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Author Thomas, Janet Y., 1968-

Title Educating drug-exposed children : the aftermath of the crack-baby crisis / Janet Y. Thomas
Published New York : RoutledgeFalmer, 2004


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 151 pages)
Contents Poor urban drug-abusing women and crack babies : the making of an epidemic. The policy paradox : responding to prenatal drug abuse -- Drug-exposed children and development : what has the research taught us? -- The politics of at-risk : drug affected children and educational policy. Educating drug-affected children. Identifying a cracked foundation : teacher observations -- Healing the crack in their world : education and drug-affected children -- Appendix A : Data collection instrument -- Appendix B : Demographic information -- Appendix C : Survey/questionnaire results
Summary This topical new book brings together a previously neglected perspective to bear on the problem of prenatal drug exposure in the US. At the heart of the book is a series of interviews with public schoolteachers concerning the challenges entailed in educating children from substance abuse backgrounds. It covers their learning and behavioural problems, learning styles and effective instructional strategies and addresses questions of policy, such as the need for special education programs in public schools. This is the first book to use teachers' experiences as a resource for understanding how prenatal drug exposure affects the development of children and how social construction of the problem influences perceptions of these children within the school environment
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-136) and index
Notes English
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Subject Children of prenatal substance abuse -- Education -- United States
EDUCATION -- Special Education -- Mental disabilities.
Children of prenatal substance abuse -- Education
United States
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003069773
ISBN 0203998022