A Hope in the Unseen

A Hope in the Unseen

In this updated edition, A Hope in the Unseen chronicles Cedric’s odyssey during his last two years of high school, follows him through his difficult first year at Brown, and tells the story of his subsequent successes in college and the ...

Author: Ron Suskind

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307763082

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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It is 1993, and Cedric Jennings is a bright and ferociously determined honor student at Ballou, a high school in one of Washington D.C.’s most dangerous neighborhoods, where the dropout rate is well into double digits and just 80 students out of more than 1,350 boast an average of B or better. At Ballou, Cedric has almost no friends. He eats lunch in a classroom most days, plowing through the extra work he has asked for, knowing that he’s really competing with kids from other, harder schools. Cedric Jennings’s driving ambition–which is fully supported by his forceful mother–is to attend a top-flight college. In September 1995, after years of near superhuman dedication, he realizes that ambition when he begins as a freshman at Brown University. In this updated edition, A Hope in the Unseen chronicles Cedric’s odyssey during his last two years of high school, follows him through his difficult first year at Brown, and now tells the story of his subsequent successes in college and the world of work. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Categories: Social Science

The Oxford Handbook of Oral History

The Oxford Handbook of Oral History

Ron Suskind, A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to
the Ivy League (New York: Broadway Books, 1998). 34. Leon Dash, Rosa Lee: A
Mother and Her Family in Urban America (New York: Basic Books, 1996). 35.

Author: Donald A. Ritchie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195339550

Category: History

Page: 542

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The Oxford Handbook of Oral History brings together forty authors on five continents to address the evolution of oral history, the impact of digital technology, the most recent methodological and archival issues, and the application of oral history to both scholarly research and public presentations.
Categories: History

IMPROVING SCHOOLS FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS

IMPROVING SCHOOLS FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS

The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life. New York: The
Free Press. Hilliard III, A.G. (1992). ... A hope in the unseen: An American
odyssey from the inner city to the Ivy league. New York: Broadway. Torrance, E. (
1977).

Author: Sheryl J. Denbo

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398083656

Category: Academic achievement

Page: 288

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Improving Schools for African American Students is designed to provide educational leaders with a better understanding of how to recognize the diversity of strengths that Black students bring with them to school and how to use these strengths to improve achievement. The articles contained in this book discuss generic education issues such as policy reform, the importance of high quality teaching, and the improvement of schools from the perspective of the academic achievement of African American students. Part I explores institutional racism in the context of America's public schools and provides suggestions for educational leaders to eliminate harmful policies and practices within educational institutions and settings. Part II discusses the kinds of institutional and instructional changes that are needed to support successful schooling of African American children and youth. Part III focuses on the challenges presented to African American students by the current high stakes testing environment that surrounds standards, assessment, and accountability. A review of the literature on schools that have succeeded in improving achievement for African American students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels with districts moving towards narrowing the achievement gap is included. This text examines a wide variety of policies, programs, practices, and research that will provide valuable insight. The emphasis throughout the book is on the ability of educators to successfully restructure their schools, offer high quality teaching and learning standards for African American students and to make the kinds of changes that will result in high achievement for all students.
Categories: Academic achievement

Saving Our Cities

Saving Our Cities

A Progressive Plan to Transform Urban America William W. Goldsmith. State
Budget Crisis ... “For Schools, Lottery Payoffs Fall Short of Promises.” New York ...
A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy
League.

Author: William W. Goldsmith

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501706035

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

View: 625

Saving Our Cities -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Looking Upstream -- 1. Cities as Political Targets -- 2. Cities as Budget-Cutting Targets -- 3. Troubled City Schools -- 4. Options for City Schools -- 5. The Paradox of Plenty -- 6. Drugs, Prisons, and Neighborhoods -- 7. Drug-War Politics -- Democracy, Inequality, Urban Policy -- Notes -- References -- Index
Categories: Architecture

Keeping College Within Reach

Keeping College Within Reach

(2003). Harvard Schmarvard: Getting beyond the Ivy League to the college that is
best for you. Roseville, CA: Prima Publishing. ... A hope in the unseen: An
American odyssey from the inner city to the Ivy League. New York: Broadway
Books.

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and the Workforce. Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D036527538

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 61

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Categories: Education, Higher

Becoming a Therapist

Becoming a Therapist

Out of America: A Black man confronts Africa. ... A hope in the unseen: An
American odyssey from the inner city to the Ivy League. New York, NY: Broadway
Books. Takaki, R. (1993). A different mirror: A history of multicultural America.
Boston ...

