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Creating the Climate for Dynamic Schools to Foster Dynamic Classrooms Where the Dignity to Teach and Learn Differently is Celebrated

by Oscar J. Underwood, PH.D.

Pages: 138

Dimensions: 6 x 9

  • RELIGION - Inspirational
  • EDUCATION - General

Type : Paperback

ISBN : 9781607910275

Price : $14.49

Type : Hardcover

ISBN : 9781607910282

Price : $22.99

In 1998, Dr. Oscar J. Underwood appeared before the
United States Congressional Committee on Small Businesses to testify regarding
his proven strategies for maximizing competence and scholastic achievement
among K-12 students. This book summarizes these strategies. Here, Dr. Underwood
outlines methods for creating learning environments that engage students’
entire person and unlock their inherent power to achieve exponentially. 

Dr. Oscar
Dowdell-Underwood is a pastor, educator, activist, author, motivational speaker
and public intellectual. In 1982, he left a career in suburban education to
accept a principalship at a failing, low-income, inner-city elementary school.
There, he dared to lead a team of dedicated teachers who together proved that
achievement is not a matter of race or economics, but passion and
determination. Within one year of implementing what is known as the “Underwood
Model,” students' achievement scores, engagement, and perceptions of mattering
skyrocketed and student violence and apathy plummeted. These students, who were
among some of the lowest achievers in the nation, were now performing at unprecedented
levels. After 41 years later, his life’s work is still centered on educating
students and eradicating educational inequalities and disenfranchisement. He is
the founder and President of Cornerstone Christian College Preparatory
School International and Cornerstone Christian Bible College International.
Dr. Oscar Dowdell-Underwood’s
work has resulted in many distinctions, including being named the first African
American Indiana Teacher of the Year in 1977. He is a sought-after conference
speaker and education consultant. He is also politically active – challenging educational
policies that marginalize students, particularly poor and minority students. He
believes that all children deserve the dignity of an excellent education. Dr.
Dowdell-Underwood most enjoys the time he spends teaching. His unyielding
commitment to education and human development has made an unparalleled positive
impact on the hundreds of students who affectionately refer to him as“Doc.” 

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