Summary: ''???This book makes a significant and timely contribution to the field of multicultural education and teacher education. The author??'s use of the personal lives of children from multiple dimensions: psychological physiological and cultural makes this text a valuable learning tool.???''???Denise Blum ''California'''' State University Fresno'' ''???This book presents scenarios that are real in today??'s American public school classrooms. It prepares teachers to work with diverse stud ...show moreent learners in ways that are meaningful and academically beneficial.???''???Miroslava B. Vargas ''Texas'''' A&M International University'' This unique text captures the profiles and cumulative records of six diverse students at early childhood middle childhood and then high school level. Intended for the preservice teacher Building on Student Diversity: Profiles and Activities illustrates how to create a caring school environment; accommodate for special learning needs in instructional and assessments; and interact with families and communities. Key Features: ''Provides teachers with an understanding of children??'s backgrounds and abilities: '' Six diverse profiles portray a student as gifted learning disabled physically disabled AD/HD homosexual or an English Language Learner. ''Includes an insightful tool for understanding students and their learning challenges: ''The cumulative folder for each profile captures records of their grades medical records results of standardized tests and state assessments parent-school communications and student work.''Offers applied hands-on activities linked to the profiles: '' A variety of instruction strategies including reflective journaling group discussions role playing and preparation of letters posters and other products of communication are suggested. Intended Audience: This text is designed for all students in teaching methods courses both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also an excellent supplemental text for courses on Classroom Management Multicultural Education Special Education or Diversity. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 07
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