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MacMillan, Kathy; Kirker, Christine – ALA Editions, 2012
Storytime audiences grow ever more diverse, and it's important that the materials used in programs reflect that richness of experience. Multiculturalism need not be an occasional initiative attached to particular holidays. In this book best-selling authors MacMillan and Kirker offer a new paradigm for multicultural programs, one in which diversity…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, American Sign Language
Beatty, Alexandra; Koenig, Judith A. – National Academies Press, 2012
The education system in the United States is continually challenged to adapt and improve, in part because its mission has become far more ambitious than it once was. At the turn of the 20th century, less than one-tenth of students enrolled were expected to graduate from high school. Today, most people expect schools to prepare all students to…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Information Sources, Literacy, Technological Literacy
Diamant-Cohen, Betsy, Ed. – ALA Editions, 2010
Co-author of the popular titles "Booktalking Bonanza" and "The Early Literacy Kit", Betsy Diamant-Cohen brings together 18 examples of successful outreach partnerships that children's librarians and administrators can adapt to their own situations. Contributors from the U.S and Canada explain how they partnered with schools,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Readiness, Reading Programs, Outreach Programs