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Marriage at the Crossroads

Marriage at the Crossroads Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marsha Garrison,Elizabeth S. Scott
Editor: Cambridge University Press
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The institution of marriage is at a crossroads. Across most of the industrialized world, unmarried cohabitation and nonmarital births have skyrocketed while marriage rates are at record lows. These trends mask a new, idealized vision of marriage as a marker of success as well as a growing class divide in childbearing behavior: the children of better educated, wealthier individuals continue to be born into relatively stable marital unions while the children of less educated, poorer individuals are increasingly born and raised in more fragile, nonmarital households. The interdisciplinary approach offered by this edited volume provides tools to inform the debate and to assist policy makers in resolving questions about marriage at a critical juncture. Drawing on the expertise of social scientists and legal scholars, the book will be a key text for anyone who seeks to understand marriage as a social institution and to evaluate proposals for marriage reform.

The Education System in the United States of America

The Education System in the United States of America Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alexander von Hohenberg
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Essay from the year 2010 in the subject English - Applied Geography, grade: 1,0, University of Applied Management, language: English, abstract: Many international students, who visit America for the first time and attend a school there, wonder about the prior education of their classmates. As there are many variations of the school system from state to state, the education system seems to be a bit confusing. Additionally, the structures and procedures at American universities differ from other systems, such as the German one. This essay will give you a brief overview of the U.S. education system, including important Acts as the “No Child Left Behind” Act and funding as well as admission to Universities.

Roma Education in Europe

Roma Education in Europe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maja Miskovic
Editor: Routledge
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For the last three decades, the international response to the adverse conditions of Roma has been intensive, producing a plethora of educational policies, reforms, and strategies that have been developed and implemented. This edited volume gathers together prominent international scholars, advocates and activists, with the purpose of offering a comprehensive and integrated understanding of how historical, political, and cultural forces shape educational experiences and social policy for the Roma population in Europe. The book uses theoretical and empirical lenses to understand the formal and informal education of Roma. Through the contextualised theorisation of Roma education it illustrates, illuminates and discusses issues of wider concern. Interdisciplinary conceptual frameworks bind the chapters together and offer an in-depth examination of the questions and issues relevant to the field of education, structuring the book around three central themes: -schooling and social policy; the promises and pitfalls of multiculturalism, integration and inclusion and the deconstruction of educational policies and law -education inside and outside schools; empirical accounts of life in school and the achievements and missed opportunities of the Decade of Roma Inclusion -participation, activism and advocacy; investigating the responsibilities of Roma and non-Roma intellectuals, educators, activists and advocates. Roma Education in Europe grapples with uneven economic and political developments, and as a result, with the possibilities and shortcomings of integration, social justice, and the role of supranational agencies in changing the course of schooling and education. The book will be key reading for those researching or studying Romani studies, education, sociology, and cultural, ethnicity and immigration studies.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Native American History

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Native American History Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Walter Fleming
Editor: Penguin
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This book is a comprehensive overview of the history and culture of the peoples who are now known as the First Americans. Author Walter C. Fleming covers the many different tribes that stretched from the Atlantic to the Pacific, including compelling biographies of their greatest leaders. He examines the beliefs, customs, legends and the myriad contributions Native Americans have given to modern society, and details the often tragic history of their conquest by European invaders, their treatment-both historical and recent-under the U.S. government, and the harsh reality of life on today's reservations.

The Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs, Fifth Edition

The Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs, Fifth Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shelley B. Wepner,Dorothy S. Strickland,Diana J. Quatroche
Editor: Teachers College Press
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The Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs, Fifth Edition by Shelley B. Wepner,Dorothy S. Strickland,Diana J. Quatroche Summary

