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1. Whatever It Takes: How Professional
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2. Introduction to the Foundations
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3. Ten Things Every Child with Autism
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4. School and Community Relations,
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5. Multicultural Education: Issues
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6. High School Confidential: Secrets
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7. Asperger Syndrome and the Elementary
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8. The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration
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9. Savage Inequalities: Children
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10. Our Underachieving Colleges: A
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11. Teaching in America (4th Edition)
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12. Pedagogy of the Oppressed
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13. Beyond Discipline: From Compliance
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14. Introduction to the Theories of
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15. Guided Reading: Good First Teaching
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16. The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers
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17. Frames of Mind: The Theory of
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18. Learner-Centered Teaching: Five
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19. The Guardian of Education: a Periodical
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1. Whatever It Takes: How Professional Learning Communities Respond When Kids Don't Learn
by National Educational Service
Paperback (June, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Whatever It Takes
This is a fantastic book that demonstrates what a committed community of learners can accomplish to improve learning for all students.The ideas are testimonials of ways to bring about change through Professional Learning Communities (PLC's).The most interesting findings in this book are that lots of money was not available to bring about these changes, in fact, most of the strategies involved taking what already existed and using time or professionals in a different manner.I am spellbound by the changes shared in the schools featured in this book.I applaud the commitment of each staff member that embraced the clarity of purpose, the collaborative culture, the collective inquiry into best practice and current reality, the action orientation, the commitment to continuous improvement, the focus on results, the support of strong principals who empower teachers, and those that remained committed to face adversity, conflict, and anxiety.BRAVO!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Well presented
Good ideas, well presented with real life examples and explanations for some of the easy criticisms. As stated in the book, this is not a new math or reading program, it is a strategy for reaching all students.

4-0 out of 5 stars Putting the effort where it counts most
Studies of this sort seem most relevant when the overall budgets decrease the numbers of those professionals with time to concentrate on the poor performers. With specific kinds of testing and follow through individual students can be identified and helped before too much time has passed and the road to recovery looks too difficult. There are some excellent suggestions and descriptions of tried and true programs in this book. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Aims & Objectives    2. Education    3. Education / Teaching    4. Educational change    5. Effective teaching    6. Philosophy & Social Aspects    7. School improvement programs    8. United States   


2. Introduction to the Foundations of American Education (13th Edition)
by Allyn & Bacon
Hardcover (25 March, 2004)
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2-0 out of 5 stars I've seen better
The tenth edition is not very well organized. Overall, a very boring book.

2-0 out of 5 stars Okay, but other books are out there.
Like I said in a precious review, I like National University, but they could have chosen a different book.I am Caucasian, white, Christian, heterosexual, male, with blonde hair and blue eyes, and let me tell you, this book will make it seem that the whit people in this country are racist bigots.And that we are trying to indoctrinate every single child that comes to America while keeping all the other people in lower classes.That is how I felt.4-0 out of 5 stars Okay, for a Textbook
This book wasn't too bad, considering it is a textbook.If you're forced to read it for class, take heart!It's not too boring--once you get started, it actually moves pretty quickly, and you will learn a lot.If this isn't required for a class, I would not suggest curling up in front of the fireplace with this book, or, really, reading it at all, unless you're really into learning more about the basics of American Education. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Education    2. Education (General)    3. Education / Teaching    4. Educational sociology    5. History    6. Philosophy & Social Aspects    7. Professional Development    8. Study and teaching    9. Teaching    10. Theory Of Education    11. United States    12. Education / Professional Development    13. USA   


3. Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew
by Future Horizons
Paperback (01 October, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Our kids' voice...

5-0 out of 5 stars If you have a child with autism in your life, you absolutely must read this
As a parent with a child on the spectrum, I found this a wonderful resource. I loved Notbohm's clear and concise language and her insightful observations are on target. It was as informative as it was positive and empowering. And I've found that building strategies around her observations actually work! Highly recommended, especially if you need to see the positive in raising a child on the spectrum.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Read for Anyone Affected by Autism!
This wonderful book explains in "down-to-earth" language what every child with autism wishes you knew.I learned so much while reading this book that I decided to give copies to everyone in our family.My 2-year old grandson is autistic and this book helped me to understand what he is feeling.As soon as I finished reading this book by Ellen Notbohm, I started reading "1001 Things. . . " also written by this author.You'll be glad you read this book. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Education    2. Education / Teaching    3. Philosophy & Social Aspects    4. Special Education - Mentally Handicapped    5. Education / Special Education / Mentally Handicapped    6. Education/Philosophy & Social Aspects    7. Topical/Mentally Challenged   


