Radical Equations

Radical Equations Author Robert Moses
ISBN-10 9780807031698
Release 2002-06-10
Pages 256
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At a time when popular solutions to the educational plight of poor children of color are imposed from the outside-national standards, high-stakes tests, charismatic individual saviors-the acclaimed Algebra Project and its founder, Robert Moses, offer a vision of school reform based in the power of communities. Begun in 1982, the Algebra Project is transforming math education in twenty-five cities. Founded on the belief that math-science literacy is a prerequisite for full citizenship in society, the Project works with entire communities-parents, teachers, and especially students-to create a culture of literacy around algebra, a crucial stepping-stone to college math and opportunity. Telling the story of this remarkable program, Robert Moses draws on lessons from the 1960s Southern voter registration he famously helped organize: 'Everyone said sharecroppers didn't want to vote. It wasn't until we got them demanding to vote that we got attention. Today, when kids are falling wholesale through the cracks, people say they don't want to learn. We have to get the kids themselves to demand what everyone says they don't want.' We see the Algebra Project organizing community by community. Older kids serve as coaches for younger students and build a self-sustained tradition of leadership. Teachers use innovative techniques. And we see the remarkable success stories of schools like the predominately poor Hart School in Bessemer, Alabama, which outscored the city's middle-class flagship school in just three years. Radical Equations provides a model for anyone looking for a community-based solution to the problems of our disadvantaged schools. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Black Child Savers

The Black Child Savers Author Geoff K. Ward
ISBN-10 9780226873169
Release 2012-06-27
Pages 336
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During the Progressive Era, a rehabilitative agenda took hold of American juvenile justice, materializing as a citizen-and-state-building project and mirroring the unequal racial politics of American democracy itself. Alongside this liberal "manufactory of citizens,” a parallel structure was enacted: a Jim Crow juvenile justice system that endured across the nation for most of the twentieth century. In The Black Child Savers, the first study of the rise and fall of Jim Crow juvenile justice, Geoff Ward examines the origins and organization of this separate and unequal juvenile justice system. Ward explores how generations of “black child-savers” mobilized to challenge the threat to black youth and community interests and how this struggle grew aligned with a wider civil rights movement, eventually forcing the formal integration of American juvenile justice. Ward’s book reveals nearly a century of struggle to build a more democratic model of juvenile justice—an effort that succeeded in part, but ultimately failed to deliver black youth and community to liberal rehabilitative ideals. At once an inspiring story about the shifting boundaries of race, citizenship, and democracy in America and a crucial look at the nature of racial inequality, The Black Child Savers is a stirring account of the stakes and meaning of social justice.



To Write in the Light of Freedom

To Write in the Light of Freedom Author William Sturkey
ISBN-10 9781626743991
Release 2015-02-16
Pages 176
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Fifty years after Freedom Summer, To Write in the Light of Freedom offers a glimpse into the hearts of the African American youths who attended the Mississippi Freedom Schools in 1964. One of the most successful initiatives of Freedom Summer, more than forty Freedom Schools opened doors to thousands of young African American students. Here they learned civics, politics, and history, curriculum that helped them instead of the degrading lessons supporting segregation and Jim Crow and sanctioned by White Citizen’s Councils. Young people enhanced their self-esteem and gained a new outlook on the future. And at more than a dozen of these schools, students wrote, edited, printed and published their own newspapers. For more than five decades, the Mississippi Freedom Schools have served as powerful models of educational activism. Yet, little has been published that documents black Mississippi youths’ responses to this profound experience.



Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice

Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice Author Gary L. Anderson
ISBN-10 9781452265650
Release 2007-04-13
Pages 1832
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The Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice presents a comprehensive overview of the field with topics of varying dimensions, breadth, and length. This three-volume Encyclopedia is designed for readers to understand the topics, concepts, and ideas that motivate and shape the fields of activism, civil engagement, and social justice and includes biographies of the major thinkers and leaders who have influenced and continue to influence the study of activism.



