Lives on the boundary : a moving account of the struggles and achievements of America's educationally underprepared (Book, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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Lives on the boundary : a moving account of the struggles and achievements of America's educationally underprepared

Author: Mike Rose
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Mike Rose; Mike Rose
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Rose
ISBN: 0143035460 9780143035466
OCLC Number: 1001945915
Notes: Originally published: New York : Free Press, ©1989. With new afterword.
Description: xiv, 269 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 --
Reaclaiming the classroom --
The politics of remediation --
Crossing boundaries.
Responsibility: Mike Rose.
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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. - Publisher.

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"A mirror to the many lacking perfect grammar and spelling who may see their dreams translated into reality after all." -Los Angeles Times Book Review"Vividly written . . . tears apart all of Read more...

 
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