4. School and Community Relations, The (8th Edition)
by Allyn & Bacon
Hardcover (15 July, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The School and Community Relations
My order came right on time!Just like it said that it would.The book was in excellent condition.It was neatly wrapped and packed for safety.I will shop here again in the near future.
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Subjects:  1. Administration - General    2. Communication in education    3. Community and school    4. Education    5. Education / Teaching    6. Philosophy & Social Aspects    7. Public relations    8. Research    9. School Public Relations    10. Schools    11. United States    12. Education / Leadership   


5. Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives 5th Edition Update
by John Wiley & Sons
Paperback (01 February, 2001)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good Perspective
We used this book in our doctoral level Urban Education class this semester. Very informative.

2-0 out of 5 stars Really difficult to read, but it was a requirement!
Such a difficult book to read.It felt as if the authors had 2 chapters of concrete evidence and then took these 2 chapters and tried to expand them to fill an entire book.I felt as if I was having deja-vu throughout my entire reading of it.Some topics that I thought had been clarified again kept popping up and restasted the same idea in a couple pages worth.5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent tool for a touchy topic
I've used this book teaching 10 classes in Multicultural Education for California State University at Hayward.It covers some "hot spots" like gender, special education, race, and social class.I'venever had a student who expressed dislike for the book.It provokesdissent, emotions, and great discussions but maintains a well researchedand professional style.I would recommend it to any professor ofmulticultural education and I eagerly await the 4th edition, coming thisJuly! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Aims & Objectives    2. Education    3. Education / Teaching    4. General    5. Multicultural Education    6. Education / Aims & Objectives    7. Education / General    8. Educational equalization    9. Philosophy of education   


6. High School Confidential: Secrets of an Undercover Student
by Atria
Hardcover (19 September, 2006)
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4-0 out of 5 stars twenty-something Tom Wolfe
Jeremy Iversen is a talented journalist and I really did enjoy this book. That said, I couldn't shake the feeling that his subject matter wasn't worthy of his talents. Sex, drugs, random acts of cruelty--same old, same old, in the world of teens. The only thing that may come as a surprise to the reader is the complete lack of learning going on in the schools. The kids are aware of it but accept their fate; they only fight back when one among them is directly threatened in a way that would prevent graduation (The school may have done a horrible job providing an education, but it excels at instilling the empty good school--good college--good job mantra used to justify so much today.) Jeremy constructs his characters with care--and that's really what they are--a good deal of fictionalizing must have gone into turning his experience into a story structured as tightly as a tv sitcom. Still, it is a story worth exploring, as we should all be interested in these Millenials, for they will soon be the young adults leading us into what is increasingly becoming an uncertain future. The final issue I had was Jeremy's age. His sudden decision to go undercover lacked any discussion of issues related to how he would support himself, or what he did between the ages of 21 and 24 (Obviously he wrote a book because it's listed here on Amazon). That is a gaping hole and it bothers the reader. Also, because of my work I meet about 150 people in the 18-25 age group per year. I've been at my job for 11 years. I can assure you the 25 year-olds are generally just as clueless as the kids right out of high school. I almost wished Jeremy had chosen to jump onto the Wall Street "track", as he calls it, and write about that. I think arrogance and narcissism of people we believe to be adults would have made a more compelling story.

5-0 out of 5 stars Better than any TV show story
Some days it seems like everywhere you look some adult is spouting off about the problems of our youth: teen sex, teen pregnancy, teen drugs, our failing schools, and on and on. To these experts in far-away offices, the answers seem clear cut: more rules, more programs, more standards. That's gotta work, right?
1-0 out of 5 stars Written like a bad soap opera
I really wanted to enjoy this book, but it was written in a very dramatic style that made me care so little about the kids he wrote about. Ultimately, his attempt to emulate Cameron Crowe comes off as exactly that - someone trying to be something he is not, and that overshadows his "undercover" work too much to make this an enjoyable read. Get it from your library and save yourself the cash if you want to read it. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Anthropology - Cultural    2. Cultural And Social Anthropology    3. Education / Teaching    4. Education, Secondary    5. High school students    6. Miscellanea    7. Philosophy & Social Aspects    8. Secondary Education    9. Social Science    10. Sociology    11. United States    12. Social Science / Popular Culture   


