Lives on the boundary : a moving account of the struggles and achievements of America's educational underclass (Book, 1989) [WorldCat.org]
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Lives on the boundary : a moving account of the struggles and achievements of America's educational underclass

Author: Mike Rose
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Remedial, illiterate, intellectually deficient -- these are the stigmas the define America's educational underclass. As a child in a Los Angeles ghetto, Mike Rose shared these labels; today he works with educationally underprepared children and adults in order to give them a fair chance at learning. In "Lives on the Boundary", Rose describes his innovative methods of awakening untapped potential and initiating  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Mike Rose; Mike Rose; Mike Rose
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Rose
OCLC Number: 270693104
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Free Press, ©1989.
Description: xiv, 255 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Our Schools and Our Children --
"I Just Wanna Be Average" --
Entering the Conversation --
The Poem Is a Substitute for Love --
Literate Stirrings --
Reclaiming the Classroom --
The Politics of Remediation --
Crossing Boundaries --
Epilogue: Lilia.
Responsibility: Mike Rose.

Abstract:

Remedial, illiterate, intellectually deficient -- these are the stigmas the define America's educational underclass. As a child in a Los Angeles ghetto, Mike Rose shared these labels; today he works with educationally underprepared children and adults in order to give them a fair chance at learning. In "Lives on the Boundary", Rose describes his innovative methods of awakening untapped potential and initiating "problem" students into the world of language, literature, and expression. Challenging educators, policymakers, and parents to re-examine their assumptions about the capacities of students, Rose offers a truly democratic vision, one that should be heeded by anyone concerned with America's future. -- From publisher's description.

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