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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. […]

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

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

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 […]

The Voices of Youth Offenders

  Introduction Initially the Juvenile Justice System was created in order to protect children and become  a surrogate parent for children who didn’t have a support system at home. It was intended to deter children from becoming adult criminals and help rehabilitate those who were already on the “wrong” path. According to Mears, D., Pickett, […]

Child Labor – An Intergenerational Perspective

Often when people think of child labor they are transported to a third world country where children are victimized, abused, and denied basic human rights. But the truth is that child labor isn’t just a third world issue; it impacts the lives of children and youth here in the United States.  As a team we […]

The Effects of Physical Education on Academic Achievement

Introduction We all know that being physically active is vital for our health and our lives. Engaging in physical activity is important to prevent obesity, lowering the risk of acquiring Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic diseases (White House Let’s Move campaign, 2015). Recent studies show that youth today are not getting the […]

Child Abuse in New York City

Heading 1 The topic we decided to focus on is “Child Abuse in New York City” The reason we narrowed down our topic to child abuse in NYC specifically because we plan on educating children in NYC. What we want to focus on is the fact that poverty is a contributing factor in child abuse, […]

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