Portion of title: How Black and White students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress
Lexile measure 600; ages 10-15; book level 3.5; historical fiction
"This unique book provides a framework for broadening the domain of qualitative inquiry in the social sciences by incorporating the arts as a means by which to better understand--and rethink--important social issues."
Lexile measure 520; ages 14-18; book level 3.6; general fiction
Lexile measure 540; Ages 5-8; Grade level 3.2; Fiction; Library has 6 copies.
"In Laughing and Learning, leadership consultant and university professor Peter M. Jonas explores the ways in which humor can enhance the learning environment. Drawing upon empirical research and brain-based concepts, he presents a theoretical model of humor, along with practical examples for use in schools and classrooms. Jonas demonstrates that humor is a natural and fundamental activity that teachers and administrators need to utilize properly to maximize their effectiveness."
Lexile measure 700; ages 10-14
"Why do American schools keep failing? As David Labaree shows, the real question is why we expect them to succeed, given the enormous demands we make of them. Labaree's answers won't please anyone looking for a big quick fix to American education. But they will fascinate anyone who wants to understand our enduring faith in the public schools."--Jonathan Zimmerman, author of Small Wonders: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory
"These outstanding essays by eminent scholars provide sophisticated and highly readable analyses of the causes of women's exclusion from full participation in knowledge production today. From multiple disciplinary perspectives, the authors examine the roles of biology, institutional impediments, discrimination, and women's choices. A 'must read' for all concerned with the role of women in contemporary higher education." -- Myra H. Strober, Stanford University
"This practical resource will help educators to identify, address, and meet the needs of the diverse families in today√≠s classrooms. It is the first book to critically examine how families are represented in the media, schools, and other institutions and apply that information to building effective home-school partnerships. The authors examine how different relationships between families and teachers are defined by discourses that circulate through formal and informal curricula. They explore how families and educators can collectively reconceptualize these conversations to create positive educational experiences for children. Discussion questions are included in each chapter so that readers can examine their working relationships with the families of their students."