7. Asperger Syndrome and the Elementary School Experience: Practical Solutions for Academic & Social Difficulties
by Autism Asperger Publishing Company
Paperback (01 October, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Well written with practical solutions
My son was recently diagnosed with Aspergers so I purchased many books on the subject to better help him.This book by far offers the most practical solutions to everyday school issues.Reading about theories and studies is helpful up to a point but as a parent I needed hands on solutions to common problems and this book provided many options that have worked for my son.

5-0 out of 5 stars Maybe I'm Singing to the Choir!
I haven't found anyone who hasn't found this book incredibly valuable. I have bought at least four of them because my friends keep "borrowing" them and somehow don't manage to get them back to me. It is such a helpful book that lays out point by point how our kids experience elementary school, their various challenges and how to deal with them. Any parent who is actively involved with their child who has Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger Syndrome should have this book as a reference. And every elementary school teacher working with our AS kids should read it too!

5-0 out of 5 stars Every AS parent should have one of these
Since my son's diagnosis at the end of first grade, I've been purchasing book after book, trying to educate myself.The realities of being a parent of an AS child means that you have to educate, not only yourself, but your child's teachers.This book is a great way to go about it.
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8. The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America
by Three Rivers Press
Paperback (01 August, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A House Divided
"The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America" will challenge any illusion the reader holds that America has left her divided and racist history far behind. Truly a heart rending account of apartheid schooling that bridges the larger social implications of racial and economic disparity with the daily life and dreams of our children.

5-0 out of 5 stars A voice for those who do not have a say right now.
Promises made are not always promises kept.We all say that we want education to be a priority for all.Do we all really support that?The Shame of the Nation exposes the compliancy that many Americans have when it comes to actually promoting equal opportunities for all.We want our professional athletes and Olympic contestants to be able to compete and train in the best facilities and with the best practices.This enables them to reach their fullest potential and beyond.We should all be willing to support this endeavor for the education of all of our students.This book helps us to walk in another's shoes and truly empathize with the inequaties that so many children must deal with.Reading this book should open ones eyes to how many future adult American are set up for failure.Brown vs. Board of Education may have imposed laws for equality but it must go further into the mindset of funding agencies.If we are truly to become equal, we must alleviate the barriers that cause the fragmentation of opporutnity and success.
5-0 out of 5 stars Opened my eyes to problems in our public education system
This book explains how racial segregation in the public schools has been getting worse and why that is a problem.If children interact with other races at a young age, they're less likely to have racist ideas as adults.When people extol the legal and political victories that allowed integrated schools, Kozol finds it ironic because even though apartheid is not the law, current public policy discourages integration.Well-meaning parents in affluent school districts lobby against any zoning change that would include children from poorer areas.The result is that school districts are unintentionally set up to segregate the poor from the middle class and dark-skinned from the ligher-skinned.This makes our society seem horribly unfair to the children going through the segregated, inferior schools.
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Subjects:  1. Administration - General    2. De facto school segregation    3. Discrimination & Racism    4. Education    5. Education / Teaching    6. Educational Policy & Reform    7. General    8. Multicultural Education    9. Philosophy & Social Aspects    10. Sociology Of Education    11. United States    12. Education / General   


9. Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools
by Harper Perennial
Paperback (03 August, 1992)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Nothing Changes
If George W. Bush could read - this is a book he should be made to read. As old as it may be - nothing has truly changed...so many children being 'left behind'. A devastating book. While we piss away billions abroad, TRUE Home Security (health education and proper employment) is ignored.

