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David L. Kirp, Steven Epstein
David L. Kirp, Steven Epstein. While the American public has heard pieces of the Ryan White story, the author provides a detailed, moving report on that first national case, and then describes other cases in other communities across the country.
He is widely published, and has written three books, Learning By Heart: AIDS and Schoolchildren in America's Communities, with David L. Kirp, Marlene Strong Franks .
The book won the C. Wright Mills Award for the best first book published by a sociologist and the Rachel Carson Prize of the Society for Social Studies of Science.
Learning By Heart book. Kirp, professor of public policy at UC Berkeley, perceives these diverse cases as a metaphor for "how we govern ourselves," particularly how life-and-death issues must be confronted in a democracy. This is an enlightened, compassionate book.
Kirp's book describes experiences of children in communities, large and small, caught in the interface of school and HIV infection, from 1985 to 1987
Kirp's book describes experiences of children in communities, large and small, caught in the interface of school and HIV infection, from 1985 to 1987. The children were Black, White, and Latino, of preschool to high school age, of diverse parental circumstances, and involved with HIV infection congenitally, sexually, or from blood replacement products. The stories of David, Jamie, Marcus, Mark, Ndebe, both Ryans, and two unnamed children contribute an essential background to the survey and "Guidelines
This book should be read by every parent and anyone concerned about the impact of AIDS in the schools and neighborhoods of America". Cleve Jones, The Names Project.
This book should be read by every parent and anyone concerned about the impact of AIDS in the schools and neighborhoods of America". Reads like a book of superb short stories. an ever-deepening look at the innermost realities of American society". Robert N. Bellah, co-author of Habits of the Heart.
Kirp, David L. & Epstein, Steven. Book, Online - Google Books. Kirp, David L. Description. New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, c1989 304 p. ; 24 cm. Learning by heart : AIDS and schoolchildren in America's communities. New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press. and Epstein, Steven. Learning by heart : AIDS and schoolchildren in America's communities, David L. Kirp, with Steven Epstein. Rutgers University Press New Brunswick 1989. Australian/Harvard Citation.
David Kirp writes a highly readable, sensible book that makes the case for investing in public schools and supporting solid tried-and-true educational improvement programs and the administrators who lead them. His book focuses on a long term observational study he undertook in one small urban school district- Union City, NJ. Over many chapters he details how Union City is succeeding in improving learning for the highly impoverished students who live there, by building its program from a strong pre-school program on up.
From Publishers Weekly)School-age children who carry the AIDS virus present unique problems.
For David Kirp, a gifted storyteller and journalist, the concept of community stretches beyond a cliched figure of speech to describe what happens when people make decisions that reshape one another's lives. He has collected a fascinating variety of such stories from across America to re-create the immediate experience of community-tales that signify in their particulars, giving meaning to the much bandied-about idea of civic virtue. They paint a rich picture of how, for better and for worse, Americans live together.