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Ability Profiling and School Failure : One Child's Struggle to Be Seen As Competent.

Author: Kathleen Collin Alexander
Publisher: Hoboken : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Exploring the social and contextual forces that shape the appearance of academic ability and disability, this work shows how these forces influence the perception of academic underachievement by minority students.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Collin Alexander
ISBN: 9781410607812 141060781X
OCLC Number: 476149212
Description: 1 online resource (255 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 Introduction: A Sociocultural Perspective on [Dis]ability; Chapter 2 The Boy Who Had Something to Say; Chapter 3 "He's What I Would Call 'Out There.'"; Chapter 4 "He Was Immediate. He Was Like Immediate."; Chapter 5 "Where's the Evidence?"; Chapter 6 "Jay Just Amazes Me During This, He Really Does."; Chapter 7 "It Will Be Very, Very Difficult for Him to Learn How to Function in the Class."; Chapter 8 "It's Like a Burst, a Burst of Fire."; Chapter 9 "You Got to Hear This!"; Chapter 10 "So Who Wrote It?"

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Exploring the social and contextual forces that shape the appearance of academic ability and disability, this work shows how these forces influence the perception of academic underachievement by minority students.

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