5-0 out of 5 stars The people who rule our country should read this book
The poeple who govern are schools should tread this book. As a white student in a basicl ricth white Shool district, I picked this up this summer for my AP English reading asignment.
1-0 out of 5 stars More money?
Talk to the Polish and South Koreans, and ask them why they do more with less. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Children of minorities    2. Children with social disabilit    3. Children with social disabilities    4. Education    5. Education / Teaching    6. Education, Urban    7. Philosophy & Social Aspects    8. Social aspects    9. Sociology - Urban    10. Special Education - Socially Handicapped    11. United States    12. Education / General   


10. Our Underachieving Colleges: A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More
by Princeton University Press
Hardcover (27 December, 2005)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Responsible Teaching
Research Professor Derek Bok's "Our Underachieving Colleges" (2006, hardback) presents a new way of thinking about education in American colleges.Understanding that his presentation could create academic criticism, Bok builds his argument upon a substantial foundation of convincing research (with 49 pages of endnotes).
5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, complex look at the problems of undergrad education
In this book, Derek Bok does an incredible job of laying out the shortcomings in undergraduate education.However, he does this without failing to acknowledge the good being achieved.As a former college president Dr. Bok speaks from a position of authority on the subject.The problems he identifies he backs up with thorough, thought provoking research.He does not just leave the problems as they stand but offers helpful, realistic suggestions for improvement.The greatest strenght of Dr. Bok's book is that he appreciates the complexity of the problem.The issues he raises as well as the solutions he proposes are not simplistic answers to superficial issues.This book is a must read for anyone involved in education.On top of all that, it is well written and thus a pleasure to read.In fact, I recommend it for anyone who enjoys reading a well written book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Underachieving
Former Harvard President tells how and where the faults lie in our college system and the reason for change to stay ahead in the world. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Academic achievement    2. Aims and objectives    3. Education    4. Education / Teaching    5. Education, Higher    6. Educational Policy & Reform    7. Higher    8. United States    9. Economics    10. Education / Higher    11. Higher & further education    12. Philosophy of education    13. Political Science and International Relations    14. Sociology   


11. Teaching in America (4th Edition)
by Allyn & Bacon
Paperback (11 March, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Experience and Ingenuity
One of the best guides for someone breaking into teaching currently on the market.I have had the distinct honor of working with Dr. Morrison and these experiences have done nothing but enlighten me and teach me things I might not otherwise have learned.He brings this ability to communicate both gracefully and pactfully to his text, mixing it with his natural love of children and his honest desire to help people learn how to do that single most important of jobs - teach.Read more

Subjects:  1. Community and school    2. Education    3. Education / Teaching    4. Philosophy & Social Aspects    5. Philosophy Of Education    6. Social aspects    7. Teaching    8. Teaching Methods & Materials - General    9. United States    10. Vocational guidance    11. Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / General   


12. Pedagogy of the Oppressed
by Continuum International Publishing Group
Paperback (September, 2000)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Challenging
I read this book for a graduate studies class.The critical padagogy Freire gives is excellent and we had deep discussions in class.The reading is challenging because some points are repeated and one wonders whether one is making any headway at times.The ideas re education are basic to understanding current educational trends.

5-0 out of 5 stars MARVELOUS
This was one of the hardest reads I have gone through in my young 16 years of life. And at the same time, perhaps the most rewarding. You wanta make change? You wanta be a revolutionary? Great intro to liberating yourself and those who are oppressed around you. DO NOT TRY TO COMPARE TO MARX. Though you can draw similarities, this particular work is just to different. Go read it.

1-0 out of 5 stars I'll make this short, he didnt.
So many words to say so little. This book could have been three pages long and that would have been sufficient. He goes on and on on the same topics of what its like to be oppressed and what the oppressed must do to brake free from oppression. This is all very much common sence, at least it seems so to me, having taken a college class here and there. Marx is taken far out of context and this book altogether preaches a utopian way of things thats as far fetched as communism functioning in a capitalist society. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 1921-    2. Aims & Objectives    3. Critical pedagogy    4. Education    5. Freire, Paulo,    6. General    7. Philosophy    8. Philosophy Of Education    9. Popular education    10. Sociology    11. Sociology - Social Theory    12. Teaching    13. Teaching Methods & Materials - General    14. Freire, Paulo    15. Organization & management of education   


13. Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community
by Association for Supervision & Curriculum Deve
Paperback (September, 1996)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Inspirational Book
I read this book while researching my topic for my MA thesis in elementary education. This book blew me away. It's provocative, it's funny and it challenges so many of the unnecessarily cruel and transparently manipulatie behaviors we use as teachers on a daily basis. While I agree that the book doesn't offer a paint by the numbers how to guide for implementing a more democratic and community based classroom, the intelligent reader can understand what needs to be done or at least look elsewhere for answers.
2-0 out of 5 stars Lots of great questions; few usable answers
In Beyond Discipline:From Compliance to Community, Alfie Kohn presents cogent criticism of the common strategies teachers use to control student behavior:rewards and punishment.Kohn made me question whether I ought to use such tactics, and made me hunger for a better way -- something not involving an insistence on control and compliance.Unfortunately, Beyond Discipline created a hunger without really satisfying it.
4-0 out of 5 stars In response to reviews...
To the reviewer who said Kohn has no experience: He was a teacher for several years.Secondary to be specific.He travels the country observing classrooms.This book was written in response to a)his own experience b)exhaustive research but mostly c)to answer the question of why certain classrooms he observed seemed to have "better" learners than others.
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Subjects:  1. Administration - General    2. Behavior Management    3. Classroom Management    4. Education    5. Education / Teaching    6. School Management And Discipline    7. School discipline    8. United States    9. Philosophy of education   


14. Introduction to the Theories of Learning (7th Edition)
by Prentice Hall
Hardcover (03 June, 2004)
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Subjects:  1. Cognitive Psychology    2. Education    3. Education / Teaching    4. Educational Psychology    5. Learning Styles    6. Learning, Psychology of    7. Philosophy & Social Aspects    8. Philosophy Of Education    9. Learning    10. Psychology & Psychiatry / General   


15. Guided Reading: Good First Teaching for All Children
by Heinemann
Paperback (07 October, 1996)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Guided Reading:Good First Teaching for All Children
Great book to help teachers organize their classroom for guided reading groups. Has wonderful ideas to impliment learning centers and management of those centers while teaching guided reading groups. Our school has a copy of this book for each teacher to model their classroom after.

5-0 out of 5 stars outstanding!
I knew that my guided reading program needed to change, but didn't no exactly how to go about improving it. This book has all the answers!Although I'm on summer break, I can't wait to go back in the fall and get started on my new literacy program, putting into practice all the things I've learned from this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful source for Primary Teacher!
I had this book at close tabs at all times.I really loved the icons they have at the back of the book (these are center icons).I photocopied and laminated them, and used them to rotated the children through their centers daily.I LOVE the list of books for each reading level.A big help when choosing books to read with each reading group. Excellent book.A must have in each classroom. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Education    2. Education / Teaching    3. Elementary    4. Language Experience Approach    5. Reading (Elementary)    6. Reading Education (General)    7. Reading In Elementary Education    8. Literacy    9. Philosophy of education    10. Teaching of a specific subject    11. USA   


16. The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children
by Jossey-Bass
Paperback (29 January, 1997)
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4-0 out of 5 stars A Dream to Keep Alive
Though Ladon-Billings leans towards idealism constructing a perfect model of societal bliss, this book does show the underlying lack of knowledge many people have regarding educational issues. Those who say that the African-Americans' educational problems are their own fault show incredible short-sightedness to the truth of history. Have we forgotten that the Africa diaspora of colonialism was a forced migration to this country that treated blacks as inferior, and thus that it was a waste of time to educate them? In order for racism to stop, people have to recognize that there is no one race better than any other. All races have value and thus all races should be celebrated. God created them all. An understanding of this will lead to advances in the educational system which often has curricula that have no connection to many of its students. Ladson-Billings book, though primarily focused on African-Americans, is still an important blueprint toward removing some of the blinders people wear when it comes to historical truth. This book is for those who have ears to hear.

3-0 out of 5 stars The education problem is never a one race or one minority problem
Author Ladson-Billings (1994) book "The Dreamkeepers", gave me valuable inside on examples of various challenging and rigorous classrooms, and the emphasis the author put in presenting the cultural and social aspects of schooling when framing education as a whole, was evident. However the author makes the problems of African American children the main issue at stake in her book. Therefore I was presented with a fact and a different point of view based on statistics while conducting my research: One cannot lobby to change the system for one type of minority, to be successful at change. One has to see the "spreading tumor' per se, as a culturally diverse illness, affecting all of us. We, as a diverse society cannot try to make only one minority the beneficiary of our input, improvement, and educational reform. According the U.S. Department of Education (2004) NCLB (No child left behind) report, it showed that among the reading and math proficiency levels of performance for 4th graders in 2003, African American children were slightly lower, by one to five percent, under performing the Hispanics, meaning Hispanics proficiencies in reading and math are slightly better, just slightly, but this does not justify viewing the problem of minority children as being only an African American one. To be successful at change, one has to be more objective and start change for all minorities, why is it so vital to start with only one? I know poverty and lack of social skills are a major factor, but imagine how difficult it is to learn with a new language too.
4-0 out of 5 stars a useful book
The Dreamkeepers isn't a necessarily groundbreaking book, but i think white teachers (or any teachers for that matter) who haven't had much experience working with african american children will find the book helpful.If you've read any other stuff that falls under anti-racist or critical pedagogy, there won't be much that is new in terms of concepts.But what i found most useful are her sketches of the eight or so teachers who are very successful with african american children.She talks about their their upbringing, how that has influenced their teaching practices, and why they are successful in the classroom. ... Read more

