Supporting Muslim Students: A Guide to Understanding the Diverse Issues of Today's Classroom
Terri L. Rodriguez, Laura Mahalingappa, and Nihat Polat
This book provides school professionals - including teachers, principals, counselors, psychologists, and administrators - with a practical guide for supporting Muslim students in PK-12 schools. It is important that school professionals are culturally responsive and understand students’ backgrounds in planning effective instruction and creating safe schools. However, in the post-9/11 world, negative biases and stereotypes permeate mainstream discourses. Muslim students and their families often find themselves in conflict with school practices, procedures, and policies and do not often find themselves represented in the curriculum. This book provides a practical guide to the important issues that may impact the lives and education of Muslim students. This books give essential information about Islam and Muslim students from authentic perspectives. This text will support teachers and other school professionals in their advocacy for all students to provide equitable and just educational opportunities for all students. Beyond basics such as food and clothing requirement, this text advocates for the implementation of anti-bias pedagogy for diverse learners. Through school-based vignettes and case studies, we situate experiences of Muslim students in lived realities and help school professionals think deeply and critically about who their students are and how to engage their experiences in the curriculum
Families and Health (Second Edition)
Janet R. Grochowski
This interdisciplinary text examines five different components of family health--biology, behavior, social-cultural circumstances, the environment, and health care--and the ways they affect the abilities of family members to perform well in their homes, workplaces, and communities. Special awareness is paid to health disparities among individuals, families, groups, regions, and nations. The author discusses how health of individual families influences our local, national, and global communities. Families and Health argues that family health is not a privilege for the few, but a personal, national, and global right and responsibility.
Knock Until the Dog Barks: An Adventure in Puerto Vallarta
D. E. Brobst
[Fiction.] Watch the sparks fly, as a Minneapolis mom and her daughter vacation in the sexy tourist hotspot Puerto Vallarta.
Some American vacationers find themselves entangled in Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone, a place where tourists can find exceptional dining, exciting nightlife, and spectacular sunsets. When the mother and daughter arrive after a family wedding in Minneapolis, the daughter rebels against her over-protective mother. She wants to frolic in the Romantic Zone, where a local waiter falls for her. Adding to the scene, her brother’s college roommate also shows up, so he could avoid being best man at the wedding. And the happy couple? They were supposed to be honeymooning in Aruba.
See what happens when those spectacular sunsets culminate in moonlit nights. Lives and secrets unravel, as everyone who wasn’t supposed to be in Puerto Vallarta shows up. Knock until the Dog Barks is howling good fun!
Families with Futures: Family Studies into the 21st Century (Second Edition)
Janet R. Grochowski and Meg Wilkes Karraker
Noted for its interdisciplinary approach to family studies, Families with Futures provides an engaging, contemporary look at the discipline's theories, methods, essential topics, and career opportunities. Featuring strong coverage of theories and methods, readers explore family concepts and processes through a positive prism. Concepts are brought to life through striking examples from everyday family life and cutting-edge scholarship. Throughout, families are viewed as challenged but resilient.
Families and Health
Janet R. Grochowski
This interdisciplinary text examines five different components of family health--biology, behavior, social-cultural circumstances, the environment, and health care--and the ways they affect the abilities of family members to perform well in their homes, workplaces, and communities.
Families with Futures: A Survey of Family Studies for the 21st Century
Meg Wilkes Karraker and Janet R. Grochowski
Families With Futures,offers a fresh approach to the study of families in everyday life. Learners are presented with an opportunity to explore not only "what was" but "what could be" for today's families, through a positive prism—families as dynamic, evolving organisms, and the family members as creative and resilient.
They Came to Teach: The Story of Sisters Who Taught in Parochial Schools and Their Contribution to Elementary Education in Minnesota
Annabelle Raiche CSJ and Ann Marie Biermaier OSB
The participants in the Shared Story Project are pleased to present They Came to Teach, their written account of the contributions of women religious to the education of children in Minnesota.
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