Who are the won't learners? They are the students who fail to succeed in the traditional elementary, middle, and high schools. What can educators do to reconnect with the won't learner? Author Darlene Leiding has some positive approaches based on decades of experience and research with these at-risk students. She describes the many successful schools that are attracting the won't learners. Her book is about parents, teachers, and community members working together. It recommends an alternative way for the reader to look at the won't learner and how to change the way we teach them.
Darlene Leiding is principal and director of Special Education at Heart of the Earth Center for Indian Education Charter School, Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has been involved in the field of education for over 30 years, active in the charter school movement since its beginning and has special expertise in the realm of alternative education programs.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Foreword Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 1 A Brief History of the Reform Movement in Education Chapter 5 2 A Brief Description of Urban Education Chapter 6 3 Passion for Teaching: Role of the Teachers Chapter 7 4 Distrust of the System: Role of the Parents Chapter 8 5 Where Do We Begin? How Do We Journey Together? Chapter 9 6 Tips for Success Chapter 10 7 Success Stories Chapter 11 8 Where Do We Go from Here? Chapter 12 Bibliography Chapter 13 About the Author