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17. Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences
by Basic Books
Paperback (March, 1993)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Ground-breaking in its day
It's impossible to over-estimate the contribution this book has made to our understanding of intelligence. Before it came out, intelligence was synonymous with IQ and IQ was synonymous with the ability to reason. And, as our education system was based on these cultural norms, it was woe betide you if your intelligence didn't fit the one-dimensional IQ mould. Gardner's identification of other types of intelligence paved the way for a real appreciation of intelligence as a multi-faceted thing of beauty; and to our paying more than lip service to the notion of valuing diversity.
3-0 out of 5 stars A Classic, But Debatable, Pedagogical Concept
If you do nothing else with Gardner's book, please read it.It will impart ideas that you have not heard before in a clear, but scholastic, voice. Beyond that, please read with a suspecious eye.
5-0 out of 5 stars The solution to all educational problems
Currently, educational studies are being revealed, which are showing that students of minority heritage (particularly Black and Latino) have an affinity towards InterPersonal learning and Tactile learning
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18. Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice
by Jossey-Bass
Hardcover (08 July, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Shifting the Focus
These days the trend in education has been to shift the focus of classes from the teachers to the students. The idea is that by taking responsibility for their own education and by learning by doing and working with others, students will be able to learn skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.On the other hand, teacher-centered lectures will only cause the students to cram for exams and quickly forget what they learned as soon as the exams are finished.This book offers an easy to read guideline for shifting your class to a learner-centered environment.The author has done a good job in writing a practical text.It's not weighed down with too many discussions of research and theory.Instead, the author presents her ideas through her own experiences and the experiences of other teachers.This makes it very easy to follow her recommendations as they have been tested and tried in a classroom setting rather than in an academic journal.
5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Overview
This book not only makes the very strong case for a shift from teacher-centered to learner-centered instruction, it provides a road map for how to achieve that shift in both the classroom and the entire academic institution.It is an excellent book for both faculty and administrators in higher education.

5-0 out of 5 stars A very useful and well-researched approach
Expertly written by Maryellen Weimer (Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning, Berks-Lehigh Valley College, Pennsylvania State University), Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes To Practice is an invaluable resource for college and university educators concerning the learner-centered teaching approach that takes into account what, how, where, and what conditions under which students are learning. Individual chapters convincingly address implementation and fine-tuning adjustments to adopting the learner-centered teaching style, and the appendices include a syllabus, sample learning log, and more. A very useful and well-researched approach, Learner-Centered Teaching is an important and strongly recommended addition to Educational Reference collections and Classroom Instruction reading lists. ... Read more

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19. The Guardian of Education: a Periodical Work
by Thoemmes Continuum
Hardcover (01 December, 2002)
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20. We Can't Teach What We Don't Know: White Teachers, Multiracial Schools (Multicultural Education Series (New York, N.Y.).)
by Teachers College Press
Paperback (January, 1999)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Also Useful for Teachers of Color
This book was a nice surprise as a pre-service teacher in education classes where the realities of white supremacy is not discussed, the first hand experiences of teachers of color are silenced, black/Latino or "at-risk multicultural" students are demonized, poor white kids are invisible and the issues of other groups are addressed superficially through "practical strategies"mandated by here today/ gone tomorrow popular scholars. This book gave me as an African American educator a space to see how whiteness functions in everyone's lives in the public school system. Each page helped me understand better why white people sometimes act in certain ways.
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2-0 out of 5 stars A little long-winded but contains nuggets of usefulness
We read this book for a graduate class on teaching other cultures. While I was disappointed at the lack of practical applications of the book, it did help to open my eyes to the idea of White Dominance. There are factors of a white-dominated culture that are invisible to us whites, and Howard does a good job of bringing those to light.
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