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School curricula are virtually everywhere developed nationally and intranationally—by national or local curriculum committees. Ironically, even the portion of the curriculum that involves world study (e.g., courses in world history, world geography, world problems) is developed within nations....
This study examined children's views of the world after they personally experienced a natural disaster—specifically, Hurricane Andrew in South Florida during the summer of 1992. The study addressed three issues: (a) children's knowledge of the hurricane; (b) children's views of the world,...
In this article, we present the results of a year-long, follow-up study through vignettes from four of the case studies carried out with a group of 16 first-grade, Spanish-speaking children whose families recently immigrated to the United States. During the 1995–1996 school year, we followed...
We examine the practice of two Latina/o teachers and then develop three issues with potential for improving the literacy instruction of Latina/o students. First, we contrast the approaches of infusion and reform. The concept of infusion was used to describe one of the teachers who integrated...
This study reports how adolescents' perceptions and negotiations of after-school talk about a variety of texts in a public library setting were shaped by (and helped to shape) the larger institutional and societal contexts that regularly influence young people's actions and interactions with...
For many urban adolescents, the transition to and early years of high school are a time of academic difficulty and increasing school disengagement. In Chicago, over 40% of ninth graders fail one or more major subjects in the first semester. This article examines patterns in the relative risk of...
The discourse on the ebonics resolution passed in December 1996 by the Board of Education in Oakland, CA, has increased national awareness of the language problems faced by African-American children in the public school. The discourse focused almost exclusively on dialect differences per se...
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