Mixed-Race Youth and Schooling

Author: Sandra Winn Tutwiler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317693426

Category: Education

Page: 242

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This timely, in-depth examination of the educational experiences and needs of mixed-race children ("the fifth minority") focuses on the four contexts that primarily influence learning and development: the family, school, community, and society-at-large. The book provides foundational historical, social, political, and psychological information about mixed-race children and looks closely at their experiences in schools, their identity formation, and how schools can be made more supportive of their development and learning needs. Moving away from an essentialist discussion of mixed-race children, a wide variety of research is included. Life and schooling experiences of mixed-raced individuals are profiled throughout the text. Rather than pigeonholing children into a neat box of descriptions or providing readymade prescriptions for educators, Mixed-Race Youth and Schooling offers information and encourages teachers to critically reflect on how it is relevant to and helpful in their teaching/learning contexts.

The Politics of Democratic Inclusion

Author: Christina Wolbrecht,Rodney E. Hero

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781592133604

Category: Political Science

Page: 351

View: 630

How institutions foster and hinder political participation of the underrepresented

Seasonal Activities

Author: Brenda Shelton Strickland

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 1420635379

Category: Creative activities and seat work

Page: 160

View: 9281

Provides reproducible patterns, minibooks, journal pages, word cards and memory book pages with bulletin board ideas and color patterns on a CD.

The Color of Water

Author: James McBride

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 159448192X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 1613

From the bestselling author of Deacon King Kong and the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird: The modern classic that spent more than two years on The New York Times bestseller list and that Oprah.com calls one of the best memoirs of a generation. Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James McBride, journalist, musician, and son, explores his mother's past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful debut, The Color Of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother. The son of a black minister and a woman who would not admit she was white, James McBride grew up in "orchestrated chaos" with his eleven siblings in the poor, all-black projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn. "Mommy," a fiercely protective woman with "dark eyes full of pep and fire," herded her brood to Manhattan's free cultural events, sent them off on buses to the best (and mainly Jewish) schools, demanded good grades, and commanded respect. As a young man, McBride saw his mother as a source of embarrassment, worry, and confusion—and reached thirty before he began to discover the truth about her early life and long-buried pain. In The Color of Water, McBride retraces his mother's footsteps and, through her searing and spirited voice, recreates her remarkable story. The daughter of a failed itinerant Orthodox rabbi, she was born Rachel Shilsky (actually Ruchel Dwara Zylska) in Poland on April 1, 1921. Fleeing pogroms, her family emigrated to America and ultimately settled in Suffolk, Virginia, a small town where anti-Semitism and racial tensions ran high. With candor and immediacy, Ruth describes her parents' loveless marriage; her fragile, handicapped mother; her cruel, sexually-abusive father; and the rest of the family and life she abandoned. At seventeen, after fleeing Virginia and settling in New York City, Ruth married a black minister and founded the all- black New Brown Memorial Baptist Church in her Red Hook living room. "God is the color of water," Ruth McBride taught her children, firmly convinced that life's blessings and life's values transcend race. Twice widowed, and continually confronting overwhelming adversity and racism, Ruth's determination, drive and discipline saw her dozen children through college—and most through graduate school. At age 65, she herself received a degree in social work from Temple University. Interspersed throughout his mother's compelling narrative, McBride shares candid recollections of his own experiences as a mixed-race child of poverty, his flirtations with drugs and violence, and his eventual self- realization and professional success. The Color of Water touches readers of all colors as a vivid portrait of growing up, a haunting meditation on race and identity, and a lyrical valentine to a mother from her son.

International Environmental Law and Policy for the 21st Century

Author: Ved Nanda,George (Rock) Pring

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9047440994

Category: Law

Page: 678

View: 8411

A significant contribution to the field, and a welcome addition to the growing literature on international environmental law and an important reference for every scholar, lawyer, and layperson interested in the field.

Caring for Our Common Home

Author: Wright, Catherine

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 1587688395

Category: Religion

Page: 104

View: 3870

Caring for Our Common Home connects the problems facing our common home with both the theology of Laudato Si' and concrete, hope-filled activities Christians are undertaking to mitigate our ecological crises and inspire the deep commitment to creation the gospel demands.

Behavioral Health Response to Disasters

Author: Julie Framingham,Martell L. Teasley

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466562331

Category: Law

Page: 441

View: 3747

Disasters can cause long-term disruptions to the routines of individuals and communities, placing survivors at risk of developing serious mental health and substance abuse problems. Disaster behavioral health services provide emotional support, help normalize stress reactions, assess recovery options, and encourage healthy coping behaviors. They al

Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook

Author: Dana Gunders

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452149437

Category: Cooking

Page: 202

View: 4961

This “slim but indispensable new guide” offers “practical tips and delicious recipes that will help reduce kitchen waste and save money” (The Washington Post). Despite a growing awareness of food waste, many well-intentioned home cooks lack the tools to change their habits. This handbook—packed with engaging checklists, simple recipes, practical strategies, and educational infographics—is the ultimate tool for using more and wasting less in your kitchen. From a scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council come these everyday techniques that call for minimal adjustments of habit, from shopping, portioning, and using a refrigerator properly to simple preservation methods including freezing, pickling, and cellaring. At once a good read and a go-to reference, this handy guide is chock-full of helpful facts and tips, including twenty “use-it-up” recipes and a substantial directory of common foods.

Agents of Flourishing

Author: Amy L. Sherman

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 1514000792

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 1446

God calls Christians of every vocation to participate in his redemptive mission so that every corner and square inch of society can flourish as God intends. Amy Sherman offers a multifaceted, biblically grounded roadmap for enacting God's call to seek the shalom of our communities, showcasing historical and contemporary models of faithful and transformational cultural engagement.