- Author : Andrea Debruin-Parecki
- Release Date : 06 December 2012
- Publisher : Routledge
- Genre : Education
- Pages : 144 pages
- ISBN 13 : 9781134581313
Download or read book entitled Making School Count by author: Andrea Debruin-Parecki which was release on 06 December 2012 and published by Routledge with total page 144 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Making School Count reports on four years of classroom research in which alternative teaching strategies, designed to motivate under-achieving inner-city, African-American middle school students were used and evaluated. The book offers insights into the discrepancy between students' academic dreams (their high performance aspirations) and the realities of their classroom performance. Issues include: *the authors' convictions that the disproportionate under-achievement of African-American students is the result of inappropriate teaching strategies *the prevalent use of a Eurocentric curriculum *results of the authors' research *a guide for teachers wishing to carry out their own research *a study of the collaboration between a university and a schools in an attempt to bring about change from the ground up.