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Shadow Children: Understanding Educationís #1 Problem

reviewed by Crystal England - April 02, 2007

coverTitle: Shadow Children: Understanding Educationís #1 Problem
Author(s): Anthony Dallmann-Jones
Publisher: RLD Publications, Lancaster
ISBN: 0978761006 , Pages: 206, Year: 2006
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In his newest book, Shadow Children: Understanding Education’s #1 Problem, Dr. Anthony Dallmann-Jones uses the words, “We must develop an unbridled, unstoppable, impassioned, intelligent, and persistent effort” (p. 46) on behalf of students who are labeled “at-risk” in their educational environments. Throughout the book, Dallmann-Jones seeks to establish and maintain a passionate esprit de corps on behalf of disenfranchised students. He uses a blend of startling statistics, hard core case studies, and constructive, readily applicable formulas for success to chide and encourage educators to not let any youth, but particularly at-risk youth, slip into the shadows. His philosophy of “pay now or pay more later” is a recurrent theme in the book, backed by factual evidence and unwavering conviction. Within the first few pages of the book, Dallmann-Jones discusses the creation of shadow children. The term “shadow child” refers to a student who is “at-risk”; the definition of “at-risk” itself is... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: April 02, 2007
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14050, Date Accessed: 4/20/2021 6:37:55 AM

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  • Crystal England
    Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization
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    CRYSTAL ENGLAND, MSE, is a special education administrator in Palatine, IL. She is the author of three books, Divided We Fail: Issues of Equity in American Schools, Uphill Both Ways: Helping Students Who Struggle in School, and None of Our Business: Why Business Models Don't Work in Schools.
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