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Women History MakersMarva CollinsSlide 3Slide 4Slide 5Slide 6Slide 7Marva Collins Program and MethodSlide 9Marva Collins QuotesSlide 11Slide 12Marva Collins’s BooksMarva Collins Online ResourcesLynn Cheney The Second LadyLynne Cheney and History EducationSlide 17Lynn Cheney PublicationsLynne Cheney PublicationsSlide 20Lynn CheneyDiane RavitchDiane RavitchSlide 24Diane Ravitch Published WorksSlide 26Diane Ravitch’s International InfluencesSlide 28Slide 29Slide 30Slide 31Slide 32Diane Ravitch QuotesSlide 34Slide 35Slide 36Slide 37Diane Ravitch Online ResourcesDeborah MeierSlide 40Deborah MeierSlide 42Slide 43Deborah Meier QuotesSlide 45Slide 46Slide 47Slide 48Slide 49Deborah Meier Online Resources1Women History Women History MakersMakersEDCI658EDCI658Fall 2006Fall 20062 Marva CollinsMarva Collins“The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another”3 Marva CollinsMarva CollinsGrew up in Atmore, Alabama at a time when Grew up in Atmore, Alabama at a time when segregation was the rule segregation was the rule Attended a school where Black people were not Attended a school where Black people were not permitted to use the public library, and her permitted to use the public library, and her schools had few books, and no indoor plumbing schools had few books, and no indoor plumbing Graduated from Clark College in Atlanta, Graduated from Clark College in Atlanta, GeorgiaGeorgiaShe taught school in Alabama for two years. She taught school in Alabama for two years. She moved to Chicago and taught in Chicago’s She moved to Chicago and taught in Chicago’s public school system for fourteen years.public school system for fourteen years.Dissatisfaction with the education received by Dissatisfaction with the education received by her two youngest children in prestigious her two youngest children in prestigious private schoolprivate school4 Marva CollinsMarva CollinsOpen her own school on the second floor of her Open her own school on the second floor of her home. home. She took the $5,000 balance in her school She took the $5,000 balance in her school pension fund and began her educational pension fund and began her educational program with an enrollment of her own two program with an enrollment of her own two children and four other neighborhood children and four other neighborhood youngstersyoungstersWestside Preparatory School was founded in Westside Preparatory School was founded in 1975 in Garfield Park, a Chicago inner-city area 1975 in Garfield Park, a Chicago inner-city area During the first year, Marva took in learning During the first year, Marva took in learning disabled, problem children and even one child disabled, problem children and even one child who had been labeled by Chicago public school who had been labeled by Chicago public school authorities as borderline retarded authorities as borderline retarded At the end of the first year, every child scored at At the end of the first year, every child scored at least five grades higherleast five grades higher5 Marva CollinsMarva CollinsCBS program, 60 minutes, visited her school twice CBS program, 60 minutes, visited her school twice The little girl who was labeled as borderline The little girl who was labeled as borderline retarded graduated from college Summa Cum retarded graduated from college Summa Cum Laude Laude Some Marva’s students entered the most Some Marva’s students entered the most prestigious universities in the country such as prestigious universities in the country such as Harvard, Stanford, and YaleHarvard, Stanford, and YaleShe was featured on Good Morning, America, She was featured on Good Morning, America, 20/20, Fox News, and many more programs 20/20, Fox News, and many more programs A made-for-television movie titled, A made-for-television movie titled, The Marva The Marva Collins StoryCollins Story starred Cicely Tyson and Morgan starred Cicely Tyson and Morgan Freeman first aired in1 1982, and is still Freeman first aired in1 1982, and is still presented on televisionpresented on television6 Marva CollinsMarva CollinsSome of her awards areSome of her awards areThe Jefferson Award for Benefiting the The Jefferson Award for Benefiting the DisadvantagedDisadvantaged The Humanitarian Award for Excellence The Humanitarian Award for Excellence Legendary Women of the World AwardLegendary Women of the World AwardMany honorary doctoral degrees from Many honorary doctoral degrees from universities such asuniversities such asAmherst, Dartmouth, Notre Dame, and Amherst, Dartmouth, Notre Dame, and Clark UniversityClark UniversityThe prestigious National Humanities The prestigious National Humanities Medal from President Bush in 2004Medal from President Bush in 20047 Marva CollinsMarva CollinsBusiness organizations she has spoken toBusiness organizations she has spoken toThe National Girl Scouts The National Girl Scouts The National Retailers Association The National Retailers Association The National Dairy Association The National Dairy Association The European Division of IBM The European Division of IBM Xerox CorporationXerox CorporationThe Million Dollar Roundtable The Million Dollar Roundtable The Young President’s Organization (YPO) The Young President’s Organization (YPO) The National Bankers’ AssociationThe National Bankers’ AssociationAnheuser-Busch,CAnheuser-Busch,CCoorsCoorsshe has trained executives of Long John she has trained executives of Long John Silvers. Silvers.8 Marva Collins Program and Marva Collins Program and MethodMethodHer educational program and method are Her educational program and method are based on the Socratic method emphasizing based on the Socratic method emphasizing logical analysis and sound reasoning skillslogical analysis and sound reasoning skillsHer reading materials deliver abstract ideasHer reading materials deliver abstract ideasShe encouraged multiple interpretations not She encouraged multiple interpretations not one correct answerone correct answerHer 4Her 4thth graders read Plato’ graders read Plato’ Republic Republic and and reflect on the big question: “what is reflect on the big question: “what is justice ?”justice ?”She reads all the materials to be given to She reads all the materials to be given to her students in advance and develops an her students in advance and develops an


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