Author: Thomas M. Skovholt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118178195

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 907

Praise for Becoming a Therapist "This resource is filled with practical and personal advice, relevant stories, and examples, and reads more like help from a friend than a typical textbook." —Roberta L. Nutt, PhD, ABPP, Visiting Professor and Training Director, Counseling Psychology Program, University of Houston "Ah, now this is the book I wish had been available when I entered the field. Tom Skovholt has defined the initial experiences and followed the process through to the culmination of the therapeutic experience in a truly great book. Becoming a Therapist is a major contribution to our field." —Arthur (Andy) M. Horne, Dean and Distinguished Research Professor, College of Education, The University of Georgia; President-Elect, Society of Counseling Psychology "Becoming a Therapist's informal style is accessible and engaging and yet soundly grounded in evidence and in the wisdom Skovholt has developed through his career-long research on psychotherapists and their development." —Rodney K. Goodyear, PhD, Professor, School of Education, University of Redlands; Emeritus Professor of Education (Counseling Psychology), University of Southern California Essential guidance for mental health professionals navigating the start of their helping careers Written for those entering a career in the helping professions, Becoming a Therapist: On the Path to Mastery explores the therapeutic career path for new practitioners, painting a vivid portrait of the novice therapist's journey. This practical book guides you in using the helping relationship to improve the lives of others, whether your chosen profession is in counseling, clinical psychology, social work, school counseling, addictions counseling, family therapy, medicine, community counseling, pastoral counseling, or academic advising. Destined to become the resource every new practitioner turns to again and again, Becoming a Therapist prepares you for the reality of what it means to be a beginning therapist, with relevant discussion of: The fifteen indispensable qualities of every mental health professional The unfolding practitioner self Self-care for burnout prevention and resiliency development The importance of culturally competent practice to practitioner expertise Practice, research/theory, and personal life: the practitioner's learning triangle The significance of peer relationships in the novice experience Steeped in author Thomas Skovholt's years of experience, Becoming a Therapist thoroughly and clearly illustrates the excitement, intensity, anxiety—and, ultimately, the satisfaction—you can expect as a helping professional.
Categories: Psychology

Falling Through the Cracks

Falling Through the Cracks

Conceptions of modern psychiatry. Washington, DC: William Alanson White
Psychiatric Foundation. Suskind, R. (1998). A hope in the unseen: An American
odyssey from the inner city to the Ivy League. New York, NY: Random House.
Wilson ...

Author: Joan Berzoff

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231521819

Category: Psychology

Page: 632

View: 118

Psychodynamic theory and practice are often misunderstood as appropriate only for the worried well or for those whose problems are minimal or routine. Nothing could be further from the truth. This book shows how psychodynamically informed, clinically based social care is essential to working with individuals whose problems are both psychological and social. Each chapter addresses populations struggling with structural inequities, such as racism, classism, and discrimination based on immigrant status, language differences, disability, and sexual orientation. The authors explain how to provide psychodynamically informed assessment and practice when working with those suffering from mental illness, addiction, homelessness, and cognitive, visual, or auditory impairments, as well as people in prisons, in orphanages, and on child welfare. The volume supports the idea that becoming aware of ourselves helps us understand ourselves: a key approach for helping clients contain and name their feelings, deal with desire and conflict, achieve self-regulation and self-esteem, and alter attachment styles toward greater agency and empowerment. Yet autonomy and empowerment are not birthrights; they are capacities that must be fostered under optimal clinical conditions. This collection uses concepts derived from drive theory, ego psychology, object relations, trauma theory, attachment theory, self psychology, relational theories, and intersubjectivity in clinical work with vulnerable and oppressed populations. Contributors are experienced practitioners whose work with vulnerable populations has enabled them to elicit and find common humanity with their clients. The authors consistently convey respect for the considerable strength and resilience of the populations with whom they work. Emphasizing both the inner and social structural lives of client and clinician and their interacting social identities, this anthology uniquely realizes the complexity of clinical practice with diverse populations.
Categories: Psychology

The Gatekeepers

The Gatekeepers

“Using Synonyms for Race, College Strives for Diversity,” New York Times,
December 8, 2002, p. A1. Suskind, Ron, A Hope in the Unseen: An American
Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League (New York: Broadway Books, 1999
).

