Printer Friendly
The Free Library
22,728,043 articles and books

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


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).

Univ. Press of America


328 pages




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
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  
Of or involving both social and economic factors.


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),
, and gifted children.

([c]20072005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)
COPYRIGHT 2007 Book News, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2007 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 Reader Opinion




Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Reference & Research Book News
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Nov 1, 2007
Previous Article:The way of the Didache; the first Christian handbook.
Next Article:The pure love of Madame Guyon; the great conflict in King Louis XIV's court.

Related Articles
Academic outcomes of students with learning disabilities.
Handbook of Early Literacy Research.
The mommy track: the consequences of gender ideology and aspirations on age at first motherhood.
A review of the school counseling literature for themes evolving from The Education Trust initiative.
Divorce, Family Structure, and the Academic Success of Children.
School chief amplifies on report on co-location.
Reaching Higher: The Power of Expectations in Schooling.
Elementary education in the inner city.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters