Thursday, October 10, 2013

Helping our students: Strategy one

Richland's A Framework for Understanding Poverty professional development series is underway again, with this year's sessions highlighting ways in which concepts from Ruby Payne's book have impacted the Richland campus.

The library wants to support this endeavor by helping faculty, staff, and administrators find the articles featured in Payne's companion book Research-Based Strategies: Narrowing the Achievement Gap for Under-Resourced Students.

Research-Based Strategies was introduced during the second year of the professional development program; it offers a grid-like bibliography of 57 strategies to help struggling students with issues from having limited reading skills to not meeting deadlines to struggling with math. 

Many of the bibliography's articles and titles are readily available via the open Internet (no log on) or via one of our subscription library databases (require log on). Articles that you can easily access have linked titles, while material that is harder to get is followed by links to alternate access. Some may be available via interlibrary loan, while some may be available for purchase. If you have any questions about accessing material, please let us know at

The bibliography is a long one, so it will be posted in sections. Here is the first installment.

Strategy One: Part One (page 53)

Behrmann, M., & Jerome, M.K. (2002). Assistive technology for students with mild disabilities: Update 2002 (Report No. ED463595). Retrieved from ERIC database.

Bloom, B. Human characteristics and school learning. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1976. Print. (Request through interlibrary loan or find a library.)

Farbman, D., & Kaplan, C. (2005). Time for a change: The promise of extended-time schools for promoting student achievement. Retrieved September 16, 2013, from Massachusetts 2020 website:

Gladwell, M. (2008). Outliers: The story of success. New York: Little, Brown.
(Located in the Richland Main Collection at BF 637 .S8 G 533 2008.)

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