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Bois, W. (2002). Does The Negro Need Separate Schools. In Du Bois on education (p. 328). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Freire, P. (2000). Pedagogy of the Oppressed (30th ed., p. 183). Bloomsbury Academic. Gay, G. (2000). Culturally responsive teaching theory, research, and practice. New York: Teachers College Press. Ladson-Billings, G. (2009). The Dreamkeepers Successful […]

The Importance of Culturally Relevant Teaching in Low-income Neighborhoods

Introduction Culturally relevant teaching is a pedagogy that empowers students intellectually, socially, emotionally, and politically by using cultural referents to impart knowledge, skills, and attitudes. It is not a matter of race, gender, or teaching style. Teachers with culturally relevant practices see themselves as part of the community and they encourage students to learn collaboratively. […]


Helping Youth Transition to Adulthood. (2013, April). Retrieved from Child Welfare Information Getaway: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/youth_transition.pdf Challenges in the Transition to Adulthood for Youth in Foster. (2004, October ). Retrieved from Network on Transitions to Adulthood: Policy Brief: http://transitions.s410.sureserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/chap-15-formatted.pdf Reuters, T. (2014). Foster Care: Background and History. Retrieved from FindLaw: http://family.findlaw.com/foster-care/foster-care-background-and-history.html History of Foster Care in the […]

Aging Out of Foster Care

Introduction: In today’s society, there are a lot of children that live in foster care. Children are placed into foster care due to many factors. These include parents being deceased, parents not being able to take care of them the way they are supposed to and some children being abused. Some children either go home […]

Autism: Using Play as a Way to Screen, Diagnose and Intervene on a Child’s Development

Introduction: According to research autism is a developmental disability that is triggered and onset when a child is at the age of two developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. This means that no two people with autism will have exactly the same symptoms. A child can be screened for autism as […]

Social Media: Effect on Body Image and Teenage Girls References

Media, Body Image, and Eating Disorders. (n.d.). Retrieved December 5, 2015, from https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/media-body-image-and-eating-disorders Teens Fact Sheet. (2012, May 21). Retrieved December 8, 2015, from http://www.pewinternet.org/fact-sheets/teens-fact-sheet/ Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015. (2015, April 8). Retrieved December 7, 2015, from http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/04/09/teens-social-media-technology-2015/ Levine, M., & Murnen, S. (2015). Media and Eating Disorders. In The Wiley Handbook […]

Social Media: Effect on Body Image and Teenage Girls

Introduction It is often debated whether the media influence teenage girls’ views of their body image. Teenage girl’s dissatisfaction towards their bodies has been associated to eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa can be caused by social, environmental, and psychological factors. Some researchers like Holmstrom (2004) state that factors such as personality […]

Domestic Violence and the Child References

References Chanmugam, A., & Teasley, M. L. (2014). What should school social workers know about children exposed to adult intimate partner violence? Oxford University Press / USA.  doi:10.1093/cs/cdu023 Eckenrode, J., & Laird, M. (1993). School performance and disciplinary problems among abused and neglected children. Developmental Psychology, 29(1), 53. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com.ez-proxy.brooklyn.cuny.edu:2048/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=9301140840&site=ehost-live Finkelhor, David, Heather Turner, […]

Domestic Violence and the Child

Introduction The issue this study will address is the impact of violence in the student’s home on their academic performance. To address this problem, the purpose of this study will be to identify signs that a child is experiencing violence in the home as well as how teachers and other adults in the student’s life […]

Special Needs and Programs

Introduction Special Education also known as Special Needs is the practice of educating students with special needs in a way that addresses their individual differences and needs. Classes designed for children who have special needs due to physical, mentally, social, emotional or learning problems. Due to these special requirements, students’ needs which cannot be met […]

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