Diversity matters : understanding diversity in schools (Book, 2008) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Diversity matters : understanding diversity in schools

Diversity matters : understanding diversity in schools

Author: Lynn Kell Spradlin; Richard D Parsons
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Thomson Wadsworth, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Student edView all editions and formats
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An intellectual and emotional exploration of cultural diversity that covers current research and personal narratives from members of diverse groups, this text helps you understand marginalization and its effect on academic achievement while utilizing practical application strategies that will ensure that all students are active contributors to their own learning.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Kell Spradlin; Richard D Parsons
ISBN: 0495189529 9780495189527
OCLC Number: 122701033
Description: xxviii, 304 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Social Context of U.S. Schooling : Minority Experience. Understanding what it means to have a marginalized status in the United States : defining marginalization --
Often-clashing expectations : minority family attitudes, academic expectations, and treatment in schools --
School climate : effects on minority student achievement and socio-emotional adjustment --
The classroom teacher : a powerful influence --
Minority Voices : Windows for Gaining Cultural Insight. Learning from Native American stories --
Learning from Asian American stories --
Learning from Latino/a stories --
Learning from African American stories --
Learning from working-class stories --
Learning from women's stories --
Learning from gay and lesbian individuals' stories --
Learning from the stories of people with disabilities --
Promoting Change and Achievement. Understanding the achievement gap between minority and dominant-culture students : stratification effects --
Transforming knowledge : a primary form of teacher advocacy --
Moving from me to we : advocacy for educators.
Responsibility: Lynn Kell Spradlin, Richard D. Parsons.

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