High-expectation Curricula

High-expectation Curricula

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Despite growing evidence that all students will benefit from engaging and challenging instruction, many struggling students continue to experience a circumscribed curriculum that emphasizes low-level skills. Featuring contributions from emerging and well-known researchers, this important volume is about the enactment of high-expectation curricula in everyday practice. Chapters document specific classroom strategies that make a difference in the learning of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds and cultural and linguistic minority communities. While the book focuses on language and literacy instruction, key chapters on math and science also demonstrate high-expectation teaching across the curriculum. Book Features: A broad framework for creating high-expectation curricula in underperforming K12 schools, clear illustrations of what alternative literacy practices look like, powerful examples of rich math and science instruction, research-based strategies for second language learners, students with disabilities, and struggling readers, an incisive critique of the qdeficit-drivenq curricula that dominates in underachieving schools and classrooms.... was that the sample of 600 students whom we evaluated using beginning-of- the-year 4th-grade work samples did not exhibit much of a range of abilities. Students had had limited opportunities with open-ended questions or with justifying their thinking. ... Most students did not exhibit characteristics of even very bright students, let alone characteristics of those gifted in ... Thus, following the first year of the project, scores on the Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test (NNAT; Naglieri, 1996)anbsp;...

Title:High-expectation Curricula
Author: Curt Dudley-Marling, Sarah Michaels
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2012

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