Your America

Your America Author John Siceloff
ISBN-10 0230613381
Release 2008-07-08
Pages 256
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Approaching the topic of civic activism on both a national and local level, Your America reveals essential lessons from twelve stories of ordinary citizens accomplishing extraordinary changes in their communities. Like Bill Graham, mayor of tiny Scottsburg, Indiana, who took on the telecommunications giants and wired his town for free wifi; or Katie Redford, a young law student who dusted off the Alien Tort Claims Act of 1789 and ended up changing the way American corporations behave overseas. Each profile is the result of a story on Now, the popular PBS show with a viewership of over 21⁄2 million people. For fans of the show, community activists, and the blogosphere, this book provides a blueprint for working together locally to create a better global community.



This Nonviolent Stuff ll Get You Killed

This Nonviolent Stuff ll Get You Killed Author Charles E. Cobb
ISBN-10 9780465080953
Release 2014-06-03
Pages 320
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Visiting Martin Luther King, Jr. at the peak of the civil rights movement, the journalist William Worthy almost sat on a loaded pistol. “Just for self-defense,” King assured him. One of King's advisors remembered the reverend's home as “an arsenal.” Like King, many nonviolent activists embraced their constitutional right to self-protection—yet this crucial dimension of the civil rights struggle has been long ignored. In This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed, civil rights scholar Charles E. Cobb, Jr. reveals how nonviolent activists and their allies kept the civil rights movement alive by bearing—and, when necessary, using—firearms. Whether patrolling their neighborhoods, garrisoning their homes, or firing back at attackers, these men and women were crucial to the movement's success, as were the weapons they carried. Drawing on his firsthand experiences in the Southern Freedom Movement and interviews with fellow participants, Cobb offers a controversial examination of the vital role guns have played in securing American liberties.



Historical Dictionary of the Civil Rights Movement

Historical Dictionary of the Civil Rights Movement Author Christopher M. Richardson
ISBN-10 9780810880375
Release 2014-06-11
Pages 662
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The fiftieth anniversary of many major milestones in what is commonly called the African-American Civil Rights Movement was celebrated in 2013. Fifty years removed from the Birmingham campaign, the assassination of Medgar Evers, and the March on Washington and it is clear that the sacrifices borne by those generations in that decade were not in vain. Monuments, museums, and exhibitions across the world honor the men and women of the Movement and testify to their immeasurable role in redefining the United States. The second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Civil Rights Movement is a guide to the history of the African-American struggle for equal rights in the United States. The history of this period is covered in a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, significant legal cases, local struggles, forgotten heroes, and prominent women in the Movement. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Civil Rights Movement.



Reframing Transformational Leadership

Reframing Transformational Leadership Author Issa M. Saleh
ISBN-10 9789462096387
Release 2014-05-05
Pages 120
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One of the more common causes of school system failure is the absence of effective leadership. Ideally, school leaders are supposed to be the change agents and facilitators whose primary mission is to improve school culture and bring about the effective transformation that leads to a model Professional Learning Community (PLC). School leaders must focus on developing human capital by working collaboratively with teachers, students, and all who are involved within the system. Effective school leadership has been examined from a variety of perspectives, with the focus ranging from the principles of servant leadership to moral imperatives and distributed perspectives. The debate on what constitutes effective school leadership continues to be wide-ranging and complex. Today’s research scholarship will be the groundwork for how tomorrow’s schools develop a new breed of leadership. Upcoming leaders will face new, unforeseen challenges, so they must re-evaluate strategies and re-work standard processes, in order to promote sustainable development within their respective school systems. Tomorrow’s leaders will be expected to lead a diverse collective of students and teachers, to foster an enduring and empowering culture among students, teachers and other stakeholders committed to build a successful learning community.



