Chapter 1 Book Notes

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Chapter 1 Book Notes Chapter Overview Most teachers have heard of the “achievement gap” Few have heard about the opportunity gap” o Unequal conditions, resources, and opportunities in and outside of school that are related to students’ race and social class. Who are American Students? Projections are that schools will be teaching 50 million children by 2014 Where do Students Live and Go to School? Most growth is in the South. The south and the west have the least money. How racially and ethnically Diverse are Students? 1950s – 58% white, 19% Hispanic/Latino, 16% African Americans, and 7% other racial groups (Asians) In south, northeast and Midwest, black students out number Latinos. Proportionately more students of color attend public schools than private. Immigration 33 Million Immigrants live in the US today. One in five children in the US today has an immigrant parent, and young children under 6 in immigrant families are the fastest growing segment of child population. Children of immigrants are significantly more likely than those of natives to be limited English proficient, live in low-income families and have parents with less than a high school degree. Languages Today’s schools include approximately 10 million students who speak languages other than English at home. Disability 2000 – 8% of American students (K-12) have disabilities related to learning. Most were classified as learning disabled. Of the remaining 2/3 were mentally retarded and 1/3 emotionally disturbed. Multiculturalism is a Demographic Fact, Not Political Ideology For teachers today, Multiculturalism cannot be a lesson, a curriculum, a teaching style, or even a philosophy. Multiculturalism neither strengthens nor dilutes our society. Multiculturalism is simply a fact – a condition of culture. Nonwhite and immigrant voices and languages will not be silenced or assimilates out of existence.
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Construct something whole and wonderful that connects these cultures; only way to provide a free and equal education to all. Inequalities Outside of School US ranks highest income per person US is also most economically unequal Economic Inequality The gap between wealthy and poor is enormous and growing wider. Poor people in the US remain poor for a longer period of time, and the chances of moving out of poverty are lower for the poor. Increasingly people who are fully employed do not earn enough to keep their families out of poverty. Inequality in the Basics of Life Article 25 of the Declaration: “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate…” Americans don’t see the Declaration as necessary to ensure basic political, economic, and social rights for those living in our prosperous nation. Food
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ES 2000 taught by Professor Baker during the Winter '08 term at Western Michigan.

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