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IDRA Newsletter 1996

Messages to Avoid in Literacy Outreach

Nov 30, 1999

School metaphor Uses school language and measures (grade levels, tests), uses same standards for adults as for children, assumes participants … read more

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A Structure to Assist Teachers with High Failure Rates

Nov 30, 1999

Step 1: Acquire feedback from students on what needs to happen in order to improve the grades in the class. … read more

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The Six Levels of Culture

Nov 30, 1999

Formal Culture literary landmarks contents of museums music of ancestral groups art and dance holidays and parades Deep Culture family … read more

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Celebrating Cultural Differences

Nov 30, 1999

Celebrating Cultural Differences: Integrating the Language and Cultural of Staff and Students in Campus Life Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed. No … read more

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Sexual Harassment: It’s Not Academic

Nov 30, 1999

The Desegregation Assistance Center – South Central Collaborative (DAC-SCC) has received many inquiries about sexual harassment in schools among students, … read more

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History of Affirmative Action

Nov 30, 1999

“Equality of educational opportunity refers not to inherent capacities, but to the environmental influences that shape and condition the growth … read more

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What is Racism?

Nov 30, 1999

Racism is a developed set of attitudes that include antagonism based on the supposed superiority of one group or on … read more

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IDRA Newsletter 1996 Index

Dec 19, 1996

November – December 1996 IDRA Newsletter Articles Berlin Walls of the Mind, W.S. White Bilingual Education is About Bridging and … read more

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Berlin Walls of the Mind

Nov 30, 1996

• by William S. White • IDRA Newsletter • November – December 1996 •  The Berlin Wall. What does it mean to … read more

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Public Engagement Results in Support of Education for All Children

Nov 30, 1996

• by Albert Cortez, Ph.D. and Anna Alicia Romero • IDRA Newsletter • November – December 1996 •  U.S. lawmakers recently … read more

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Public School Choice: Keeping the Focus on Equity

Nov 30, 1996

• by Ann Bastian • IDRA Newsletter • November – December 1996 •  Being asked to write an article against school choice … read more

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Bilingual Education is About Bridging and Building

Nov 30, 1996

• by María Robledo Montecel, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November – December 1996 •  Editor’s Note: Dr. Robledo Montecel delivered the … read more

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What is Science Literacy?

Nov 30, 1996

• by Joseph Vigil • IDRA Newsletter • November – December 1996 •  At the 1989 University of Nova commencement exercises, a marine … read more

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Top 10 Questions Parents Should Ask About Bilingual Education at their Child’s Campus

Nov 30, 1996

• by Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D. and Adela Solis, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November – December 1996 •  Parental involvement in education provides … read more

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Obstacles to Immigrant Parent Participation in Schools

Nov 30, 1996

• by Pam McCollum, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • November – December 1996 •  Educators are sensitive to charges that they fail … read more

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School Finance Inequities Mean Schools Are Not Ready to Teach

Oct 30, 1996

• by María Robledo Montecel, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • October 1996 •  Editor’s Note: In September, IDRA presented testimony before the … read more

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“E Pluribus Unum” Strengthened by Multicultural Education

Oct 30, 1996

• by Frank Gonzales, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • October 1996 •  Ethnic pluralism is a reality. Populations of people of color … read more

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Equity and Accountability Needed to Reduce Dropout Rates

Oct 30, 1996

• by Josie Danini Supik, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • October 1996 •  Testimony Before the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence … read more

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Our Nation on the Fault Line: Hispanic American Education Dropouts

Oct 30, 1996

• IDRA Newsletter • October 1996 •  President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Editor’s Note: The following … read more

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What Adults Should Know about Teenagers

Oct 30, 1996

• by Aurelio M. Montemayor • IDRA Newsletter • October 1996 •  IDRA Interview Interviewer Aurelio Montemayor: Clementina Padilla, one of the prime … read more

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