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Up where we belong : helping African American and Latino students rise in school and in life

Author: Gail L Thompson
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2007.
Series: Jossey-Bass education series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In Up Where We Belong, Gail Thompson asked the students in a low performing school to be candid about their high school experiences. Using this information and relying on data from questionnaires and focus groups, Thompson discovered a huge gap in perception between how teachers and students view their experience of school. The book explores this disparity, and uncovers some of the reasons for students' low  Read more...
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Thompson, Gail L., 1957-
Up where we belong.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2007
(OCoLC)608204485
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gail L Thompson
ISBN: 9780787995973 0787995975
OCLC Number: 81453227
Description: ix, 336 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: "You can tell if they care" : why students need caring and highly qualified teachers --
"It would be nice to learn something about my culture" : a plea for a culturally relevant and more interesting education --
"It don't make no sense to give us all these tests" : student effort, achievement, and attitudes about standardized tests --
"They just think we're loud" : how discipline policies and practices can affect students' attitudes about school --
"We just can't seem to get along" : race relations on campus --
"You don't know if they're gonna--bust a Columbine on everybody" : why schools won't ever be entirely safe --
"Everybody's intimidated by us" : a candid conversation with African American males --
"This place is nasty" : how the school's physical environment can contribute to student apathy --
"Yes! They do care about my education" : parent involvement in schools --
"They should worry more about our future" : why America's stepchildren need a college preparatory curriculum --
The truth can set us free! : seven lessons I've learned about school reform in America.
Series Title: Jossey-Bass education series.
Responsibility: Gail L. Thompson.
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