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The Students Are Watching

Autor: Nancy Faust Sizer
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807095710
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In this groundbreaking book, Theodore and Nancy Sizer insist that students learn not just from their classes but from their school's routines and rituals, especially about matters of character. They convince us once again of what we may have forgotten: that we need to create schools that constantly demonstrate a belief in their students.

Keeping The Immigrant Bargain

Autor: Vivian Louie
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
ISBN: 1610447794
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Most nineteenth and early-twentieth-century European immigrants arrived in the United States with barely more than the clothes on their backs. They performed menial jobs, spoke little English, and often faced a hostile reception. But two or more generations later, the overwhelming majority of their descendants had successfully integrated into American society. Today's immigrants face many of the same challenges, but some experts worry that their integration, especially among Latinos, will not be as successful as their European counterparts. Keeping the Immigrant Bargain examines the journey of Dominican and Colombian newcomers whose children have achieved academic success one generation after the arrival of their parents. Sociologist Vivian Louie provides a much-needed comparison of how both parents and children understand the immigrant journey toward education, mobility, and assimilation. Based on Louie's own survey and interview study, Keeping the Immigrant Bargain examines the lives of thirty-seven foreign-born Dominican and Colombian parents and their seventy-six young adult offspring—the majority of whom were enrolled in or had graduated from college. The book shows how they are adapting to American schools, jobs, neighborhoods, and culture. Louie discovers that before coming to the United States, some of these parents had already achieved higher levels of education than the average foreign-born Dominican or Colombian, and after arrival many owned their own homes. Significantly, most parents in each group expressed optimism about their potential to succeed in the United States, while also expressing pessimism about whether they would ever be accepted as Americans. In contrast to the social exclusion experienced by their parents, most of the young adults had assimilated linguistically and believed themselves to be full participants in American society. Keeping the Immigrant Bargain shows that the offspring of these largely working-class immigrants had several factors in common that aided their mobility. Their parents were highly engaged in their lives and educational progress, although not always in ways expected by schools or their children, and the children possessed a strong degree of self-motivation. Equally important was the availability of key institutional networks of support, including teachers, peers, afterschool and other enrichment programs, and informal mentors outside of the classroom. These institutional networks gave the children the guidance they needed to succeed in school, offering information the parents often did not know themselves. While not all immigrants achieve such rapid success, this engrossing study shows how powerful the combination of self-motivation, engaged families, and strong institutional support can be. Keeping the Immigrant Bargain makes the case that institutional relationships—such as teachers and principals who are trained to accommodate cultural difference and community organizations that help parents and children learn how to navigate the system—can bear significantly on immigrant educational success.

The New American High School

Autor: Ted Sizer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111858497X
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The late Theodore Sizer's vision for a truly democratic publichigh school system Our current high schools are ill-designed and inefficient. Wehave inherited a program of studies that in its overall structurehas not changed in over a century. The question is What'snext? Theodore Sizer, the founder of The Coalition of EssentialSchools, was a passionate advocate for the American school system.In this, his last book, he offers a vision of what a futuresecondary education might look like. In a book that tells the storyof his own odyssey, Sizer gives shape to a much-needed agenda forimproving our high schools. Includes a vision for the future of our High Schools from oneof America's greatest leaders of educational reform Written by Theodore Sizer founder of The Coalition of EssentialSchools and author of landmark book Horace's Compromise This final book from the late Theodore Sizer reveals the man andhis vision for our secondary education system.

Portrait Of A Moral Agent Teacher

Autor: Gillian R. Rosenberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317643542
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Teaching morally and teaching morality are understood as mutually dependent processes necessary for providing moral education, or the communication of messages and lessons on what is right, good and virtuous in a student’s character. This comprehensive and contextualized volume offers anecdotes and experiences on how an elementary schoolteacher envisions, enacts, and reflects on the ethical teaching and learning of her students. By employing a personally developed form of moral education that is not defined by any particular philosophical or theoretical orientation, this volume relates that classroom-based moral education can, therefore, be conceived of and promoted as moral agency. Accentuated by the teacher’s voice to offer the experience of being in the classroom, this volume enables others to transfer relevant practices to their own teaching contexts.

