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Zehr, Mary Ann – American Educator, 2018
Professional educators--in the classroom, library, counseling center, or anywhere in between--share one overarching goal: ensuring all students receive the rich, well-rounded education they need to be productive, engaged citizens. In this regular feature, the work of professional educators is explored--their accomplishments and their…
Descriptors: Immigrants, English Language Learners, Class Activities, Self Expression
Riener, Joseph F. – American Educator, 2016
A liberal arts education can teach young people the habits of mind to enable them to thoughtfully consider how they want to spend their lives. It can also establish the connection between one's self and others, what we call empathy. With insight and understanding, the liberal arts can teach students that education is a matter of the head and the…
Descriptors: Literature, High School Students, English Instruction, Advanced Placement
American Educator, 2016
More than 60 years after the ruling in "Brown v. Board of Education" was handed down, its promise remains unfulfilled. In many respects, America's public schools continue to be "separate and unequal." Indeed, the growing resegregation of American schools by race and ethnicity, compounded by economic class segregation, has…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Ethnic Diversity, Minority Group Teachers, Minority Group Students
Glass, Roger S. – American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 1991
Describes four mentoring programs: Atlanta's Project Success; and in Washington, D.C., Mentors Inc., the Community of Hope, and the Futures 500 Club. Most are school-based programs providing guidance and inspiration in a one-to-one relationship. The best programs also provide training for mentors. (DM)
Descriptors: Black Students, Counseling, High School Students, Mentors