Altered Destinies: Making Life Better for Schoolchildren in Need / Edition 1

Altered Destinies: Making Life Better for Schoolchildren in Need / Edition 1

by Gene I. Maeroff, Maeroff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312220804

ISBN-13: 9780312220808

Pub. Date: 04/15/1999

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

In Altered Destinies, Gene Maeroff poses important questions about what is needed to equalize the tremendous imbalance between the education received by middle to upper class children and the education received by lower class children. He argues that, in addition to greater financial investment in their schools, lower class children must possess a strong

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In Altered Destinies, Gene Maeroff poses important questions about what is needed to equalize the tremendous imbalance between the education received by middle to upper class children and the education received by lower class children. He argues that, in addition to greater financial investment in their schools, lower class children must possess a strong support system--what he refers to as "social capital"--which emphasizes four areas: a sense of connectedness, a sense of well-being, a sense of academic initiative, and a sense of knowing. Maeroff builds a compelling case for how and why the concept of social capital will make a difference in the effort to improve opportunities for disadvantaged schoolchildren.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312220808
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/15/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Social Capital for the Needy
• A Sense of Connectedness
• Linking Students to Schools
• Linking Communities to Schools
• Linking Activism to Schools
• Linking the Home to the School
• A Sense of Well-Being
• The School as Community Center
• An Array of Health Services
• The Emotional and Psychological Climate
• Developing Human Potential
• A Sense of Academic Initiative
• A Foundation for Achievement
• The Promise of a Better Future
• Great Expectations
• Engaging Students
• A Sense of Knowing
• Providing a Knowledge Base
• Enriching the Schoolday
• Attaining Social Competence
• Enlisting the Home
• Conclusion: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

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