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Voices of determination : children that defy the odds

Author: Kevin P Chavous
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Voices of Determination tells the stories of ten children who overcame extraordinarily difficult circumstances to get an education and end the cycle of generational poverty. It seeks to debunk the myth that children are victims of circumstance. The author argues that children can and will succeed if the educational system provides them with the opportunity to learn.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin P Chavous
ISBN: 9781412842679 1412842670
OCLC Number: 730254096
Description: xvii, 187 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Kevin P. Chavous ; with a foreword by Geoffrey Canada.

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Voices of Determination tells the stories of ten children who overcame extraordinarily difficult circumstances to get an education and end the cycle of generational poverty. It seeks to debunk the myth that children are victims of circumstance. The author argues that children can and will succeed if the educational system provides them with the opportunity to learn.

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-Kevin Chavous' work offers an honest portrayal of the fact that educators and community leaders cannot control where a student comes from. It reminds us that our children are capable of beating the Read more...

 
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