Now in its fifth edition, this popular textbook is still the most comprehensive resource available on the oversight of literacy programs (pre-K–12). Focusing on what literacy leaders need to know and do to meet today’s mandates, experts in the field offer new insights that reflect the nation’s changing policies related to the new Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. It also addresses forthcoming assessments aligned to the common core standards, and new mandates for evaluating teachers and principals. Literacy luminaries provide specific guidelines for all levels of instruction, including selecting and using materials and new technologies, promoting writing, assessing students, evaluating teachers, providing professional development, working with linguistically diverse and struggling learners, working with parents and the community, and evaluating school-wide literacy programs. Book Features: Chapters written by experts who have years of experience working in schools. Real-life examples demonstrate how theories have been applied. Reflective questions and project assignments in each chapter allow readers to relate ideas to their own situations. Connections across chapters and directions for future considerations help summarize and synthesize information. Contributors: Moises Aguirre, Kathryn H. Au, Rita M. Bean, M. Susan Burns, Jill Castek, Patricia A. Edwards, Douglas Fisher, Elena Forzani, Nancy Frey, Jennifer L. Goeke, James V. Hoffman, Barbara Kapinus, Clint Kennedy, Julie K. Kidd, Diane Lapp, Donald J. Leu, Maryann Mraz, Jeanne R. Paratore, Taffy E. Raphael, Kristen D. Ritchey, Adrian Rodgers, Emily M. Rodgers, Misty Sailors, Elizabeth V. Strode, Jacquelyn S. Sweeney, Jo Anne L. Vacca, Richard T. Vacca, Jaime Madison Vasquez, Jean Payne Vintinner, MaryEllen Vogt “Only the most valuable of academic texts gets to a fifth edition. . . . If I were to do a column ‘What’s Hot in Literacy/Reading Texts,’ this volume would undoubtedly be at the top of the list.” —From the Foreword by Jack Cassidy, past president, International Reading Association “This fifth edition is a timely and most welcome addition to my professional library. This book is a ‘must’ in a time when it is essential for literacy leaders to keep up with the fast pace of what is happening in the field of reading. Wepner, Strickland, and Quatroche are exceptional educators and researchers who bring together some of the leading literacy experts to address issues that are so critical in this age of common core state standards. This is a ‘must-have’ book for anyone involved in overseeing literacy programs at school, district, and state levels.” —Linda Gambrell, Distinguished Professor of Education, Clemson University and co-editor of Reading Research Quarterly Shelley B. Wepner is a dean and professor in the School of Education of Manhattanville College. Dorothy S. Strickland is the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Professor of Education, emerita, at Rutgers University. Diana J. Quatroche is a professor and chair of the Department of Elementary, Early, and Special Education in the Bayh College of Education at Indiana State University.

Too Many Children Left Behind

Too Many Children Left Behind Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bruce Bradbury,Miles Corak,Jane Waldfogel,Elizabeth Washbrook
Editor: Russell Sage Foundation
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Too Many Children Left Behind by Bruce Bradbury,Miles Corak,Jane Waldfogel,Elizabeth Washbrook Summary

The belief that with hard work and determination, all children have the opportunity to succeed in life is a cherished part of the American Dream. Yet, increased inequality in America has made that dream more difficult for many to obtain. In Too Many Children Left Behind, an international team of social scientists assesses how social mobility varies in the United States compared with Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Bruce Bradbury, Miles Corak, Jane Waldfogel, and Elizabeth Washbrook show that the academic achievement gap between disadvantaged American children and their more advantaged peers is far greater than in other wealthy countries, with serious consequences for their future life outcomes. With education the key to expanding opportunities for those born into low socioeconomic status families, Too Many Children Left Behind helps us better understand educational disparities and how to reduce them. Analyzing data on 8,000 school children in the United States, the authors demonstrate that disadvantages that begin early in life have long lasting effects on academic performance. The social inequalities that children experience before they start school contribute to a large gap in test scores between low- and high-SES students later in life. Many children from low-SES backgrounds lack critical resources, including books, high-quality child care, and other goods and services that foster the stimulating environment necessary for cognitive development. The authors find that not only is a child’s academic success deeply tied to his or her family background, but that this class-based achievement gap does not narrow as the child proceeds through school. The authors compare test score gaps from the United States with those from three other countries and find smaller achievement gaps and greater social mobility in all three, particularly in Canada. The wider availability of public resources for disadvantaged children in those countries facilitates the early child development that is fundamental for academic success. All three countries provide stronger social services than the United States, including universal health insurance, universal preschool, paid parental leave, and other supports. The authors conclude that the United States could narrow its achievement gap by adopting public policies that expand support for children in the form of tax credits, parenting programs, and pre-K. With economic inequalities limiting the futures of millions of children, Too Many Children Left Behind is a timely study that uses global evidence to show how the United States can do more to level the playing field.

