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Lives on the Boundary A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America's Educationally Underprepared

Lives on the Boundary A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America's Educationally Underprepared

Author: Mike Rose
ISBN: 9780143035466
publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
publisher Date: 07/26/2005
Price: 17
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Schools: Temple University,University of Maryland College Park,University of Tennessee at Chattanooga,University of Michigan -Dearborn,Rutgers,The State University of New Jersey-Camden,Dartmouth College,Louislana State University,Penn State University,University of Rochester,University Of Pennsylvnaia,University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Description: Remedial, illiterate, intellectually deficient—these are the stigmas that define America’s educationally underprepared. Having grown up poor and been labeled this way, nationally acclaimed educator and author Mike Rose takes us into classrooms and communities to reveal what really lies behind the labels and test scores. With rich detail, Rose demonstrates innovative methods to initiate “problem” students into the world of language, literature, and written expression. This book challenges educators, policymakers, and parents to re-examine their assumptions about the capacities of a wide range of students.Already a classic, Lives on the Boundary offers a truly democratic vision, one that should be heeded by anyone concerned with America’s future.