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Lives on the Boundary A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America's Educational Underclass

ISBN-10: 0140124039
ISBN-13: 9780140124033
Edition: 1998
Authors: Mike Rose
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Description: Remedial, illiterate, intellectually deficient-these are the stigmas that define America's educational underclass. As a child in a Los Angeles ghetto, Mike Rose shared these labels; today he works with educationally underprepared children and adults  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Remedial, illiterate, intellectually deficient-these are the stigmas that define America's educational underclass. As a child in a Los Angeles ghetto, Mike Rose shared these labels; today he works with educationally underprepared children and adults in order to give them a fair chance at learning. In Lives on the Boundary, Rose describes his innovative methods of awakening untapped potential and initiating "problem" students into the world of language, literature, and expression. Challenging educators, policymakers, and parents to re-examine their assumptions about the capacities of students, Rose offers a truly democratic vision, one that should be heeded by anyone concerned with America's future. "A mirror to the many lacking perfect grammar and spelling who may see their dreams translated into reality after all" Book jacket.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Our Schools and Our Children
"I Just Wanna Be Average"
Entering the Conversation
The Poem Is a Substitute for Love
Literate Stirrings
Reclaiming the Classroom
The Politics of Remediation
Crossing Boundaries
Epilogue: Lilia
Notes
Bibliography

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