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Download Lives on the Boundary: The Struggles and Achievements of America's Underprepared epub

by Mike Rose

Demonstrates the concept of creative literacy instruction in reaching hidden capacities in both children and adults labelled as slow learners
Download Lives on the Boundary: The Struggles and Achievements of America's Underprepared epub
ISBN: 068487105X
ISBN13: 978-0684871059
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Author: Mike Rose
Language: English
Publisher: Touchstone; Original edition (May 1, 1999)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1118 kb
FB2 size: 1664 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 929
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I bought this book for a college class on literacy studies. Mike Rose documents his literacy journey in the US, being an immigrant and all. It tells a powerful story of the educational challenges of students of colors, immigrant students, and students from all sorts of backgrounds.
I read this book in a college class when I was studying to become a teacher. I made it a habit to read it every year before school begins to remind me to really see my students and reach out to them so that they don't slip between the cracks. This is an inspirational and instructional text, and I recommend it to every teacher.
This was the assigned text for English 300. It's a good book where Mike Rose chronicles his own educational experiences inside and outside academia. He has some great insights about the human experience and reveals some embarrassing anecdotes about himself along the way. It is hard to sum up this book concisely, but I would recommend this book for anyone in and around education. However, in my opinion the last sections of the book were not as enjoyable. What I found especially repetitive in the last sections were his thoughts on, and experiences with pedagogy, perhaps it is because I cannot relate to that aspect at least not yet (hopefully) but likely Rose wanted to make sure his readers did not miss his thoughts on it. This book revealed to me many small insights, the best section is found on page 95.
Mike Rose grew up under-educated and placed in a tracking system in his school that almost doomed him to a live of unfulfillment. Only because he was able to be de-tracked and helped by a caring teacher, did he escape the vocational dead-end he was headed for. This is a powerful book about moving beyond what educational bureaucracy has in store for many of our poor children, who, because of their poverty or life circumstances are pre-judged not to be worth educating. I suggest the reader also read Frank McCourt's biography of his life as a teacher, "Teacher man." McCourt taught in NYC vocational schools for 30 years and the two books compliment each other in perspective.
An Excellent autobiographical book that emphasizes the importance of teaching and mentoring disadvantaged students
I read this book because I was interested in literacy education. This is hands down, one of the best and most interesting books I have ever read on education in general. I strongly recommend this book for anyone who is interested in teaching literacy or remedial education or will be working with such students. Rose's achievements with students was acceptional and successful. Rose debunks a lot of stereotypes and educational fallacies on literacy and remedial students, as he was placed in such courses himself. This is truly an amazing book of one man's journey to become an educator as well as challenging and redefining educational problems. I will be reading this book again and more of Rose's work to learn more to be an outstanding teacher.
Great book ar great price
Read this for a college class and was pleasantly surprised at how I actually liked the book. It really walked you through the life of an inner city teacher and the struggles they face. Highly recommend for anyone going in to teaching.