Ability Profiling and School Failure: One Child's Struggle to Be Seen As Competent / Edition 1

Ability Profiling and School Failure: One Child's Struggle to Be Seen As Competent / Edition 1

by Kathleen M. Collins, Kathleen M Collins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805841563

ISBN-13: 9780805841565

Pub. Date: 06/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Collins (U. of San Diego) reports on an 18-month study she conducted with one young African American fifth grader defined as "at-risk" by his teacher. She examines his interaction with teachers and others in school and in other settings where she finds him to be deemed "at-promise." She argues that contextual settings, including participants' interactions with one

Overview

Collins (U. of San Diego) reports on an 18-month study she conducted with one young African American fifth grader defined as "at-risk" by his teacher. She examines his interaction with teachers and others in school and in other settings where she finds him to be deemed "at-promise." She argues that contextual settings, including participants' interactions with one another, shaped the boy's ability to be seen as a competent or as a disabled learner. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805841565
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Introduction: A Sociocultural Perspective on [Dis]ability. The Boy Who Had Something to Say. "He's What I Would Call 'Out There.'" "He Was Immediate. He Was Like Immediate." "Where's the Evidence?" "Jay Just Amazes Me During This, He Really Does." "It Will Be Very, Very Difficult For Him to Learn How to Function in the Class." "It's Like a Burst, a Burst of Fire." "You Got to Hear This!" "So Who Wrote it?" "Jay, We Gotta Find You a Group." "I'm the Boy Who Likes Bugs." "Do You Think I'm Proper?""This Ain't Easy!" "Church Is Not a Game." "I Think That's Why We Became Very Good Friends." Ability Profiling and School Failure: Learning From Jay's Story. Epilogue. Appendix: Approaches to Inquiry, Analysis, and Representation.

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