Editorial Reviews Review "Inspiring Story for Dyslexic Families and Adults" -Brock & Fernette Eide "Authors, The Dyslexic Advantage"- "What I admired most about the book was the positive attitude the author maintained. When most people would have given up and accepted mediocrity, Rodrigues instead chooses to push the envelope and follows his dreams up to and including enrolling in Harvard University. I love how he takes something that is called a "disability" and turns it into strength. It is evident that he has analyzed the way he thinks visually and found unique methods to work smarter, not harder." -Arline Krieger LDA President, California "John Rodrigues has written an inspiring and empowering story about his personal dyslexic journey. Young people who have dropped out of high school or others who are thinking about returning to get their GED or to go the community college route will be encouraged by his honest recounting, light-hearted tone, and perceptive insights about his thinking style and advantages." --Brock & Fernette Eide "Authors, The Dyslexic Advantage" "We all long for success...usually going the typical route of graduating from High School, spending 4 years at college, starting a job and getting married. It's nice and safe and predictable. Well, seems Mr. Rodrigues couldn't do it that way if he wanted to. But he appears to have a special ability to see people and opportunity for what they are, doors slightly ajar; with a little push, new worlds opened up to him. He seems to have an uncanny ability to live his life in a very wide open way. I am jealous." -Rosemary B. Walker
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The role played by testing in the nation's public school system has been increasing steadily-and growing more complicated-for more than 20 years. The Committee on Educational Excellence and Testing Equity (CEETE) was formed to monitor the effects of education reform, particularly testing, on students at risk for academic failure because of poverty, lack of proficiency in English, disability, or membership in population subgroups that have been educationally disadvantaged. The committee recognizes the important potential benefits of standards-based reforms and of test results in revealing the impact of reform efforts on these students. The committee also recognizes the valuable role graduation tests can potentially play in making requirements concrete, in increasing the value of a diploma, and in motivating students and educators alike to work to higher standards. At the same time, educational testing is a complicated endeavor, that reality can fall far short of the model, and that testing cannot by itself provide the desired benefits. If testing is improperly used, it can have negative effects, such as encouraging school leaving, that can hit disadvantaged students hardest. The committee was concerned that the recent proliferation of high school exit examinations could have the unintended effect of increasing dropout rates among students whose rates are already far higher than the average, and has taken a close look at what is known about influences on dropout behavior and at the available data on dropouts and school completion.
This handbook brings together in a single volume the groundbreaking work of scholars who have conducted studies of student experiences of school in Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, England, Ghana, Ireland, Pakistan, and the United States. Drawing extensively on students’ interpretations of their experiences in school as expressed in their own words, chapter authors offer insight into how students conceptualize and approach school. The book examines how students understand and address the ongoing social opportunities for and challenges in working with other students and teachers, and the multiple ways in which students shape and contribute to school improvement.
Powerful behavioral interventions to help your students succeed Behavioral problems can disrupt learning for the whole classroom if not managed properly, which is often a matter of frustrating trial and error. This must-have guide delivers a set of fifteen practical intervention techniques that can be applied to virtually any situation in both pull-out and inclusive classrooms. Backed by research and case studies, each chapter is brief and to the point with a focus on one behavioral intervention technique. Insights include: Incorporating student interests in classroom activities Understanding the reason the student is misbehaving to plan an appropriate intervention Understanding how stimulation impacts performance
Most kids in the developed world finish high school—but not in the United States. More than a million drop out every year, and the numbers are rising. Dropping Out provides answers to fundamental questions: Who drops out, and why? What happens to them when they do? How can we prevent at-risk kids from short-circuiting their futures?
A collection of short, stand-alone chapters divided into five sections including overview of the field; private and social returns to human capital investments; production, costs and financing of education; teachers and teacher labor markets; and education markets, choice and incentives. The collection provides international perspectives that describe the origins of these subjects, their major issues and proponents, their landmark studies, and opportunities for future research. The 70 contributors are each well-regarded economists whose research has advanced the topic on which they write, and this book fulfills an undersupplied niche for a text in the economics of education. The chapters come from the acclaimed International Encyclopedia of Education, 3e (2010), edited by Eva Baker, Barry McGaw, and Penelope Peterson. The Encyclopedia contains over 1,350 articles in 24 sections that stretch from educational philosophies and technologies to measurement, leadership, and national systems of education. This single volume textbook presents a cohesive view of this increasingly important area of economics Superb contributions from well-regarded economist convey unique and useful perspectives Chapters contain an extensive bibliography and further readings to enable interested researchers to extend their knowledge into each specific topic
The book presents concrete examples of programs that attempt to address issues of social injustice and cultural relevance. These examples are based on the authors' real world experiences engaging in culturally responsive prevention guided by a social justice agenda. The reader will have opportunities for conversation about some of the more challenging aspects of infusing social justice and cultural relevance into one's prevention efforts, and includes a series of learning exercises to promote these conversations.
Over the last decade, up to 544,000 10th- through 12th-grade students dropped out of school each year w/o completing a high school program. In Oct. 2000, about 11% of 16-through 24-year-olds who were not enrolled in a HS program had neither a high school diploma nor an equivalent credential. This report addresses these questions: what are the national and regional dropout rate trends?; what does the research say about factors assoc. with dropping out?; what state, local, or private efforts have been implemented to address the factors associated with dropping out?; and what Fed. efforts exist to reduce dropout rates and what is known about their effectiveness? Charts and tables.