Autor: Anthony Sampson
Publisher: العبيكان للنشر
ISBN: 996020829X
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إنه أشبه بمشهد أوبرالي مهيب يحف به حرس من فرقة أكلة لحم البقر، مصطفا على جانبي السلالم المؤدية إلى القاعة، وحرس آخرون اعتمروا خوذاتهم في مؤخرة القاعة. ويحضر رئيس مجلس اللوردات، اللورد ماكاي صاحب كلاشفيرن Clashfern of Mackay Lord بزيه الرسمي. ويمشي مرتعشا إلى أسفل السلم يظهر نلسون مانديلا بقامته الطويلة النحيلة الكبير، ممسكا بيد رئيسة مجلس العموم بيتي بوثرويد. Boothroyd Betty. التي قالت فيما بعد؛ إنها دقائق خمس، كانت أعظم ما انطبع في ذاكرتها مدى حياتها. وهذا نبيل من حزب العمال كان يجلس أمامي، وقد أذن لدمعه أن ينسكب على خديه. وعزفت جوقة الحرس (من سلاح المشاة) موسيقى انكوسي سيكليلإأفريكاء 'iAfrika Sikelel Nkosi، وهي ترتيلة أنشدها الثوار السود في جنوب إفريقية لعشرات السنين. ويلقي رئيس مجلس اللوردات كلمة متواضعة، مستذكرا كيف شهدن هذه القاعة تطور الديمقراطية البطيء منذ الوثيقة العظمى Carta Magna سنة 1215، كيف شارك أبناء ورعايا بريطانيون وجنوب إفريقيون الحق الديمقراطي بالإدلاء بأصواتهم في الانتخابات على حد سواء، صوت واحد لكل منهم. ثم يقدم بحرارة الثائر السابق، الذي يبدو الآن كأنه سيد إنكليزي كريم من الطراز القديم. ويتحدث مانديلا بتؤدة، وبنبرته المؤدبة المعتادة. ورغم أن معظم الحضور لا يستطيعون سماعه بسبب تردد الصدى، فقد كان خطابا قاسيا لا يعجب الليدي تاتشر Thatcher Lady، كما تصرح فيما بعد. فهو ينظر إلى مئتي سنة خلت؛ إلى الوقت الذي استعمرت فيه بريطانيا أولا جنوب إفريقية واستولت على أرض أجداده. وذكر المستمعين كيف تقدم حزب مؤتمر جنوب إفريقية منذ ثمانين سنة بعريضة إلى مجلس العموم البريطاني، يحتج فيها على فرقة اكلة لحم البقر BccfeaIcrs، فرقة من فرق الحرم الملكي البريطاني .

Keeping Gender On The Chalkboard

Autor: Nancy Hoffman
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 9781558612525
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Groundbreaking volume provides positive strategies for eliminating gender bias in middle school and high school classrooms.

Fires In The Bathroom

Autor: Kathleen Cushman
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595585702
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Since its initial publication in hardcover in 2003, Fires in the Bathroom has been through multiple printings and received the attention of teachers across the country. Now in paperback, Kathleen Cushman’s groundbreaking book offers original insights into teaching teenagers in today’s hard-pressed urban high schools from the point of view of the students themselves. It speaks to both new and established teachers, giving them firsthand information about who their students are and what they need to succeed. Students from across the country contributed perceptive and pragmatic answers to questions of how teachers can transcend the barriers of adolescent identity and culture to reach the diverse student body in today’s urban schools. With the fresh and often surprising perspectives of youth, they tackle tough issues such as increasing engagement and motivation, teaching difficult academic material, reaching English-language learners, and creating a classroom culture where respect and success go hand in hand.

Society Explained

Autor: Nathan Rousseau
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442207124
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Society Explained introduces students to key concepts in sociology through engaging narrative examples. After an overview of the history of sociology, the book covers subjects ranging from the individual in society to marriage and family. This concise book is an ideal introduction to the sociological imagination.

Autor: جان جاك روسو
Publisher: ktab INC.
ISBN: 9777193424
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يقول الكاتب: ضع محلَّ هذهِ النقطِ النعتَ الذي تُريدهُ، فأنا قدْ حلفتُ أنْ لا أكتبَ مقدمةً لكتابٍ من كتبي، وأبيتُ أنْ أستجدي المقدماتِ ولو من أفلاطون، وامتنعتُ عنْ أن أقُدِّمَ شاعرًا أو كاتبًا إلى القارئ، وسواء عندي أكان قد خملَ ذكرُهُ أم طارَ صيته حتى اختفى خلف الغيوم. ، إنها كلمة أريد أن )أعترف) لك بها ، فأطلعك في هذا الديوان على نزعاتي كلها ، بل على دخيلة نفسي حتى على (الأسرار) المكتومة منها. ، عود فأقول لك هذه كلمة لا مقدِّمة وبعدُ، فاعلم يا عزيزي — رعاكَ للهُ وحفظني وحفظكَ — أن ديواني هذا ليس سلَّةَ مشمش (لِأوجِّهَها) لك، فلا أنا بائعٌ ولا أنت شارٍ، لا يا أخي، إنً هذا الديوان رسالة … عفوًا! هو فكرةٌ عشتُ بها زمنًا رغدًا، وما زلت أحِنُّ إليها، وأنا على هواها. حالي معها كحالِ الرجلِ معَ صاحبتهِ، قد تتنكَّر له، وقد يجفوها، ولكنَّهما في الحالينِ، حال الرضا والغضب، واليسر والعسر، حبيبانِ، ودودانِ، متيَّمان، مولَّهان، ولولا ذلك لم يتشاكسا، أؤكِّد لك أني) لم أحرد) يومًا كاملًا، أي لم تغربِ الشمسُ على غضبي؛ ولهذا ها أنا أضع بين يديك الكريمتين قصائدي، كما قلتها في وقتها، لم أحكك ولم

Crossing The Stage

Autor: Nancy Faust Sizer
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325004129
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Recent headlines attest to the apathy, absenteeism, and lost opportunity that are widespread among high school seniors. Senior year is harder than most of us remember, yet the author sees this period as an opportunity.