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Description - The Bus Kids by Ira W. Lit

The Bus Kids offers a compelling and uniquely detailed examination of the experiences of kindergarten students in California participating in a voluntary school desegregation program. Ira Lit focuses on the day-to-day school life of a group of minority children bussed from their poor-performing home school district to an affluent neighboring district with high-performing schools. Through these kindergarteners' experiences, the book sensitively illuminates the processes of school transition, socialization, and adaptation, and addresses an array of important issues relating to American education. Lit acutely observes these "bus kids" and the quality of their social, emotional, cultural, and academic experiences. He presents a moving picture of the complexity of challenges, often unrecognized by teachers and parents, each young student confronted every day.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300105797
ISBN-10: 0300105797
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 3-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ira W. Lit

Ira W. Lit is assistant professor and director, Elementary Teacher Education Program, School of Education, Stanford University, and a former elementary school teacher. He lives in Menlo Park, CA.