Success for All
Author: Robert E. Slavin,Nancy A. Madden,Bette Chambers
Publisher: Corwin Press
This provides an in-depth discussion of Success for All, a reading program now specifically tailored to meet the requirements of the NCLB Reading First and Early First funding.
Success for All
Author: Robert E. Slavin,Nancy A. Madden,Bette Chambers,Barbara Haxby
Publisher: Corwin Press
Based on a program that has benefited over 2 million children, this updated edition outlines steps for school reform and achievement through prevention, intervention, and assessment to promote reading.
Author: Thomas J. Cottle
Publisher: New Re
Category: Children of minorities
Author: Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow
Publisher: William Collins
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The author explains how he created the international charity Mary's Meals, which now provides 1 million children in developing countries a daily meal in a place of learning.
Building a Child's Brain
Author: Dana Suskind
Category: Family & Relationships
*Nominated for the Books for a Better Life Award* The founder and director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, Professor Dana Suskind, explains why the most important—and astoundingly simple—thing you can do for your child’s future success in life is to talk to him or her, reveals the recent science behind this truth, and outlines precisely how parents can best put it into practice. The research is in: Academic achievement begins on the first day of life with the first word said by a cooing mother just after delivery. A study by researchers Betty Hart and Todd Risley in 1995 found that some children heard thirty million fewer words by their fourth birthdays than others. The children who heard more words were better prepared when they entered school. These same kids, when followed into third grade, had bigger vocabularies, were stronger readers, and got higher test scores. This disparity in learning is referred to as the achievement gap. Professor Dana Suskind, MD, learned of this thirty million word gap in the course of her work as a cochlear implant surgeon at University of Chicago Medical School and began a new research program along with her sister-in-law, Beth Suskind, to find the best ways to bridge that gap. The Thirty Million Word Initiative has developed programs for parents to show the kind of parent-child communication that enables optimal neural development and has tested the programs in and around Chicago across demographic groups. They boil down to getting parents to follow the three Ts: Tune in to what your child is doing; Talk more to your child using lots of descriptive words; and Take turns with your child as you engage in conversation. Parents are shown how to make the words they serve up more enriching. For example, instead of telling a child, “Put your shoes on,” one might say instead, “It is time to go out. What do we have to do?” The lab's new five-year longitudinal research program has just received funding so they can further corroborate their results. The neuroscience of brain plasticity is some of the most valuable and revolutionary medical science being done today. It enables us to think and do better. It is making a difference in the lives of both the old and young. If you care for children, this landmark book is essential reading. From the Hardcover edition.
Every Night, Approximately Three Million Children Go To Bed With A Parent In Pri
Author: Howard Zehr
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
What is life like for a child who has a parent in prison? This book brings together photographic portraits of 30 children whose parents are incarcerated, along with their thoughts and reflections, in their own words. As Taylor says, "I want other kids to know that, even though your parents are locked up, they're not bad people. "And I want them to know that we'll get through it. As long as we have someone there to help us, we can get through it. It makes you stronger." The material in "What Will Happen to Me?" has been gathered and written by two nationally-recognized experts. Howard Zehr is known around the world as the "grandfather of restorative justice." He lectures and consults internationally on that topic and related issues. He is currently a member of the Victims Advisory Group of the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz travels the U.S. doing mediation work in severe crime cases. She provides consulting and training for agencies and communities seeking to implement programs of restorative justice. This book of portraits and text includes: Reflections of several grandparents who are unexpectedly parenting children whose parents are incarcerated. "Ten Questions Often Asked by Children." "Dealing with Emotions"—including grief and loss, shame and stigma, anger and isolation. Resources for "Staying in Touch," "Finding Moments of Celebration," "Adjusting to a Parent's Return," "Self-Care for Family Caregivers," and "Suggestions for Third-Party Caregivers." "The Children's Bill of Rights," along with thoughtful consideration about how to apply restorative justice and respect for relationships in these difficult situations.
