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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook offers 100 chapters written by leading experts in the field that highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today. This comprehensive and authoritative two-volume work provides undergraduate education majors with insight into the rich array of issues inherent in education—issues informing debates that involve all Americans.Key Features:· Provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source ideal for their classroom research needs, preparation for GREs, and research into directions to take in pursuing a graduate degree or career· Offers more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon, detail, or density as journal articles or research handbook chapters· Explores educational policy and reform, teacher education and certification, educational administration, curriculum, and instruction· Offers a reader-friendly common format: Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, References and Further Readings 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare teachers, professors, and administrators for their future careers, informing the debates and preparing them to address the questions and meet the challenges of education today.

Working with Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Families
Working with linguistically and culturally diverse families

Four parents from a diverse school chatted with researchers about their experience with the education system. In each case, their eyes sparkled when asked “What do you want for your child?” Tong, a Hmong refugee father of six children, is unemployed. Kathleen, a social worker and her husband lacob, an English teacher, are White and middle class. Ramon, a Mexican immigrant, is a car salesman. They come to parenting with different experiences, resources, and cultural meanings but they all have high hopes and dreams for their children.

Tong:

(through an interpreter) My goal is that one of my kids become a doctor. That would be what I dream and envision one of my kids ...

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