Closing the Poverty and Culture Gap: Strategies to Reach Every Student

Closing the Poverty and Culture Gap: Strategies to Reach Every Student

by Donna E. Walker Tileston
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412955319

ISBN-13: 9781412955317

Pub. Date: 03/31/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Use instructional practices that lead students of poverty and diverse cultures to success!

Donna Walker Tileston and Sandra K. Darling provide instructional strategies to help teachers improve learning in students of diverse cultures and poverty. This research-based book presents a six-part framework that builds on students’ assets and strengths. The

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Overview

Use instructional practices that lead students of poverty and diverse cultures to success!

Donna Walker Tileston and Sandra K. Darling provide instructional strategies to help teachers improve learning in students of diverse cultures and poverty. This research-based book presents a six-part framework that builds on students’ assets and strengths. The authors discuss:

  • Why some cultures are “turned off” by typical motivational approaches and what educators can do to reach students
  • What research says about the brain’s desire to learn
  • How teachers can build on students’ prior knowledge
  • The importance of resiliency
  • Teaching procedural and declarative knowledge and preparing students for tests

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412955317
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/31/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword by Belinda Williams
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
1. Culture and Poverty
2. Motivation From Within
3. Resiliency: Why It Matters
4. Teaching Declarative Knowledge
5. Teaching Procedural Knowledge (or Process)
6. The Role of Leadership in the Poverty School
7. Closing the Achievement Gaps
References
Index

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