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Invisible Children in the Society and Its Schools By Sue Books

Invisible Children in the Society and Its Schools by Sue Books

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The second edition of this text offers reports by scholars in the field of education on the situation of groups of children and young people largely unseen or unheard in society and its schools. Chapters examine the capacity of many to survive and flourish despite the circumstances of their lives.

Invisible Children in the Society and Its Schools Summary

Invisible Children in the Society and Its Schools by Sue Books

Invisible Children in the Society and Its Schools, Second Edition offers a series of reports by some of the most passionate and insightful scholars writing in the field of education today on groups of children and young people whose complexity, strengths, and vulnerabilities are largely unseen or unheard in the society and its schools.

The metaphors of invisibility and visibility are used to explore the social and school lives of groups of children and young people in North America who are socially devalued in the sense that alleviating the often difficult conditions of their lives is not a priority. This includes children who are subjected to derogatory stereotypes; children who are educationally neglected in schools that respond inadequately, if at all, to their needs; and children who receive relatively little attention from scholars in the field of education or writers in the popular press. The chapters detail oversights and assaults--visible and invisible--but also affirm the capacity of many of these young people to survive, flourish, and often educate others, despite the painful and even desperate circumstances of their lives.

By sharing the voices of the young, providing basic information about particular groups of children and young people, and offering thoughtful analysis of their social situation, this volume combines education and advocacy in an accessible volume responsive to the life-and-death issues of our time.

New in the Second Edition:
*Most of the chapters are totally new or have been thoroughly updated and revised.
*In a new introduction, Sue Books reflects on the social context of children's lives and how this has changed since the first edition was published in 1998--before September 11th and before welfare reform.
*Suggestions for further exploration--books, films, Web sites--have been added at the end of each chapter.

Table of Contents

Contents: D.E. Purple, Foreword. Preface. S. Books, Introduction: September 11th, Welfare 'Reform,' Educational Opportunity, and the Lives of Children. C.S. Tobias-Nahi, E.N. Garfield, An Islamic School Responds to September 11. B.M.J. Brayboy, Visibility as a Trap: American Indian Representation in Schools. J. Lew, Korean American High School Dropouts: A Case Study of Their Experiences and Negotiations of Schooling, Family, and Communities. C. Igoa, Immigrant Children: Art as a Second Language. V. Polakow, Homeless Children and Their Families: The Discards of the Post-Welfare Era. B. Hamovitch, Hoping for the Best: Inclusion and Stigmatization in a Middle School. D.L. Keiser, Rendering Students Visible: Creative Writing in an Alternative School. G. Filax, Queer Invisibility: The Case of Ellen, Michel, and Oscar. D. Duggan, Children and Young People Affected by AIDS. L. Weis, W. Marcus, C. Freie, Living With Violence: Housed and Homeless Women and Children. N. Lesko, Before Their Time: Social Age, Sexuality, and School-Aged Mothers. J.F. Morse, Reflections on September 11, Political Invisibility, and Teaching.

Additional information

GOR007864755
9780805843187
0805843183
Invisible Children in the Society and Its Schools by Sue Books
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Inc
20070726
280
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