For Parents and Professionals
Mi Voz, Mi Vida: Latino College Students Tell Their Life Stories
The fifteen Latino college students who tell their stories in this book attend Dartmouth College and come from a variety of socioeconomic, regional, and family backgrounds. They provide insights into issues of racial identity in contemporary America as well their own trajectories throughout their education. This book gives educators, students, and their families a clear view of the experience of Latino college students adapting to a challenging educational environment and a cultural context often very different from their childhood ones.
Mind in Society: The Development of Higher Psychological Processes
L. S. Vygotsky has long been recognized as a pioneer in developmental psychology. Carefully edited by a team of experts, this book presents a unique selection of Vygotsky's important essays, most of which have previously been unavailable in English. In this work, Vygotsky applies his theoretical framework to human development, focusing on its implications for education.
Month-by-Month Phonics for Upper Grades: A Second Chance for Struggling Readers and Students Learning English
This book, highly recommended by upper elementary, middle, and high school teachers, offers monthly activities, sample lessons, and word lists to help students become fluent decoders and spellers. Students will learn how to apply reading and writing strategies through age-appropriate strateges.
Mosaic of Thought : Teaching Comprehension in a Reader's Workshop
How do students become thoughtful, independent readers who comprehend text at a deep level?
Multicultural Students With Special Language Needs (3rd Edition)
Product Description: This guide discusses cultural factors and variables that are important to consider in assessment and program planning for culturally and linguistically diverse students with language disorders and other special learning needs. A wide variety of case studies are included, designed to help professionals deal with the complex problems often encountered when collecting and interpreting assessment data.
Negotiating Language Policies in Schools: Educators as Policymakers
Educators are at the epicenter of language policy in education. This book explores how they interpret, negotiate, resist, and (re)create language policies in classrooms. Bridging the divide between policy and practice by analyzing their interconnectedness, it examines the negotiation of language education policies in schools around the world, focusing on educators' central role in this complex and dynamic process
Discussion questions are included in each chapter. A highlighted section provides practical suggestions and guiding principles for teachers who are negotiating language policies in their own schools.
Negotiating the Special Education Maze
Negotiating the Special Education Maze is one of the best tools available to parents and teachers for developing an effective education program for their child or student. Every step is explained, from eligibility and evaluation to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and beyond. This edition covers changes in disability laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It reviews early intervention services for children from birth to age three, and for those who have young adults with special needs, it also covers transitioning out of school.
New Voices ~ Nuevas Voces: A Handbook on Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Early Childhood
Product Description: Developed by Dina Castro and her expert team, this five-module program is the key to working effectively with diverse children and families and preparing all children for long-term school and social success. The handbook gives readers thorough coverage of each module, enhanced with learning objectives, case studies, reflection questions, and an assessment scale and observation checklist administrators can use to monitor staff improvement.
No Child Left Behind and the Reduction of the Achievement Gap
This monumental collection presents the first-ever sociological analysis of the No Child Left Behind Act and its effects on children, teachers, parents, and schools. More importantly, these leading sociologists consider whether NLCB can or will accomplish its major goal: to eliminate the achievement gap by 2014. Based on theoretical and empirical research, the essays examine the history of federal educational policy and place NCLB in a larger sociological and historical context.
No Easy Answer : The Learning Disabled Child at Home and at School
Parents and teachers of learning disabled children have tumed to Sally Smith's No Easy Answers for information, advice, and comfort for more than fifteen years. This completely updated edition contains new chapters on Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and on the public laws that guarantee an equal education for learning disabled children. Sally Smith, the parent of a learning disabled child herself, guides parents along every step of the way, from determining if their child is learning disabled to challenging the school system to provide special services.
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