Giving Our Children a Fighting Chance Poverty, Literacy, and the Development of Information Capital
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Description: This is a compelling, eye-opening portrait of two communities in Philadelphia with drastically different economic resources. Over the course of their 10-year investigation, the authors of this important new work came to understand that this disparity between affluence and poverty has created a knowledge gap—far more important than mere achievement scores—with serious implications for students' economic prosperity and social mobility. At the heart of this knowledge gap is the limited ability of students from poor communities to develop information capital. This moving book takes you into the communities in question to meet the students and their families, and by doing so provides powerful insights into the role that literacy can play in giving low-income students a fighting chance.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 10/28/2012
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Michelle Fine is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, CUNY Graduate Center in New York.
|Introduction: The Ecology of Inequality|
|Same City, Different Paths|
|On the Streets Where They Live|
|The Paradox of the Level Playing Field|
|The New Work, The New Play|
|The More, the More (the Less, the Less)|
|The New Literacies|
|Developing Information Capital|
|Postscript: Breaking Out-Giving Our Children a Fighting Chance|
|About the Authors|