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True American: Language, Identity, and the Education of Immigrant Children
True American: Language, Identity, and the Education of Immigrant Children
By: Rosemary C. Salomone
Harvard University Press
(2009)

Product Description: In this ambitious book, Rosemary Salomone uses the heated debate over how best to educate immigrant children as a way to explore what national identity means in an age of globalization, trans-nationalism, and dual citizenship. She reveals the little-known legislative history of bilingual education, its dizzying range of meanings in different schools, districts, and states, and the difficulty in proving or disproving whether it works — or defining it as a legal right.

Tutor in a Book: Better Grades as Easy as 1-2-3
Tutor in a Book: Better Grades as Easy as 1-2-3
By: Alexandra Mayzler, Ana McGann
Adams Media

Instead of promoting quick fixes, this handbook shows students how to adapt their studies to their own strengths and weaknesses. Tutor in a Book guides students through realistic and personalized approaches, hands-on worksheets, and short vignettes describing the academic obstacles many students face and overcome. Tutor in a Book includes strategies for Organization: finding the system that works best and maintaining it; Time Management: how to finish school work with time to spare; and Study Skills: introducing subject-specific approaches and multi-sensory techniques for a personalized study regimen.

Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Process: A Guide for Educators and Parents
Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Process: A Guide for Educators and Parents
By: Marion Sanders

This book provides an understanding not only of dyslexia but also of the broader population of weaker readers and presents information on how to help them. Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Process presents dyslexia against a background of normal reading development, and in the context of child development, taking into account multiple factors that affect how well a child overcomes or compensates for dyslexia. Case examples are presented throughout to illustrate specific skill weaknesses. Dyslexia research provides considerable knowledge about how to help all children who do not learn to read on schedule. The final two chapters of the book deal with the history and nature of reading instruction, and how we can improve the teaching of reading in our schools. For anyone interested in reading development.

Understanding Girls with ADHD
Understanding Girls with ADHD
By: Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D.

A ground-breaking book on the needs and issues of girls with attentional problems: why they are often undiagnosed, how they are different from boys, and what their special needs are in school, in their social world and at home. Age-related checklists from pre-school to high school help parents and professionals better identify and help girls with ADHD.

Understanding the Language Development and Early Education of Hispanic Children
Understanding the Language Development and Early Education of Hispanic Children
By: Eugene E. Garcia, Erminda H. Garcia

Product Description: Young Hispanic children are the largest and fastest growing ethnic minority population in the United States, representing diverse racial, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds. What can we learn from the empirical literature, theory, programs, and policies associated with language and early learning for young Hispanics? What are the home and school factors important to differences in early cognitive development and educational well-being? In this timely collaboration, a renowned researcher and a seasoned practitioner explore these questions with a focus on specific instructional interventions that are associated with reducing the achievement gap for young Hispanic children.

Understanding Your Child's Puzzling Behavior
Understanding Your Child's Puzzling Behavior
By: Steven E. Curtis

When should you seek professional help for your child's behavioral, social, or learning challenges? Understanding Your Child's Puzzling Behavior is the ultimate resource for assessing your child's behavior, learning when to intervene, and knowing how to seek further help for a struggling child. Whether a child is dealing with performance issues, anxiety, noncompliance, angry outbursts, or a host of other difficulties, this book offers a step-by-step method that walks parents through the often-complex process of treating a child's problems.

Understanding Your International Students: An Educational, Cultural, and Linguistic Guide
Understanding Your International Students: An Educational, Cultural, and Linguistic Guide
By: Jeffra JoAnn Flaitz
University of Michigan Press
(2003)

Product Description: Understanding Your International Students surveys the school cultures of the many countries whose students top the international student enrollment lists in the U.S. educational institutions. For each country profiled, the following information is provided: a statistical profile; information related to school calendars, curricula, exams, grades, homework, and classroom set-up; and a section on educational policy, classroom behaviors and norms, and cultural considerations in school settings.

Understanding Your Refugee and Immigrant Students: An Educational, Cultural, and Linguistic Guide
Understanding Your Refugee and Immigrant Students: An Educational, Cultural, and Linguistic Guide
By: Jeffra JoAnn Flaitz
University of Michigan Press
(2006)

Product Description: The author has focused her research on 18 countries that contribute a majority of refugees and immigrants to the United States. Each country profile features statistics about the country, a historical synopsis, an overview of the county's official education policy, cultural perspectives, and a problem-solution section containing classroom strategies. The linguistic systems of the languages featured are also included for teacher reference.

Undocumented Immigrants and Higher Education: ¡Sí se puede!
Undocumented Immigrants and Higher Education: ¡Sí se puede!
By: Alejandra Rincón
LFB Scholarly Publishing
(2010)

Product Description: Alejandra Rincón is currently the Vice-president of Scholarships and Programs for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. "Rincón s thoroughly researched book provides a comprehensive history and discussion of the court rulings, legislative actions at federal and state levels, and advocacy efforts related to undocumented immigrants at U.S. colleges and universities…It is an essential reference for courses that discuss U.S. immigration history or U.S. immigration law, as well as for those who advocate on behalf of immigrants." — International Educator

Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools
Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools
By: Pedro Noguera, Jean Yonemura Wing
Jossey-Bass
(2008)

Unfinished Business examines the results of the Berkeley High School Diversity Project, a six-year research and organizing project that brought together high school students, parents, teachers, staff, and university researchers to explore how a school and a community can act together to address the racial disparities that exist in academic performance. The book explores what factors contribute to the disparity in academic achievement between students of different racial and class backgrounds, and identifies the factors that are responsible for the racial separation of students within the school.

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