Artigo – Who Said These Kids Don’t Want To Learn?
Posted by Alberto Costa em 25 Janeiro, 2007
Within the magnet school, the real difference was not who the students were, but rather how they were treated. Here, the students had a voice in choosing academic topics to study and selecting related activities to complete. Students were responsible for their own behavior. (…) Contrary to much of the rhetoric of the standards movement, teachers of children of poverty need more than a good grasp of content knowledge about the different subject areas they will be teaching. Perhaps more important for them is the ability to see themselves as agents of change-people who can make a difference in the lives of children. They need to be able to rise above the temptation to give in to a feeling of fatalistic helplessness.
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