Author: Jacques Steinberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101200315

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 649

In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college. "[The Gatekeepers] provides the deep insight that is missing from the myriad how-to books on admissions that try to identify the formula for getting into the best colleges...I really didn't want the book to end." —The New York Times
Categories: Education

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

A Hope in the Unseen : An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy
League , Broadway Books Mosle said Cedric ' s “ monumental efforts put to ( New
York City ) , 1998 . shame arguments against affirmative action . But one begins
to ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064382222

Category: Authors

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Categories: Authors

Building Mathematics Learning Communities

Building Mathematics Learning Communities

A hope in the unseen: An American odysseyfrom the inner city to the Ivy League.
New York: Broadway Books. Tanton, J. (2006). Math circles and olympiads. MSRI
asks: Is the US Coming ofAge? Notices ofthe American Mathematical Society, ...

Author: Erica N. Walker

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807771044

Category: Education

Page: 169

View: 823

“Opportunity to learn (OTL) factors interact and ultimately influence mathematics achievement. Many important OTL interactions take place in school settings. This volume provides insights into the role of peer interactions in the mathematics learning process. The analysis describes with a sense of purpose a topic that is typically overlooked in discussions of mathematics reform. The case study is an important contribution to the urban mathematics education literature.” —William F. Tate, Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis Drawing on perceptions, behaviors, and experiences of students at an urban high school—both high and low achievers—this timely book demonstrates how urban youth can be meaningfully engaged in learning mathematics. The author presents a “potential” model rather than a “deficit” model, complete with teaching strategies and best practices for teaching mathematics in innovative and relevant ways. This resource offers practical insights for pre- and inservice teachers and administrators on facilitating positive interactions, engagement, and achievement in mathematics, particularly with Black and Latino/a students. It also examines societal perceptions of urban students and how these affect teaching and learning, policies, and mathematics outcomes. Based on extensive research in urban high schools, the author identifies three key principles that must be understood for teachers and students to build strong mathematics communities. They are: Urban students want to be a part of academically challenging environments. Teachers and administrators can inadvertently create obstacles that thwart the mathematics potential of students. Educators can build on existing student networks to create collaborative and non-hierarchical communities that support mathematics achievement. Erica N. Walker is Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Categories: Education

Essentials of Young Adult Literature

Essentials of Young Adult Literature

A Hope in the Unseen : An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy
League . Random , 1999 . Ages 14 – 18 . The true story of an inner - city African -
American boy ' s effort to get into an Ivy League college . Taylor , Mildred . Roll of
 ...

Author: Carl M. Tomlinson

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015066817951

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 170

"Essentials of Young Adult Literature" Based on a genre approach to literature, this long-awaited book offers a comprehensive, clear, and succinct overview of adolescent literature. It includes recommended books listed by genre and topic, and engages readers by offering a thorough discussion of the major trends and issues affecting young adult literature such as censorship, the literary canon, and accountability. It provides clearly stated positions on the current issues affecting schools and literature. Written by well-known authors Carl Tomlinson and Carol Lynch-Brown, "Essentials of Young Adult Literature" places emphasis on reading a wide variety of young adult literature and addresses all types and formats of literature including novels, short stories, graphic novels, and picture books for older readers. In addition, notable authors are featured in each genre chapter and multicultural and international literature is integrated throughout the book and then treated more fully in its own chapter. Current and future teachers will appreciate the authors' practical strategies for connecting secondary school students with young adult books, such as how to select books that students will read and enjoy, how to motivate resistant readers to read, and how to develop text sets for classroom study across the curriculum. Readers will be equipped with the knowledge to use trade books as excellent teaching and learning materials and will not be limited to using textbooks alone. Key Features "Literature Across the Curriculum" features found in all genre chapters give examples of how young adult literature can help students and teachers in the content areas learn or present course content in a more interesting, memorable way. Extensive lists of recommended books briefly annotated with topics and age levels follow each genre chapter. One full chapter devoted to addressing the specific needs of resistant readers give middle and high school teachers much-needed strategies for addressing common obstacles to reading and for motivating students to read. Every chapter presents one to three charts with information about milestone books, history of specific genres, and research. Appendices feature Young Adult Book Award lists and YA Magazines, organized by content area and include ordering information. By the same authors Essentials of Children's Literature, Fifth Edition (c)2005, Allyn & Bacon, ISBN 0-205-42015-X For more information, please visit www.ablongman.com
Categories: Education

Library Journal

Library Journal

The values these people exhibit , Kasich argues , are the very values that can
end America's divisiveness and fulfill her ... Street Journal A HOPE IN THE
UNSEEN An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League Ron
Suskind Ron ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082964605

Category: Libraries

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Categories: Libraries

The Real Story

The Real Story

A Hope in the Unseen : An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy
League . New York : Broadway Books , 1998 ( 1999 ) . 373pp . ISBN
0767901266 . Suskind details the struggle of inner city student Cedric Jennings ,
whom he first ...

