The Least of These:: Stories of Schoolchildren / Edition 1

The Least of These:: Stories of Schoolchildren / Edition 1

by Mary van Cleave
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803962010

ISBN-13: 9780803962019

Pub. Date: 09/21/1994

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Written by an elementary principal in a poor, urban neighbourhood in the United States, The Least of These recounts a year in the life of a school and challenges the proposition that school reform can be achieved smoothly. The author describes the conditions of the children's lives and those of the people who struggle to help them. Her account is a moving narrative

Overview

Written by an elementary principal in a poor, urban neighbourhood in the United States, The Least of These recounts a year in the life of a school and challenges the proposition that school reform can be achieved smoothly. The author describes the conditions of the children's lives and those of the people who struggle to help them. Her account is a moving narrative depicting poverty, violence and neglect, and the teachers' struggle to offset these dismal conditions. The book highlights the restrictions facing the school which result from a large bureaucracy and a powerful teachers' union.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803962019
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/21/1994
Series:
At Risk Students Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The Children of September
Star
The Lost Child
Codi, Eli and Jewel
Between the Cracks
Amy
Pain That Never Goes Away
Eddie
Against All Odds
A June Farewell

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