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Take Charge!: Advocating For Your Child's Education / Edition 1

Take Charge!: Advocating For Your Child's Education / Edition 1

by Jo Ann C. Shaheen, Carolyn C. Spence


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ISBN-13: 9780766842656
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/08/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authorsx
Part IThe Power of Parents and America's Ideals To Lead a School
Chapter 1"The Final End is the First Principle"3
Chapter 2Theodore Fair Bear: Champion of America's Deepest Promises19
Part IIThe Four Health Essentials For Learner-Centered Education
Chapter 3Childhood: Innocence, Curiosity, and Energy35
Chapter 4Sustenance: Committing to the Physical Health and Development of Each Child54
Chapter 5Protection: Guarding the Physical and Psychological Safety of Each Child71
Chapter 6Relationships: Building Significant and Trusting Relationships92
Part IIIThe Moral Essential of a Quality School
Chapter 7Justice: The Soul of Theodore Fair Bear115
Part IVThe Four Achievement Essentials for Learner-Centered Education
Chapter 8Challenge: Maximizing Learning Potential135
Chapter 9Excitement: Enjoying Learning173
Chapter 10Problem-Solving: Developing Critical Skills and Attitudes191
Chapter 11The Arts and Nature: A Pathway to the Soul209
Part VHow to be an Effective Advocate for Your Child
Chapter 12Advice for Working Productively with Teachers and Administrators233
Chapter 13Understanding High-Stakes Testing and Other Assessments240
Chapter 14Framework to Support a Quality School for All Children255
Chapter 15Identifying Distinguishing Characteristics of Schooling Options262
AppendixResources for Families and Parent Organizations279

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