Sport in the Modern World — Chances and Problems

Sport in the Modern World — Chances and Problems Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ommo Grupe,Dietrich Kurz,Johannes M. Teipel
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
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Sport in the Modern World — Chances and Problems by Ommo Grupe,Dietrich Kurz,Johannes M. Teipel Summary

Should scientific congresses take place in connection with Olympic Games, and should science be represented not only in the form of applied science engaged in the care of athletes, but also as an informing, reflecting and critical authority? The Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXth Olympiad answered this question in the affirmative, and the results have justified this decision. The invitation sent out by the Organizing Committee was accepted by numerous eminent scholars and many participants from all over the world; it was their merit that the general topic of the congress could be discussed in manifold ways under various aspects and without prejudice. For this reason, they deserve our gratitude and appreciation. By now, the congress report has been completed. It is part of the total scientific concept which includes the preparatory publication, "The Scientific View of Sport Perspectives, Aspects, Issues", the congress itself and the present report; and, in close connection therewith, the exhibitions, "100 Years of German Excavation Work in Olympia", "Sport and Medicine" and the literary exhibition. It is to be hoped that this report will prove an important source of information and a stimulus for discussion among participants and scholars, students, teachers and coaches; and that it will safeguard the fruitful continuation of the work initiated by the Munich congress. Thanks are due to those who took pains in preparing this document. It will be an essential element within the framework of all that will remain of the Olympic Games of 1972.

Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count

Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard E. Nisbett
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
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Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count by Richard E. Nisbett Summary

“[Nisbett] weighs in forcefully and articulately . . . [using] a thoroughly appealing style to engage . . . throughout.”—Publishers Weekly Who are smarter, Asians or Westerners? Are there genetic explanations for group differences in test scores? From the damning research of The Bell Curve to the more recent controversy surrounding geneticist James Watson’s statements, one factor has been consistently left out of the equation: culture. In the tradition of Stephen Jay Gould’s The Mismeasure of Man, world-class social psychologist Richard E. Nisbett takes on the idea of intelligence as biologically determined and impervious to culture with vast implications for the role of education as it relates to social and economic development. Intelligence and How to Get It asserts that intellect is not primarily genetic but is principally determined by societal influences.

Children, Social Class, and Education

Children, Social Class, and Education Pdf/ePub eBook Author: K. Brison
Editor: Springer
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Class-based self-perception is a rising issue worldwide. Through observation in kindergartens in Fiji, Brison examines how schools instil these ideas in Suva children. Teachers have different goals depending on the social background of the families while students create friendships through shared experience of toys, gender roles, and mass media.

Whistling in the Face of Robbers

Whistling in the Face of Robbers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dahn A. Batchelor
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Dahn A. Batchelor could have been born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but instead he was born into poverty, living the first year of his existence in a two room shack with no running water or electricity. In this first volume of his memoirs, author Dahn A. Batchelor shares the details of his lifefrom his birth in Toronto in 1933 to his eleventh year in 1944. This book is the first of six volumes of his memoirs. In this volume, he narrates the story of his childhood, which aside from being one of extreme poverty; he suffered from loneliness and several failures in school. But more than that, he has written about the events in history that encompassed his life along with the lives of his contemporaries. He describes what it was really like to live through the years of the Great Depression, the Spanish Civil War, and the Second World War. As Batchelor recalls his life from 1933 through to June 1944, you will get the feeling that you were there with him. Unbeknown to him during his childhood years, he would later play a role in society that had a profound effect on the lives of millions of people around the world.