Author: Sarah Statz Cords

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015063333051

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 460

View: 525

Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Mennonite Quarterly Review

The Mennonite Quarterly Review

Take , for example , the observations that Ron Suskind has documented in his
book , Hope in the Unseen . ... Ron Suskind , A Hope in the Unseen : An
American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League ( New York : Broadway
Books ...

Author: Harold Stauffer Bender

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123434388

Category: Mennonited

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Categories: Mennonited

The high school journal

The high school journal

A hope in the unseen : An American odyssey from the inner city to the ivy league .
New York : Broadway . Wang , M. C. , & Gordon , E. W. ( Eds . ) ( 1994 ) .
Educational resilience in inner - city America . Mahwah , NJ : Lawrence Erlbaum .

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ISBN: UCAL:B5015797

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Cassette Books

Cassette Books

Everything You Need to Know about America's Jews and Their History RC 47499
by Roy A. Rosenberg read by David ... A Hope in the Unseen : An American
Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League RC 47795 by Ron Suskind read by
 ...

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754075480263

Category: Talking books

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Categories: Talking books

To Tell a New Story

To Tell a New Story

Achievement for African-American students: Strategies for the diverse classroom.
Bloomington, Indiana: National ... A hope in the unseen: An American odyssey
from the innercity to the Ivy League. New York: Broadway Books. Tatum, B.D. ...

Author: Jennifer Danridge Turner

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293024618914

Category: African American school children

Page:

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Categories: African American school children

The Evidence of Things Not Seen

The Evidence of Things Not Seen

The Atlantic Monthly . 284 , 44-54 . Suskind , R. ( 1996 ) . A hope in the unseen :
An American odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League . New York :
Broadway Books . Tedlock , B. ( 2000 ) . Ethnography and ethnographic
representation .

Author: Lucretia Pilissa Murphy

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058863534

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Adolescent Behavior

Adolescent Behavior

There are no children here : The story of two boys growing up in the other
America . New York : Anchor Books . Suskind , R . ( 1998 ) . A hope in the unseen
: An American odyssey from the inner city to the Ivy League . New York :
Broadway ...

Author: Elizabeth Aries

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124238606

Category: Psychology

Page: 580

View: 791

Adolescent Behavior: Readings and Interpretations comprises a varied, carefully chosen collection of writings by psychologists, historians, anthropologists, sociologists, psychoanalysts and adolescents themselves, to provide an in-depth understanding of the important developmental transition from childhood to adulthood. The readings range from theory to empirical research, from experimental to case studies, and from classic to contemporary writings. The background and interpretive essays by the editor aid the reader's understanding of adolescent behavior and the factors that shape it.Section One of the book explores adolescence in an historical and cross-cultural context. Sections Two through Six examine adolescent behavior as shaped by physiological maturation and cognitive growth, by the struggle for identity, and by the contexts provided by family, peers, school, and work. Section Seven examines three contemporary adolescent issues: gangs and violence, teenage pregnancy, and eating disorders. Section Eight explores the factors that mark the end of adolescence.These readings challenge widely held beliefs concerning adolescent behavior: Data and theories from the study of white middle class adolescents do not capture the scope of adolescent behavior in a socio-economically and racially diverse, multicultural society. Adolescent behavior takes different forms today, depending upon personal and demographic characteristics, and social-contextual factors.
Categories: Psychology

No Excuses

No Excuses

Lessons from 21 High-performing, High-poverty Schools Samuel Casey Carter.
Myers , David E . The Relationship ... A Hope in the Unseen : An American
Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League . New York : Broadway Books ,
1998 .

Author: Samuel Casey Carter

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113396043

Category: Education

Page: 121

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"All children can learn. The principals and schools profiled in this book have overcome the bureaucratic and cultural obstacles that keep low-income children behind in most public schools. No Excuses schools have created a culture of achievement among children whom most public schools would condemn to a life of failure."--Foreword, p. 1-2.
Categories: Education