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Question Everything. The Rise of AVID as America's Largest College Readiness Program

How AVID levels the playing field, helping underserved students come out ahead In Question Everything, award-winning education writer Jay Mathews presents the stories and winning strategies behind the Advancement Via Individual Determination program (AVID). With the goal of preparing students for the future– whether that future includes college or not – AVID teaches students the personal management skills that will help them survive and thrive. Focused on time management, presentation, and cooperation, the AVID program leads not only to impressive educational outcomes, but also to young adults prepared for life after school. This book tells the stories of AVID educators, students, and families to illustrate how and why the program works, and demonstrates how teachers can employ AVID's strategies with their own students. Over the past thirty years, AVID has grown from a single teacher's practice to an organization serving 400,000 middle- and high-school students in 47 states and 16 countries. Question Everything describes the ideas and strategies behind the upward trajectory of both the program and the students who take part. Learn which foundational skills are emphasized for future success Discover how AVID teaches personal management skills in the academic context Contrast AVID student outcomes with national averages Consider implementing AVID concepts and techniques into current curricula As college readiness becomes a top priority for the Federal Government, the Gates Foundation, and other influential organizations, AVID's track record stands out as one of success. By leveling the playing field and introducing«real-world» realities early on, the program teaches students skills that help them in the workplace and beyond.

Издательство: "John Wiley&Sons Limited (USD)"

ISBN: 9781119039440

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Jay Mathews

Jay Mathews (born April 5, 1945, in Long Beach, California) is an author, education reporter and online columnist with the "Washington Post". Mathews attended Hillsdale High School in San Mateo, California, Occidental and Harvard College and is a Vietnam veteran. He started at the Post in 1971, writing news reports and books about China, disability rights, the stock market, and several educational topics. Mathews won the 1999 Benjamin Fine Award for Outstanding Education Reporting for both features and column writing. His column "Class Struggles" appears weekly on the online version of the Post.

Mathew's book "Escalante: The Best Teacher in America" traces Jaime Escalante's career from his native Bolivia to Garfield High School in East Lost Angeles, where he taught advanced mathematics courses to disadvantaged high school students, mostly Latino. Escalante's story was the subject of the film "Stand and Deliver", which starred Edward James Olmos.

"Class Struggle: What's Wrong (and Right) with America's Best Public High Schools", was published in March 1998. It explored elite American public high schools and criticized the selection process that offers advanced Advanced Placement Program (AP) studies to only the top students. His rating system for high schools, the Challenge Index, is used by the "Washington Post" and "Newsweek" magazine annually to rank U.S. high schools. Other books explore the Ivy League admissions system, and the growth of International Baccalaureate programs and their effect on academic improvement.

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* [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/linkset/2005/03/24/LI2005032400611.html/ Class Struggle online column]

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