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- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 53.95
"In this unique contribution to the literature on parental involvement in culturally and linguistically diverse communities, Flora Rodríguez-Brown offers a critique of family literacy programs that lack a clear design for literacy activities relevant to community goals, offering an alternative model that is grounded within an abiding respect for... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 40.95
A cross-disciplinary collection of 20 essays describing the journey to public scholarship, exploring the pleasures and perils associated with breaching the town-gown divide. Includes contributions from departments of geography, comparative literature, sociology, communications, history, English, public health, and biology Discusses their efforts... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
Considering the presence and influence of educated women of letters in Spain and New Spain, this study looks at the life and work of early modern women who advocated by word or example for the education of women. The subjects of the book include not only such familiar figures as Sor Juana and Santa Teresa de Jesús, but also of less well known women... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95
Research and practice in the vast field of school-family-community relations have evolved dramatically over the last thirty years. Schools throughout the world face enormous challenges due to demographic changes and societal problems, making partnerships among schools, families and community groups a necessity. Specific issues such as poverty, school... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 19.95
A community of inquiry and pride in central Alabama. Creating Community explores how faculty members at Alabama State University, a historically black university in Montgomery, have been inspired by the legacy of African American culture and the civil rights movement and how they seek to interpret and extend that legacy through teaching, scholarship,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 125.95
Family-school partnerships are increasingly touted as a means of improving both student and school improvement. This recognition has led to an increase in policies and initiatives that offer the following benefits: improved communication between parents and educators; home and school goals that are mutually supportive and shared; better understanding... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 52.95
This timely book addresses the need for increasing multi-agency capacity in schools, as the success of initiatives such as ?Every Child Matters? or ?personalised learning? depends on teachers understanding the challenges faced by young people in learning effectively and happily in their school. The authors of this thought-provoking book present... more...
- Temple University Press 2009; US$ 30.95
Service learning has become an institutionalized practice in higher education. Students are sent out to disadvantaged communities to paint, tutor, feed, and help organize communities. But while the students gain from their experiences, the contributors to The Unheard Voices ask, "Does the community?" This volume explores the impact of... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 14.99
How to Walk to School is the story of motivated parents galvanizing and then organizing an entire community to take a leap of faith, transforming a challenged urban school into one of Chicago's best, virtually overnight. The fate of public education is not beyond our control. In How to Walk to School , Susan Kurland, an entrepreneurial principal,... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 141.00
The incorporation of universities into medieval cities produced specific difficulties for and benefits to urban communities. Ranging from Coimbra to Prague, the case studies collected in this volume examine the particular forms of contact between two institutions which marked the Middle Ages. more...