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Why culture counts : teaching children of poverty

Author: Donna Walker Tileston; Sandra K Darling
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Solution Tree, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Current models do not address the complexity of achievement gaps among racial and socioeconomic groups. As the National Task Force on Minority High Achievement and current assessment data show, children of color, even those who are not poor, often score lower on achievement tests than whites who are poor. Culture trumps poverty in its impact on achievement. Culture defines what children will focus their attention  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Walker Tileston; Sandra K Darling
ISBN: 1934009245 9781934009246
OCLC Number: 733345663
Notes: Perfect Paperback.
Description: 216 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Donna Walker Tileston.

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Current models do not address the complexity of achievement gaps among racial and socioeconomic groups. As the National Task Force on Minority High Achievement and current assessment data show, children of color, even those who are not poor, often score lower on achievement tests than whites who are poor. Culture trumps poverty in its impact on achievement. Culture defines what children will focus their attention on, how they interpret the world to give it meaning, what background knowledge they bring to learning, and how they will value that learning. The focus of our interventions to close the achievement gap must therefore be to attend to the culture of the learner. This book shows how to build the necessary supports to move classrooms from the traditional, Eurocentric model to one that respects and incorporates the cultures of the learners.

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