Making School Count: Promoting Urban Student Motivation and Success

Making School Count: Promoting Urban Student Motivation and Success

by Andrea Debruin-Parecki, Karen Manheim Teel
     
 

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Making School Count reports on four years of classroom research in which alternative teaching strategies, designed to motivate under-achieving inner-city, African-American middle school students were used and evaluated.
The book offers insights into the discrepancy between students' academic dreams (their high performance aspirations) and the realities of

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Making School Count reports on four years of classroom research in which alternative teaching strategies, designed to motivate under-achieving inner-city, African-American middle school students were used and evaluated.
The book offers insights into the discrepancy between students' academic dreams (their high performance aspirations) and the realities of their classroom performance.
Issues include:
*the authors' convictions that the disproportionate under-achievement of African-American students is the result of inappropriate teaching strategies
*the prevalent use of a Eurocentric curriculum
*results of the authors' research
*a guide for teachers wishing to carry out their own research
*a study of the collaboration between a university and a schools in an attempt to bring about change from the ground up.

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Teel (a 7th- and 8th-grade teacher) and DeBruin-Parecki (educational psychology, U. of Northern Iowa) here present the results of a four- year study (performed in Teel's classroom) of alternative teaching strategies designed for American middle schools to motivate African American students. The book is written as a narrative case study of their experiment, concluding with the authors' call for the adoption of culturally appropriate teaching strategies in American public schools. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134581313
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/06/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
2 MB

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