Remedial, illiterate, intellectually deficient—these are the stigmas that define America’s educationally underprepared. Having grown up poor and been labeled this way, nationally acclaimed educator and author Mike Rose takes us into classrooms and communities to reveal what really lies behind the labels and test scores. With rich detail, Rose demonstrates innovative methods to initiate “problem” students into the world of language, literature, and written expression. This book challenges educators, policymakers, and parents to re-examine their assumptions about the capacities of a wide range of students.
Already a classic, Lives on the Boundary offers a truly democratic vision, one that should be heeded by anyone concerned with America’s future.
Originally published by Free Press in 1989, Rose's (education and information studies, UCLA) text combine stories from his professional work in literacy with accounts of his own experiences as a struggling learner in school. The author explores failures in the American education system and suggests innovative methods for improving literacy among "problem" students. Though published 17 years ago, the text provides valuable insights for educators, policymakers, and parents concerned about the state of education in the U.S. today No subject index. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Number of Pages: 269
Sub-Genre: Education, Literacy
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Mike Rose
Street Date: July 26, 2005
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-4129