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Charles, Camille Z.; Fischer, Mary J.; Mooney, Margarita A.; Massey, Douglas S. – Princeton University Press, 2009
Building on their important findings in "The Source of the River," the authors now probe even more deeply into minority underachievement at the college level. "Taming the River" examines the academic and social dynamics of different ethnic groups during the first two years of college. Focusing on racial differences in academic performance, the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affirmative Action, Stereotypes, White Students
Malewski, Erik; Jaramillo, Nathalia – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
Epistemologies of Ignorance provide educators a distinct epistemological view on questions of marginalization, oppression, relations of power and dominance, difference, philosophy, and even death among our youth. The authors of this edited collection challenge the ambivalence--ignorance--found in the construction of curriculum, teaching practices,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Suicide, Epistemology, Educational Psychology
Croft, Kenneth, Ed. – 1980
Thirty-five articles on teaching English as a second language are presented under the following headings: (1) "Trends and Practices," (2) "The Matter of Errors," (3) "Second Language Acquisition," (4) "Speaking and Understanding," (5) "Reading and Writing," (6) "Vocabulary," (7) "Testing," and (8) "The Matter of Culture." Authors include Clifford…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Adult Education, Adult Students, Affective Behavior
Brown, J. D., Ed. – TESOL International Association, 2013
In this revised edition in the popular New Ways Series, teachers have once again been given an opportunity to show how they do assessment in their classrooms on an everyday basis. Often feeling helpless when confronted with large-scale standardized testing practices, teachers here offer classroom testing created with the direct aim of helping…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Massey, Douglas S.; Charles, Camille Z.; Lundy, Garvey F.; Fischer, Mary J. – Princeton University Press, 2006
African Americans and Latinos earn lower grades and drop out of college more often than whites or Asians. Yet thirty years after deliberate minority recruitment efforts began, we still don't know why. In "The Shape of the River," William Bowen and Derek Bok documented the benefits of affirmative action for minority students, their communities, and…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Socioeconomic Background, Minority Group Students, Underachievement
Newlin, George – 2003
More than 100 years after being written, "Great Expectations" is still one of the most widely studied works of fiction. This casebook of historical documents, collateral readings and essays brings to life both Charles Dickens' masterpiece and the social issues surrounding his work. The interdisciplinary approach in the casebook offers…
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), Cultural Context, English Literature, Learning Activities
Jankowsky, Kurt R., Ed. – 1973
"Language and International Studies" is the theme of the 20 papers which appear in this volume and which were presented at the 24th annual Round Table meeting held in March 1973. In addition, the paper of one absent panelist, Wolfgang Kuhlwein, is included. The first panel, consisting of Kuhlwein, Leopold Engels, James Harris, Terence Langendoen,…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, College Language Programs, College Libraries, English (Second Language)
Piper, Paul S., Ed.; Tag, Stan, Ed. – 2003
This book contains 19 personal essays on the role that fathers play in fostering connections between their children and the natural world. Written from the perspective of adult children or of fathers themselves, most essays show how outdoor activities, particularly hunting and fishing, are replicated across the generations and serve to foster…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Rearing, Environmental Education, Essays
Massey, Douglas S.; Charles, Camille Z.; Lundy, Garvey F.; Fischer, Mary J. – 2003
This study investigated the roots of minority underperformance in selected colleges and universities. Drawing on data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Freshmen, the study developed a comprehensive analysis of the pathways by which students of differing backgrounds enter higher education in the United States. The chapters are: (1) "The…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, College Freshmen, Cultural Background, Ethnicity