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Hansen, Jim – Inclusion Press, 2012
The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board has just celebrated 30 Years of Fully Inclusive Education for All. Their mission statement: "EACH BELONGS". This remarkable book by Jim Hansen collects the history--including an extensive collection of documents and letters from teachers and families--that tell the stories of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Inclusion, Caring
Katch, Jane – University of Chicago Press, 2011
Over the past three decades, more than a quarter of a million children have become citizens of the United States through international adoption. Kindergarten teacher Jane Katch recently found herself with three such children in her class: Katya, born in Russia, Jasper, from Cambodia, and Caleb, from Romania. Each child had spent early years in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Adoption
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2011
This report explores the factors and conditions that could help more students succeed at school despite challenging socio-economic backgrounds. It does this by studying resilient students and what sets them apart from their less successful peers. Understanding how educational systems can support disadvantaged students and help them "beat the…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Success
Kaye, Cathryn Berger – Free Spirit Publishing, 2010
"The Complete Guide to Service Learning" is the go-to resource in the fast-growing field of service learning. It is an award-winning treasury of service activities, community service project ideas, quotes, reflections, and resources that can help teachers and youth workers engage young hearts and minds in reaching out and giving back. Author, and…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Learning Activities, Social Action, Service Learning
Soto, Lourdes Diaz, Ed. – Praeger, 2007
Latinos in the United States have fought hard to attain equality, especially in the field of education. "The Praeger Handbook of Latino Education in the U.S." focuses on this fight for equal educational access and represents a significant addition to American educational literature. The contributors to this volume reveal that many Latino…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Access to Education, Equal Education, Hispanic Americans
Leiding, Darlene – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
The accelerating demographic and economic changes within our society, the deepening racial divide, and the elusive quest for equality and justice make multicultural education and understanding the culturally diverse student imperative. The gap between the rich and poor has widened, visible signs of the racial crisis have become stark, and the rate…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Democratic Values, Multicultural Education, Immigrants
Maeroff, Gene I. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
A student's entire journey along the educational spectrum is affected by what occurs--and, crucially, by what does not occur--before the age of eight or nine. Yet early learning has never received the attention it deserves and needs. In his latest book, education expert Gene Maeroff takes a hard look at early learning and the primary grades of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
Arnberg, Lenore – 1987
A discussion of the development of bilingualism in preschool-age children, intended for parents, focuses on the reasons for encouraging bilingualism and the role of family members and home environment in doing so. An introductory section offers background information on the book and a brief examination of the situation for emigrants coping with a…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingualism, Case Studies, Child Development
Cunningham-Andersson, Una; Andersson, Staffan – 1999
The lives of many families involve contact with more than one language and culture on a daily basis. This book is aimed at the many parents and professionals who feel uncertain about the best way to go about helping children gain maximum benefit from the situation. Every family's situation is different, but there is much parents can do to make…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Code Switching (Language), Family English Literacy, Foreign Countries
Miller-Lachmann, Lyn – 1992
This bibliography lists 1,038 multicultural books for children and teenagers, published between 1970 and 1991, that can assist librarians, teachers, and parents in educating children and young adults about their changing world. The books are selected to enhance opportunities for children to live and learn together by providing them with fair and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Children