Dr. Ivery provides an insightful and eloquent analysis for making reading a part of the everyday life and culture of parents and children. The Wonder of Words is able to draw upon established models of literacy and explain them in ways that are accessible and directly applicable to the reality of childrens lives and to new ways of teaching that are transforming K-12 education. This book outlines practices to help guide parents and children on how to successfully incorporate reading with technology, something we increasingly face in the digital age.
Dr. Ivery focuses on key areas sure to inspire reading, improve educational outcomes, and nurture family relationships. He first focuses on the connections between reading and childrens imaginations to open up new ways for kids to think about reading as an exciting activity they can share with each other.
For adults, Dr. Ivery links the importance of building a culture of reading with their children and how that relates with the challenges an educational system can present so that the act of reading develops in organic response to advancing responsibilities and curriculum requirements the real world brings.
About the Author
Dr. Curtis L. Ivery has been Chancellor of Wayne County Community College District since 1995. The multi-campus, culturally diverse District in metropolitan Detroit serves thousands of students in Wayne County, and is a focal point for community issues and solutions. Thus, he sees the challenges of urban youth at every level. More importantly, he champions their success and has become a nationally recognized leader in education, urban affairs, and male parenting.
Recognizing that professional success begins with the role parents play in instilling the necessary characteristics and value to achieve such, Dr. Ivery has made it his personal mission to educate, inspire, and actively engage African American males in the parenting process.
The author of several books and hundreds of articles on urban affairs and education, Dr. Ivery continues his quest to strengthen communities by rebuilding the family unit and the values that create and hold them together.
Dr. Ivery resides in Detroit, Michigan.