service teachers to ameliorate educational disadvantage and, additionally, that little attention appears to be given to this in most teacher preparation programmes. This book attempts to redress this balance and is structured by three themes that focus on national policy, pre-service teacher preparation programmes and individual pre-service teachers. The book reveals a disheartening picture of complex patterns of inequality across and within individual countries, together with an incomplete understanding of the intersectional mechanisms - political, ideological, social and cultural - that link poverty and educational disadvantage. Contributions from five different countries, however, provide evidence of positive signs that interesting, innovative and intellectually sound developments are happening at a local level and offer a valuable contribution to the debate about how teacher education can create levers for change. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Journal of Education for Teaching.

Promoting Social Justice through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Promoting Social Justice through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Author: Delores D. Liston

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253031327

Category: Education

Page: 368

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How can education become a transformative experience for all learners and teachers? The contributors to this volume contend that the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) can provide a strong foundation for the role of education in promoting social justice. The collection features contributions by an array of educators and scholars, highlighting the various ways that learners and teachers can prepare for and engage with social justice concerns. The essays offer reflections on the value of SoTL in relation to educational ethics, marginalized groups, community service and activism, counter narratives, and a range of classroom practices. Although the contributors work in a variety of disciplines and employ different theoretical frameworks, they are united by the conviction that education should improve our lives by promoting equity and social justice.

Teaching and Learning about Family Literacy and Family Literacy Programs

Teaching and Learning about Family Literacy and Family Literacy Programs

Author: Jacqueline Lynch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000467352

Category: Education

Page: 244

View: 736

This book provides a systematic exploration of family literacy, including its historic origins, theoretical expansion, practical applications within the field, and focused topics within family literacy. Grounded in sociocultural approaches to learning and literacy, the book covers research on how families use literacy in their daily lives as well as different models of family literacy programs and interventions that provide opportunities for parent-child literacy interactions and that support the needs of children and parents as adult learners. Chapters discuss key topics, including the roles of race, ethnicity, culture, and social class in family literacy; digital family literacies; family-school relationships and parental engagement in schools; fathers’ involvement in family literacy; accountability and employment; and more. Throughout the book, Lynch and Prins share evidence-based literacy practices and highlight examples of successful family literacy programs. Acknowledging lingering concerns, challenges, and critiques of family literacy, the book also offers recommendations for research, policy, and practice. Accessible and thorough, this book comprehensively addresses family literacies and is relevant for researchers, scholars, graduate students, and instructors and practitioners in language and literacy programs.

A COMPANION READER FOR MULTICULTURAL AND DIVERSE EDUCATION COURSES

A COMPANION READER FOR MULTICULTURAL AND DIVERSE EDUCATION COURSES

Author: Dr. Wm. Patric Leedom

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781649131270

Category: Education

Page: 256

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A COMPANION READER FOR MULTICULTURAL AND DIVERSE EDUCATION COURSES This book is a strong support for anyone--teachers, professors, administrators who are working to make their courses more CULTURALLY RELEVANT By: Dr. Wm. Patric Leedom How does an educator—teacher, professor, administrator in their courses—provide a positive learning environment where every student strives to attend because they receive exciting and worthwhile experiences; they feel welcomed, safe, and respected; each student feels a positive connection between themselves and the educator, who has their best interests in mind? Dr. Wm. Patric Leedom, professor of teacher education for twenty-five years, was teaching a course in the School of Education, University of Cincinnati, Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Classroom. The required readings were based upon forty-plus book chapters and journal articles that provided comprehensive information on how to welcome and support a variety of pre-K-12 students. Taking these lessons learned, each teacher-candidate then chose four or five of the topics and utilizing elucidation and exposition developed their individual essays. Thirteen students wrote outstanding papers, and their work as well as the literature behind it are provided in this companion reader to aid in imparting crucial knowledge and skillsets to the next generation of teachers.

Holistic Teacher Education

Holistic Teacher Education

Author: Rupert Clive Collister

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527577046

Category: Education

Page: 330

View: 649

This collection brings together approaches to the teacher education and preparation curriculum that may be described as holistic. It also discusses teacher education curricula that are reconstructionist and reconceptualist in nature, seeking to shift the trajectory of society through teacher education. The book serves as an introductory text for the field of holistic curriculum studies, and will open it up to a wider audience.

Becoming a Multicultural Educator

Becoming a Multicultural Educator

Author: William A. Howe

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506393841

Category: Education

Page: 473

View: 187

Becoming a Multicultural Educator: Developing Awareness, Gaining Skills, and Taking Action focuses on the development and application of research-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment strategies for multicultural education in PK–12 classrooms. Award-winning authors William A. Howe and Penelope L. Lisi bring theory and research to life through numerous exercises, case studies, reflective experiences, and lesson plans designed to heighten readers’ cultural awareness, knowledge base, and skill set. Responding to the growing need to increase academic achievement and to prepare teachers to work with diverse populations of students, the fully updated Third Edition is packed with new activities and exercises to illustrate concepts readers can apply within their future classrooms and school-wide settings. With the support of this practical and highly readable book, readers will be prepared to teach in culturally responsive ways, develop a critical understanding of culture and its powerful influence on teaching and learning, and feel empowered to confront and address timely issues.

Disrupting Poverty

Disrupting Poverty

Author: Kathleen M. Budge

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416625278

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 662

Drawing upon decades of research and myriad authentic classroom experiences, Kathleen M. Budge and William H. Parrett dispel harmful myths, explain the facts, and urge educators to act against the debilitating effects of poverty on their students. They share the powerful voices of teachers—many of whom grew up in poverty—to amplify the five classroom practices that permeate the culture of successful high-poverty schools: (1) caring relationships and advocacy, (2) high expectations and support, (3) commitment to equity, (4) professional accountability for learning, and (5) the courage and will to act. Readers will explore classroom-tested strategies and practices, plus online templates and exercises that can be used for personal reflection or ongoing collaboration with colleagues. Disrupting Poverty provides teachers, administrators, coaches, and others with the background information and the practical tools needed to help students break free from the cycle of poverty.