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Learn a four-step research-based program for differentiating instruction based on the cultural needs, beliefs, and values of diverse learners. The authors show you how to build teacher background knowledge; plan for differentiation; and differentiate context, content, process, product, and assessment. This book provides an opportunity for the education community to engage students at risk whom our schools have often failed.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Donna Walker-Tileston
Publisher : Solution Tree Press
Release Book : 2011-04-01
Download Book : 80 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781934009796


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Current models do not address the complexity of achievement gaps among racial and socioeconomic groups. As the National Task Force on Minority High Achievement and current assessment data show, children of color, even those who are not poor, often score lower on achievement tests than whites who are poor. Culture trumps poverty in its impact on achievement. Culture defines what children will focus their attention on, how they interpret the world to give it meaning, what background knowledge they bring to learning, and how they will value that learning. The focus of our interventions to close the achievement gap must therefore be to attend to the culture of the learner. This book shows how to build the necessary supports to move classrooms from the traditional, Eurocentric model to one that respects and incorporates the cultures of the learners.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Donna Walker Tileston
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Release Book : 2008
Download Book : 196 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39076002903206


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Current educational policies and practices in most Western countries were developed and continue to be developed within a framework of of colonialism - a context of epistemological racism that is fundamentally embedded in the dominant culture.The model for addressing cultural diversity that is presented in this book is based on an indigenous Kaupapa Maori response to the dominant discourse within New Zealand. It promotes self-determination as guaranteed in the Treaty of Waitangi as a metaphor for power sharing and has as its goal the advancement of educational outcomes and life opportunities for Maori children and those from other cultures.In this model the classroom is a place where young people's sense-making processes (cultures) are incorporated and enhanced, where the existing knowledges of young people are seen as 'acceptable' and 'official', and where the teacher interacts with students in such a way that new knowledge is co-created and not seen as something that the teacher makes sense of and then passes on to students.This analysis of the aspirations and experiences of the Maori people of New Zealand will resonate with educators around the world who are attempting to develop culturally relevant pedagogies.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Russell Bishop
Publisher : Zed Books
Release Book : 2003
Download Book : 225 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1842773372


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What is culture? Why should we preserve it, and how? In this book renowned philosopher Roger Scruton defends Western culture against its internal critics and external enemies, and argues that rumours of its death are seriously exaggerated. He shows our culture to be a continuing source of moral knowledge, and rebuts the fashionable sarcasm which sees it as nothing more than the useless legacy of 'dead white European males'. He is robust in defence of traditional architecture and figurative painting, critical of the fashionable relativists and urgent in his plea for our civilization, which more than ever stands in need of the self-knowledge and self-confidence that are the gift of serious culture.

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Genre Book : Philosophy
Author Book : Roger Scruton
Publisher : Encounter Books
Release Book : 2007
Download Book : 117 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781594031946


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Framed around the concept of culture, CULTURE COUNTS, 4th Edition, uses ethnographic storytelling to draw students into the material and teach valuable critical-thinking skills. The text focuses on how culture directs and explains people's behavior, thereby helping students understand the world today as well as how humans can solve problems and effect positive change. Using an authoritative yet conversational voice, the authors emphasize contemporary issues, the impact of globalization, gender issues, equalities and inequalities, cross-cultural comparisons, and American culture. These topics are important to both the study of anthropology and understanding of the world around you. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Serena Nanda
Publisher : Nelson Education
Release Book : 2017-01-27
Download Book : 432 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781337514194


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All children should have equal access to highly qualified teachers, a strong curriculum, and research-based instructional methods. Understand why RTI is so important and how to achieve successful implementation in your school. Get a clear understanding of poverty and culture, and learn how RTI can close achievement gaps related to these issues. Examine the critical planning phase of RTI, and preview common pitfalls of implementation.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Donna Walker-Tileston
Publisher : Solution Tree Press
Release Book : 2010-10-01
Download Book : 160 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781935543480


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This book is a collection of diverse essays by scholars, policy-makers and creative practitioners who explore the burgeoning field of cultural measurement and its political implications. Offering critical histories and creative frameworks, it presents new approaches to accounting for culture in local, national and international contexts.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Lachlan MacDowall
Publisher : Springer
Release Book : 2016-04-29
Download Book : 304 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781137464583


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Framed around the concept of culture, Nanda and Warms's new concise book makes students aware of the fact that culture matters in driving and shaping human behavior, and that culture is a dynamic concept that interrelates various cultural systems in adaptive (or maladaptive) ways. The text focuses on how culture helps direct and explain peoples' behavior; why this is important for understanding what is going on in the world today, and how we can solve problems and effect positive change. Via ethnographic storytelling and a writing style that is both authoritative and conversational, the authors present the key concepts of anthropology in a way that draws students into the topics. The authors emphasize contemporary issues, issues of globalization, and American culture, while continuing to emphasize equalities and inequalities around gender, class, race and ethnicity, as well as the effects of globalization. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Serena Nanda
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release Book : 2008-09-29
Download Book : 400 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0495007870


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This compelling ethnography offers a nuanced case study of the ways in which the Maisin of Papua New Guinea navigate pressing economic and environmental issues. Beautifully written and accessible to most readers, Ancestral Lines is designed with introductory cultural anthropology courses in mind. Barker has organized the book into chapters that mirror many of the major topics covered in introductory cultural anthropology, such as kinship, economic pursuit, social arrangements, gender relations, religion, politics, and the environment. The second edition has been revised throughout, with a new timeline of events and a final chapter that brings readers up to date on important events since 2002, including a devastating cyclone and a major court victory against the forestry industry.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : John Barker
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release Book : 2016-04-05
Download Book : 248 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781442635944


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Traditionally viewed as an abstraction, the quantitative nature of money is essential in evaluating the relationship between monetary systems and society. Money Counts moves beyond abstraction, exploring the conceptual diversity and everyday enactment of money’s quantity. Drawing from case studies including British jewelers, blood-money payments in Germanic law codes, and the quotidian use of money in cosmopolitical Moscow, a Western Kenyan village, and socialist Havana, the chapters in this volume offer new theoretical and empirical interpretations of money’s quantitative nature as it relates to abstraction, sociality, materiality, freedom, and morality.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Mario Schmidt
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Release Book : 2020-01-01
Download Book : 140 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781789206852