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Perspectives on Elementary Education A Casebook for Critically Analyzing Issues of Diversity

ISBN-10: 0205366619
ISBN-13: 9780205366613
Edition: 2004
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Description: This supplemental text provides a collection of three dozen real-world case studies in diversity that foster discussion-based, active learning pedagogy designed to guide students in problem analysis and problem solving. The cases explore a  More...

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Book details

List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

This supplemental text provides a collection of three dozen real-world case studies in diversity that foster discussion-based, active learning pedagogy designed to guide students in problem analysis and problem solving. The cases explore a wide-range of diversity issues at the elementary (Pre-K-5) level, including culture, academic performance and expectations, safety and prosocial behaviors, social issues, special needs, and issues surrounding the family. The approach organizes discussion around defining problems, identifying alternatives, and proposing solutions to the issues presented in the case. The goal of the text is not to pose a single solution, but rather to learn how to analyze situations involving diverse individuals, evaluate a variety of solutions, and evaluate the consequences of those solutions.

Using Diverse Cases: A Rationale and Suggested Guidelines
Philosophical Basis
Advantages of Case-Based Instruction
The Structure of this Text
Guidelines for the Use of Cases
Summary
References
Culture
References
Language: A Part of Who You Are
Teaching English as a Second Language: A Kindergarten Teacher's Perspective
Have Times Really Changed?
What One Catholic School Learned from Tom Sawyer's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn!
Where Have All the Ipil-Ipil Trees Gone? Science Education Through the Politics of Poverty
Domestic Discrimination
An Elementary Education Experience of Adjustment and Transition
The Teasing of Than
Academic Performance and Expectations
References
Hallway Math Again?
When a Gifted Student Underachieves: A Dilemma for Teachers, Parents, and Counselors
Lifting the Veil on Gender Issues
Schooling Gifted Black Children: Issues of Parents and Teachers
To Retain or Not to Retain?
Safety and Prosocial Behaviors
Teasing the Traumatized Child
The Inconvenient Child
Mionda's Undergarments
You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover: Mr Smith Confronts Drug Use Among His Students
I am not going to...
To Tell the Truth
Moving on as Best We Can
Sudden Tragedy
Social Issues
References
A Trip to Reality: An Everyone Story
Dealing with Dishonesty
Ostracizing Rich
Go on into the HallYou're Excused from the Celebration: Religious Observance in a Public School Classroom
The Difficult Parent
Student Stress: It's 10:00 pm, Do You Know Where Your Kids Are?
Special Needs
Fighting for Robert
Dr Kent! Justin is being mean. . .
A Year Full of Challenges: Teaching a Student Who Is Deaf in a Regular Classroom
Chronic Illness and the Art of Juggling Medications, Instructional Activities, and Transportation
The Family
Another New Student? Susan Jordan Looks for Help with Her High Numbers of Mobile Students
William, the Conqueror
Jonathan's Story
My Brother Says You're a Fag
Many Faces of Homelessness
Author Index
Subject Index

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