Raising Your Children to Change the World
Author: Julie Ferwerda
Publisher: Winepress Pub
“One Million Arrows is a great wake-up call for parents of this generation. If we want our children to take part in the powerful purpose and unique mission God has designed for them, we've got to take responsibility for raising our kids as disciples of Christ.” -Josh D. McDowell, Author and Speaker Is the world going to change your children…or are your children going to change the world? Right here, right now, God is calling your family to join a mighty movement—one that bridges age, social status, cultures, nationalities, and languages. • If you're ready to help your kids live out God dreams… • If you need inspiration for what's possible through your family… • If you want your family to go down in His-Story… Accept the mission…and leave a mark for eternity.All proceeds from this book are designated for international orphan ministries.
Living on Almost Nothing in America
Author: Kathryn J. Edin,H. Luke Shaefer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Social Science
Thestory ofa kind of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't even think exists from a leading national poverty expert who defies convention ("New York Times")"
From Conception to Adulthood and to His Final Destination
Author: Nabil Louis Attallah
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
This book describes the mysterious story and the sequence of events involved in growth and development of man, which start to take place early during conception when one single egg is fertilized by one single sperm to form the embryo, who continues to grow and mature inside the uterus of its mother for ten lunar months. After birth, through a series of complex, fascinating changes acting in concert together during infancy, childhood, and adolescence, the child is modeling his or her characteristics and progresses from dependency to increasing autonomy, changing his or her shape and body proportions from those of the baby to those of adults to become a man or a woman. With the onset of puberty, shortly before the end of the growth period, dramatic changes occur to the growing child involving physiological, mental, and sexual changes triggered by maturation of the sex glands and the endocrine system. These events are important to the child, his parents, and the community. There is marked acceleration of growth known as the adolescence growth spurt, appearance of second sexual characters, and onset of menarche in girls. At puberty, sex dimorphism is made clear, like wider shoulders in males and larger hips in females. Different stages of puberty occur at different ages in different children, depending whether the child is early or late maturer, and the sequence in which they occur varies from one child to another. Some pass through the whole sequence of changes quite quickly while others take much longer to do so, but all are normal variations among healthy children. The problems of early and late maturation and chronological and physiological ages among children and its social impact are discussed. This period is the most crucial period of life, physical maturation is reached, internal conflicts flare up, adolescents feel a desire to abandon childhood security and become independent long before they are able to handle the complexities of life. Many factors are involved before and after birth. Man is considered the product of the interaction between his genetic makeup and the environment in which he is born and lives. Secular trend toward increase in size and early maturation from generation to generation was discussed as well as the effects of modern technology and how it changed the way children live nowadays. Applicability of growth data in fields other than community child health like ergonomics, garment industry, and athletics was demonstrated. Brief description of the common growth disorders was given. After adulthood comes elderhood. Signs of aging start to appear. End of independency and second childishness bring man to his final destination, which mark the end of a process of growth, which, since middle life, has been fighting a losing battle with the forces of degeneration. This is one that every living organism in our planet has experienced.
Author: Obi N.I. Ebbe,Dilip K. Das
Publisher: CRC Press
War, poverty, and famine; political, social, and economic change; and the deep seated views and rituals rooted in a culture’s history and traditions all contribute to the widespread and growing trafficking of women and children. The multilayered complexity, myriad contributing factors, enormous amount of money involved, and sheer magnitude of the problem render it impossible to solve with the fractured and isolated measures of individual organizations and countries. Only complete cooperation and collaboration at all levels can establish the most proactive and self-sustaining approach to reduce this global crime. Gathering knowledge and experience from more than 40 countries, Global Trafficking in Women and Children clearly demonstrates the scale and spread of the problem, providing a powerful analysis of the circumstances that contribute to the abuse and victimization of women and children as well as the international policies and strategies used to combat this crime. Divided into two parts, the book begins with an introduction to the definition, nature, and scope of human trafficking. It discusses several social theories as well as evident environmental influences. It also examines measures to control and prevent human trafficking from stricter laws and monetary aid, to global community and law enforcement collaboration. Part 2 consists of case studies, drawing examples from a range of countries involved in every stage in the process, and highlighting the unique characteristics of human trafficking in each. Chapters include the prevalence of child pornography in Japan, child abduction in China, bonded child labor in India, and child soldiering in Congo (Zaire) and other African countries. The final chapters discuss law enforcement in the US and UK, community policing in Australia, and the cooperative national plan in place in Croatia.
Publisher: Gyan Publishing House
Category: Child abuse
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Burning Questions : Inaugural Lecture
Author: Georges Kristoffel Lieten
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Explores the issues surrounding child labor worldwide and offers solutions and a plea for more research to be done.
