Greater Expectations: Teaching Academic Literacy to Underrepresented Students -- Online book. Forming the book's foundations are the ideas of família and cariño, or family and caring. The first, família, asserts the importance of establishing a sense of community among adolescents and tapping into student culture—ethnicity, music, sports, neighborhood and so on in the language arts classroom.
Students at Risk -- Learning Disabilities, Behavioral Disorders, Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Giftedness, Developmental Disability, and Low-Incidence Disabilities
Closing the Achievement Gap -- To increase the achievement levels of minority and low-income students, we need to focus on what really matters: high standards, a challenging curriculum, and good teachers.
Web Wonders / High Expectations for Every Student -- How can educators ensure that all students excel? Establishing high expectations, making schools smaller, and developing teaching strategies and programs to respond to the needs of diverse learners are some of the answers. Here are Web sites that can help you explore these approaches.
A Different Mirror: A Conversation with Ronald Takaki -- How can education reflect all voices in our history? Can multiculturalism reunite our fragmented society? Educator and historian Ronald Takaki discusses the power of a curriculum that mirrors many ethnic perspectives.
Bridging Cultures with Classroom Strategies -- Teachers who understand both the collectivistic value system of Latino culture and the individualistic culture of U.S. schools can use practices that honor both home and school.
Can Education Reduce Social Inequity? -- Students in many U.S. schools have achieved unparalleled success through research-based programs like the Abecedarian Project, Success for All, and Reading Recovery. The equity gap does not have to exist.