Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Strategies for Educating Latino, Black, and Asian Students / Edition 1

Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Strategies for Educating Latino, Black, and Asian Students / Edition 1

by Susan J. Paik, E.W. Gordon, Herbert J. Walberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387446095

ISBN-13: 9780387446097

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Springer US

This book provides effective strategies that can be used to improve academic achievement and well-being of minority students. It examines, collectively, three cultural groups on themes related to diverse families, immigration issues, and teaching and learning. The book conceptualizes opportunities and challenges in working with minority children in the context of

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Overview

This book provides effective strategies that can be used to improve academic achievement and well-being of minority students. It examines, collectively, three cultural groups on themes related to diverse families, immigration issues, and teaching and learning. The book conceptualizes opportunities and challenges in working with minority children in the context of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. It is a must-have reference for anyone who works with children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387446097
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
Issues in Children's and Families' Lives Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
210
Sales rank:
1,313,325
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.- Foreword.- Contributors.- Introduction and Overview.- Fostering Latino Parent Involvement in the Schools: Practices and Partnerships.- Parenting, Social Emotional Development, and School Achievement of African-American Youngsters.- Asian Pacific American Cultural Capital: Understanding Diverse Parents and Students.- The Mobility/Social Capital Dynamic: Understanding Mexican American Families and Students.- Educational Attainment of Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Young Blacks.- Divergent Origins and Destinies: Children of Asian Immigrants.- Educational Issues and Effective Practices for Hispanic Students.- Improving the Schooling Experiences of African American Students: What School Leaders and Teachers Can Do.- The Truth and Myth of the Model Minority: The Case of Hmong Americans.- Conclusion and Recommendations.

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