A Companion to Folklore

A Companion to Folklore Author Regina F. Bendix
ISBN-10 9781444354386
Release 2012-03-12
Pages 680
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A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. Unprecedented in depth and scope, this state-of-the-art collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe. An unprecedented collection of original, state of the art essays on folklore authored by international experts Examines the practices and theoretical approaches developed to understand the phenomena of folklore Considers folklore in the context of multi-disciplinary topics that include poetics, performance, religious practice, myth, ritual and symbol, oral textuality, history, law, politics and power as well as the social base of folklore Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title



Literature Based Teaching in the Content Areas

Literature Based Teaching in the Content Areas Author Carole Cox
ISBN-10 9781452237619
Release 2011-01-12
Pages 352
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Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.



Everyday Antiracism

Everyday Antiracism Author Mica Pollock
ISBN-10 9781595585677
Release 2008-06-30
Pages 416
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Which acts by educators are “racist” and which are “antiracist”? How can an educator constructively discuss complex issues of race with students and colleagues? In Everyday Antiracism leading educators deal with the most challenging questions about race in school, offering invaluable and effective advice. Contributors including Beverly Daniel Tatum, Sonia Nieto, and Pedro Noguera describe concrete ways to analyze classroom interactions that may or may not be “racial,” deal with racial inequality and “diversity,” and teach to high standards across racial lines. Topics range from using racial incidents as teachable moments and responding to the “n-word” to valuing students’ home worlds, dealing daily with achievement gaps, and helping parents fight ethnic and racial misconceptions about their children. Questions following each essay prompt readers to examine and discuss everyday issues of race and opportunity in their own classrooms and schools. For educators and parents determined to move beyond frustrations about race, Everyday Antiracism is an essential tool.



Shotgun Lovesongs

Shotgun Lovesongs Author Nickolas Butler
ISBN-10 9783608105063
Release 2013-09-23
Pages 432
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Little Wing im Norden Wisconsins. Henry und Beth waren schon in der Schule ein Paar und haben ihren Heimatort nie verlassen. Sie kämpfen um ihre Farm und unterstützen ihren Freund Ronny, der nach einem schweren Unfall vom Rodeo-Star zum Alkoholiker wurde. Kip war als Rohstoffmakler in Chicago erfolgreich. Nach seiner Hochzeit will er in seiner alten Heimat neu beginnen, findet dort aber nur schwer Halt. Lee hat ein Album aufgenommen – »Shotgun Lovesongs« – und wurde damit zu einem international gefeierten Star. Auch ihn zieht es zurück nach Little Wing, zu seinem besten Freund Henry und dessen Frau Beth, mit der ihn mehr als eine Freundschaft verbindet. In einem unvorsichtigen Moment setzt er alles aufs Spiel.



Mayas Tagebuch

Mayas Tagebuch Author Isabel Allende
ISBN-10 3518467034
Release 2016-04-11
Pages 600
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Mayas Tagebuch has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Mayas Tagebuch also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Mayas Tagebuch book for free.



Letters from Mississippi

Letters from Mississippi Author Elizabeth Sutherland Martínez
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123848926
Release 2007
Pages 376
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Expanded and revised edition of the 2002 Zephyr publication now including poetry from the Freedom Schools.



Writers Directory 2010 V1 A L

Writers Directory 2010 V1 A L Author
ISBN-10 155862600X
Release 2009-05-01
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Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.



A Heartbeat and a Guitar

A Heartbeat and a Guitar Author Antonino D'Ambrosio
ISBN-10 UOM:39015084159790
Release 2009
Pages 279
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Documents the collaborative efforts of Johnny Cash and pioneering folk artist Peter La Farge throughout the making of their Bitter Tears album, drawing on interviews with dozens of insiders to provide additional insight into the historical factors that shaped their songs.



Teach freedom

Teach freedom Author Charles M. Payne
ISBN-10 0807748722
Release 2008-03-21
Pages 272
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Presents a collection of essays that explore the African American educational experience and how education was used as a tool for collective liberation.