The Poverty and Education Reader: A Call for Equity in Many Voices
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- Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap (Multicultural Education Series)
- Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools
- For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education
- Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools
- Sociology of Education
- Radical Possibilities: Public Policy, Urban Education, and A New Social Movement (Critical Social Thought)
- City Kids, City Schools: More Reports from the Front Row
- Advocacy Leadership: Toward a Post-Reform Agenda in Education (Critical Social Thought)
- SCHOOL LEADERSHIP THAT WORKS: From Research to Results
- Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race
They showcase proven strategies that imaginative teachers and schools have adopted for closing the opportunity gap, demonstrating how they have succeeded by working in partnership with low-income families, and despite growing class sizes, the imposition of rote pedagogical models, and teach-to-the-test mandates.
The contributors―teachers, students, parents, educational activists, and scholars―repudiate the prevalent, but too rarely discussed, deficit views of students and families in poverty. Rather than focusing on how to “fix” poor and working class youth, they challenge us to acknowledge the ways these youth and their families are disenfranchised by educational policies and practices that deny them the opportunities enjoyed by their wealthier peers. Just as importantly, they offer effective school and classroom strategies to mitigate the effects of educational inequality on students in poverty.
Rejecting the simplistic notion that a single program, policy, or pedagogy can undo social or educational inequalities, this Reader inspires and equips educators to challenge the disparities to which underserved communities are subjected. It is a positive resource for students of education and for teachers, principals, social workers, community organizers, and policy makers who want to make the promise of educational equality a reality.