Comparative Policy and Practice
Author: Bob Franklin
Category: Social Science
The new edition of this well established handbook provides up-to-date information on a topic of increasing importance across a range of disciplines and practices. It covers: * the debate concerning children's rights and developments in rights provision over the last twenty years * the impact of recent British legislation on children's rights in key areas such as education, social and welfare services and criminal justice * the key provisions of the UN Convention and Human Rights Act * recent policy proposals and initiatives in the British setting intended to establish and promote rights for children and young people * the rights claims of particular groups of children, for example children who are carers or children who are disabled * children's claims for particular rights such as the right to space, to sex education and citizenship * the ways in which the voices of children and young people are or might be articulated more clearly in policy debates and other arenas * issues and developments in Europe, Scandinavia and China. The New Handbook of Children's Rights offers a comprehensive and radical appraisal of the field which will be invaluable to students and professionals alike.
Growing Up in Russia, 1890-1991
Author: Catriona Kelly
Publisher: Yale University Press
A pioneering history of the experiences of children during Russia's most disrupted century
Epidemiology, Economics, Experiences
Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Each year, millions of children in developing countries fall sick and die from diseases caused by polluted air, contaminated water and soil, and poor hygiene behavior. Repeated infectious also contribute to malnutrition in children, and subsequently impacts future learning and productivity. This book analyzes the linkages between malnutrition and environmental health, and assesses the burden of disease on young children, and its economic costs.
The Making of a Children's Holocaust Memorial
Author: Dagmar Schroeder-Hildebrand,Peter W. Schroeder
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
At a middle school in a small, all white, all Protestant town in Tennessee, a special after-school class was started to teach the kids about the Holocaust, and the importance of tolerance. The students had a hard time imagining what six million was (the number of Jews the Nazis killed), so they decided to collect six million paperclips, a symbol used by the Norwegians to show solidarity with their Jewish neighbors during World War II. German journalists Dagmar and Peter Schroeder, whose involvement brought the project international attention, tell the dramatic story of how the Paper Clip Project grew, culminating in the creation of The Children's Holocaust Memorial.
With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access
Author: Tom Lissauer,Graham Clayden
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Winner of the 2012 British Medical Association book awards' first prize in the paediatrics category! This is the fourth edition of a highly popular 'must have textbook for paediatrics for medical students'. The previous edition has been translated into eight languages and also won British Medical Association and Royal Society of Medicine prizes for the best paediatrics textbook. Case studies throughout Online access through StudentConsult Concise, synoptic, clinically-focused Highly accessible colour-coded layout Comprehensive and authoritative New section on child protection New section on global paediatrics Over fifty new images Thoroughly revised and updated throughout
Three-Step Discipline for a Calm and Godly Household
Author: Thomas Phelan,Chris Webb
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Based on the bestselling parenting book, 1-2-3 Magic, and adapted for a Christian lifestyle In 1-2-3 Parenting with Heart, Dr. Thomas W. Phelan and pastor Chris Webb teach Christian parents to take charge while refraining from yelling, leading to better behaved children, happier parents, and a more peaceful home environment. Complete with relevant Bible verses, explanations, and exercises, this guide allows you to get back in charge of your home and enjoy your kids again by helping you set limits for your children, and by breaking down the complex task of parenting into three straightforward steps: • Controlling Obnoxious Behavior: Learn an amazingly simple technique to get the kids to STOP doing what you don't want them to do (whining, arguing, tantrums, sibling rivalry, etc.). • Encouraging Good Behavior: Learn several effective methods to get your kids to START doing what you want them to do (picking up, eating, going to bed-and staying there!, chores, etc.). • Strengthening Your Relationships: Learn powerful techniques that reinforce the bond between you and your children. You'll find tools to use in virtually every situation, including advice for common problems such as: • Whining • Sibling rivalry • Reluctance to do chores • Talking back • Refusing to go to bed or getting up in the middle of the night • Stubbornness For years, millions of parents from all over the world have used the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic program to help them raise happier, healthier families and put the fun back into parenting.
Selecting and Using Children's Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content
Author: Jamie Campbell Naidoo
"This book examines and suggests picture books and chapter books presenting LGBTQ content to children under the age of 12--it's one of the only available resources to provide this important information"--