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ERIC Number: EJ866733
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1066-2847
Reaching Students Where They Are
Teaching Tolerance, n36 p37-40 Fall 2009
The "achievement gap" is one of the most disturbing phenomena in American education. Teachers want to close the gap in their own schools--but because the gap is rooted in longstanding and widespread problems, the task sometimes feels like a monumental undertaking. This fall, Teaching Tolerance launched the Teaching Diverse Students Initiative (TDSi), an online resource that gives educators a set of tools they can use to turn the tide in their own schools and classrooms. Available for free, the research-based tools in TDSi will help educators identify ways to reach all students where they are and to guide them to academic excellence. This article presents an interview with renowned education scholar Willis D. Hawley, one of the driving forces behind the creation of TDSi. In this interview, Hawley explains how the TDSi works to enhance learning opportunities for students of color.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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