Children With School Problems: A Physician's Manual

Children With School Problems: A Physician's Manual Pdf/ePub eBook Author: The Canadian Paediatric Society,Debra Andrews,William J. Mahoney
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
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Children With School Problems: A Physician's Manual by The Canadian Paediatric Society,Debra Andrews,William J. Mahoney Summary

The physician's guide to diagnosing and treating learning disabilities in children 1 in 10 Canadians have a learning disability, and doctors must be able to identify, diagnose, treat, and manage children who are struggling in school. The first book specifically tailored for the needs of physicians working with kids with learning disabilities, Children With School Problems: A Physician's Manual covers such important areas as child development, diagnosing learning disabilities (including data gathering, screening and assessment, and physical examinations), management (medication, behavioral management, and educational interventions), and prevention (including literacy promotion). Written by trusted experts from the Canadian Paediatric Society, Children With School Problems is filled with practical tools and resources that physicians—including paediatricians, family physicians, and paediatric learners—can use to diagnose and treat children with learning disabilities. The only book on learning disabilities in children specifically designed for physicians Written by trusted experts from the Canadian Paediatric Society Covers important issues including literacy promotion, screening for disabilities, medication options, and much more Gives physicians the tools they need to help children with learning disabilities Physicians want to know more about learning disabilities, and parents want their pediatricians and family physicians to provide more help when their kids struggle in school. Children with School Problems provides that information, making it an invaluable resource for any doctor working with kids.

Early and School-Age Care in Santa Monica

Early and School-Age Care in Santa Monica Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ashley Pierson,Lynn A. Karoly,Gail L. Zellman,Megan K. Beckett
Editor: Rand Corporation
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Early and School-Age Care in Santa Monica by Ashley Pierson,Lynn A. Karoly,Gail L. Zellman,Megan K. Beckett Summary

In July 2012, the City of Santa Monica Human Services Division and the Santa Monica–Malibu Unified School District contracted with the RAND Corporation to conduct an assessment of child care programs in Santa Monica. The project sought to assess how well Santa Monica’s early and school-age care programs meet the needs of families. Recommendations for improvement focused on advancing access, quality, service delivery, and financial sustainability.

Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes: Norway 2008

Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes: Norway 2008 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: OECD
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Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes: Norway 2008 by OECD Summary

A survey of the main barriers to employment for young people in Norway, along with an assessment of existing measures to improve the transition from school to work, and a set of policy recommendations for further action by the public authorities and social partners.

Bridging The Gap Between The Home, Church, School & Community

Bridging The Gap Between The Home, Church, School & Community Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mildred Wells-Dunn
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You may add to any page or paragraph words, phrases, or sentences that will help you best understand what has been written. Although we might not ever meet, help me with my dream. Help me in “Bridging the Gap Between the Home, School, Church, and Community with Emphasis on Putting Parents Back to Being Parents.” A young lawyer on Beale Street once looked at me and said, “You are sincere about what you are saying and doing. I will not charge you anything.” Boy, was I glad! I had him to look at the script because I had just about gone broke on “Bridging the Gap Between the Home, School, Church, and Community.” There have been others who said to me, “What are you trying to do?” And my reply would be, “I know—it’s just hard for me to make you understand.” Readers, I hope you will understand what I am trying to say and do. Let me make it plain. I am trying to help somebody, hoping I will also receive equally what my readers receive. I am thankful for my family tree, but aren’t we all? I would love for every American family and family of this world to add “Bridging the Gap Between the Home, School, Church, and Community” to their library. I would love to hear from some of the readers to see what they think about it. It has taken a while to complete this work. I feel like there will be more books on this same work. Each of us in our own way can bridge the gap. We do not have to look for any help. Just think of things we can do to help someone.

The Political Economy of Schooling in Cambodia

The Political Economy of Schooling in Cambodia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yuto Kitamura,D. Brent Edwards Jr.,James H. Williams,Chhinh Sitha
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The Political Economy of Schooling in Cambodia by Yuto Kitamura,D. Brent Edwards Jr.,James H. Williams,Chhinh Sitha Summary

In the most in-depth look at education in Cambodia to date, scholars long engaged in research on Cambodia provide historical context and unpack key issues of high relevance to Cambodia and other developing countries as they expand and modernize their education systems and grapple with challenges to providing a quality and equitable education.

