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Minority and mainstream children's development and academic achievement; an alternative research and educational view.



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Minority and mainstream children's development and academic achievement; an alternative research and educational view.

Ed. by Virginia Virginia, state, United States
Virginia, state of the south-central United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), North Carolina and Tennessee (S), Kentucky and West Virginia (W), and Maryland and the District of Columbia (N and NE).
 Gonzalez.

Univ. Press of America

2007

328 pages

$40.00

Paperback

LC3731

Schools never served just one ethnic group in the US. Waves of immigrants came through for hundreds of years, but the system was designed to assimilate as·sim·i·late
v.
1. To consume and incorporate nutrients into the body after digestion.

2. To transform food into living tissue by the process of anabolism.
 as much as to teach, and the result was a fantasy--a national school system in which everyone was supposed to be white and no one's name ended in a vowel vowel

Speech sound in which air from the lungs passes through the mouth with minimal obstruction and without audible friction, like the i in fit. The word also refers to a letter representing such a sound (a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y).
. Many in the US education system have caught up with the reality of an ethnically and linguistically diverse student population, yet the urge to assimilate rather than teach still lingers. This collection of essays gives an alternative framework so teaching students, teachers and administrators can take both diversity and development into account. Topics cover the socioeconomic so·ci·o·ec·o·nom·ic  
adj.
Of or involving both social and economic factors.


socioeconomic
Adjective

of or involving economic and social factors

Adj. 1.
 factors affecting minority and mainstream students' development as well as alternate research approaches to such issues as classroom behaviors, family structures and perceptions of school, assessment methods, academic resilience resilience (r·zilˑ·yens),
n
, and gifted children.

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