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Bridging Multiple Worlds Case Studies of Diverse Educational Communities

ISBN-10: 0205582516
ISBN-13: 9780205582518
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Book details

List price: $92.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/18/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

nbsp;The framework of the book allows future teachers, counselors, related service providers, and administrators to appreciate and understand the complexity of diversity issues in the cases and in the schools/communities where they will work.nbsp;KEY TOPICS:nbsp; The text provides foundational information about diversity in the US, multicultural education, and family-school-community partnership in Part I; moves on to explore the use of cases in teacher education and how to analyze cases using a ldquo;decision making scaffoldrdquo; in Part II; and delves deeply into specific cases and the issues surrounding them on a wide range of diversity topics in the seven chapters in Part III.MARKET:nbsp; Mulitcultural Educaton

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Meaning of Diversity
The New Metaphor
Authors' Statement of Philosophy
Use of Terminology Related to Diversity
References
Diversity in the United States
The Changing Pattern of Immigration
Historical Overview
Legislation
Illegal Immigration
Current Issues
Proposed Legislation
Assimilation and Acculturation
Demographic Changes in the Schools
References
The Current State of Education for Diverse Students in the United States
The Educational Progress of Diverse Learners
Reading
Writing
Mathematics
Science
Achievement Levels Summary
High-Poverty Schools
The Facilities Gap
Tracking
High School Completion
No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
Multicultural Education
Alternative Viewpoints
Approaches to Curriculum Reform
Content Integration
Culturally Responsive and Relevant Teaching
Classroom Discourse Patterns
Teacher Preparation
Challenges
References
Building Partnerships with Diverse Families and Communities
Family Involvement in the Schools
Student Achievement
The Family System
Family Characteristics
Family Functions
The Family Life Cycle
Special Challenges
Culturally Diverse Families
Discipline Practices
Home-School Communication
School Involvement
The School-Family-Community Partnership
References
A Cases for Cases
The Development and Use of Cases in Teacher Education
What Is a Teaching Case?
Why Are Case Discussions Valuable?
How Do Participants Analyze a Case?
Recognize the Problem
Reframe the Problem
Search for Alternatives
Develop and Implement a Plan of Action
Evaluate Progress
How Do Participants Discuss a Case?
References
Putting It All Together: Analyzing and Discussing a Case
Issues Regarding Migrant Farmworkers and Their Families
The Case of Jesus Gonzalez
Using the Case Decision-Making Scaffold
Recognize the Problem
Reframe the Problem
Search for Alternatives
Develop and Implement Plan of Action
Evaluate Progress
Follow-Up on Jesus Gonzalez
Evaluation of Follow-up to the Case of Jesus Gonzalez
References
Case Studies in Diversity
Race and Ethnicity
Current Concepts of Race
Ethnicity
Racial and Ethnic Identity
White Identity
Children of Mixed Race/Ethnicity
Racism
Resisting Racism
The Case of Jim Peterson
The Case of Lisa Golden
References
Culture and Language
Definition of Culture
Definition of Language
Cultural and Linguistic Difference
Deficiency Orientation
Difference Orientation
Social Reconstructionist Orientation
Implications for Education
Native American Mascots
English Language Learners
The Case of the Onteora Indian
The Case of Fome Qureshi
References
Poverty and Socioeconomic Class
Expectations and Realities
Current Facts
Who Are the Poor?
Migrant Families
Homeless Families and Children
Impact of Poverty on School-Aged Children
Impact on Brain Development
State and Federal Provisions
Welfare Changes
What Can Schools Do?
The Case of Maria Ramirez
The Case of Sue Wilson
References
Exceptionality
Issues of Definition, Identification, and Appropriate Programs
The Inclusion Controversy
Creating Inclusive Schools for Students with Disabilities
Issues in the Education of Students Who Are Gifted and Talented
Causes of Underrepresentation
Teacher Attitudes and Family Involvement
Programming for Gifted and Talented Students
Issues in the Education of Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
The Case of Selina James
The Case of Matthew Simpson
References
Gender by Terry Murray and Lorraine S. Taylor
Issues in Gender
Females and Mathematics
Socialization Practices
Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, and Behaviors
Affective Variables
Parental Involvement
Minority Females and Mathematics
Negative Attitudes and Perceptions
Poor Academic Performance
Insufficient Course and Extracurricular Preparation
Limited Knowledge of Mathematics and Science Professions
Peer Influence
African American Females and Mathematics
The Foundations of Boys' Work
Educational and Social Indicators of Boys' Problems
A Critical and Relational Approach to Boys' Work
Boys and Literacy
The Case of Cassie Brown
The Case of Justin Healy
References
Sexual Orientation by Jane M. Sileo and Catherine R. Whittaker
Risk Factors for GLBT Students
Characteristics of GLBT Youth
Gay Teachers
Rationale for a School and Community Response
Staff Training and Resources
Curriculum Issues
School and Community Support Groups and Programs
The Case of Renee Fischer
The Case of Sam Meyers
References
Religion
Religious Diversity in the United States
Why Religion Is an Issue in Public Schools
Failed Models of Religion in the Public School
The Civil Public School
Current Religious Issues in the Public Schools
Consensus Issues
Controversial and Emerging Religious Issues in the Public Schools
The Case of The Higher Ground Academy
References
Index

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