Handbook of the Economics of Education

Handbook of the Economics of Education Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric A Hanushek,F. Welch
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080465676
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Handbook of the Economics of Education by Eric A Hanushek,F. Welch Summary

The Handbooks in Economics series continues to provide the various branches of economics with handbooks which are definitive reference sources, suitable for use by professional researchers, advanced graduate students, or by those seeking a teaching supplement. With contributions from leading researchers, each Handbook presents an accurate, self-contained survey of the current state of the topic under examination. These surveys summarize the most recent discussions in journals, and elucidate new developments. Although original material is also included, the main aim of this series is the provision of comprehensive and accessible surveys *Every volume contains contributions from leading researchers *Each Handbook presents an accurate, self-contained survey of a particular topic *The series provides comprehensive and accessible surveys

Through the Eyes of a Believer: Education Today

Through the Eyes of a Believer: Education Today Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Calvert
Editor: AuthorHouse
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Through the Eyes of a Believer: Education Today by John Calvert Summary

This book not only tells about the hardships and tributes of the life of John Calvert but also gives an in-depth view of the educational system today from the eyes of a man who has been involved with it almost fifty years. It includes concerns and complaints from many people in several states in the country, who have seen issues in the system as well and voice their views and hope to be heard. It takes every position in the school—from student, parent, all the way to principal, teacher, and superintendent—and holds them accountable for what is happening in the schools today, giving them a new perspective of what the public really thinks and lets them know what is being said about them. One of the most important things that this book does is give a brilliant example of how schools should be run by providing the plans and activities that have actually worked for years! This includes copies of letters given to students and parents, the discipline policies that work, and the in-school suspension handbook that John and others have lived by to make their schools successful.

Growing Up in Poverty

Growing Up in Poverty Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M. Bourdillon,J. Boyden
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Growing Up in Poverty by M. Bourdillon,J. Boyden Summary

This book presents the latest evidence from Young Lives, a unique international study of children and poverty. It shows how the persistence of inequality amid general economic growth is leaving some extremely poor children behind, despite the promises of the Millennium Development Goals.

How to Save Billions and Billions of Tax Dollars and Thousands and Thousands of Innocent Children, Women and Men's Lives

How to Save Billions and Billions of Tax Dollars and Thousands and Thousands of Innocent Children, Women and Men's Lives Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward Varnum
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How to Save Billions and Billions of Tax Dollars and Thousands and Thousands of Innocent Children, Women and Men's Lives by Edward Varnum Summary

Now don't you think that we need to elect politicians who will vote for what is best for our American society as a whole and not for their own political agendas?

Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience

Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eileen Cronin
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
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Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience by Eileen Cronin Summary

“Extraordinarily courageous; [Cronin] chronicles her journey to fit in and thrive with bravery and wit.”—O, The Oprah Magazine At the age of three, Eileen Cronin first realized that only she did not have legs. Her boisterous Catholic family accepted her situation as “God’s will,” treating her no differently than her ten siblings, as she “squiddled” through their 1960s Cincinnati home. But starting school, even wearing prosthetics, Cronin had to brave bullying and embarrassing questions. Thanks to her older brother’s coaching, she handled a classmate’s playground taunts with a smack from her lunchbox. As a teen, thrilled when boys asked her out, she was confused about what sexuality meant for her. She felt most comfortable and happiest relaxing and skinny dipping with her girlfriends, imagining herself “an elusive mermaid.” The cause of her disability remained taboo, however, even as she looked toward the future and the possibility of her own family. In later years, as her mother battled mental illness and denied having taken the drug thalidomide—known to cause birth defects—Cronin felt apart from her family. After the death of a close brother, she turned to alcohol. Eventually, however, she found the strength to set out on her own, volunteering at hospitals and earning a PhD in clinical psychology. Reflecting with humor and grace on her youth, search for love, and quest for answers, Cronin spins a shimmering story of self-discovery and transformation.