Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education

Author: James A. Banks
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506320333
Format: PDF, ePub
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The diversity education literature, both nationally and internationally, is broad and diffuse. Consequently, there needs to be a systematic and logical way to organize and present the state of research for students and professionals. American citizens need to understand the dynamics of their increasingly diverse communities and institutions and the global world in which we live, work, and lead. With continually evolving information on diversity policies, practices, and programs, it is important to have one place where students, scholars, teachers, and policymakers can examine and explore research, policy, and practice issues and find answers to important questions about how diversity in U.S. education—enriched with theories, research and practices in other nations—are explained and communicated, and how they affect institutional change at both the K-12 and postsecondary levels. With about 700 signed entries with cross-references and recommended readings, the Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education (4 volumes, in both print and electronic formats) will present research and statistics, case studies, and best practices, policies, and programs at pre- and postsecondary levels. Diversity is a worldwide phenomenon, and while most of the entries in the Encyclopedia will focus on the United States, diversity issues and developments in nations around the world, including the United States, are intricately connected. Consequently, to illuminate the many aspects of diversity, this volume will contain entries from different nations in the world in order to illuminate the myriad aspects of diversity. From A-to-Z, this Encyclopedia will cover the full spectrum of diversity issues, including race, class, gender, religion, language, exceptionality, and the global dimensions of diversity as they relate to education. This four-volume reference work will be the definitive reference for diversity issues in education in the United States and the world.

Cultivating Racial and Linguistic Diversity in Literacy Teacher Education

Author: Marcelle M. Haddix
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131791337X
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Cultivating Racial and Linguistic Diversity in Literacy Teacher Education examines how English and literacy teacher education—a space dominated by White, English-monolingual, middle class perspectives—shapes the experiences of preservice teachers of color and their construction of a teacher identity. Significant and timely, this book focuses attention on the unique needs and perspectives of racially and linguistically diverse preservice teachers in the field of literacy and English education and offers ways to improve teacher training to better meet the needs of preservice teachers from all racial, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds. These changes have the potential to diversify the teacher force and cultivate teachers who bring rich racial, cultural, and linguistic histories to the field of teaching.

Child Cultures Schooling and Literacy

Author: Anne Haas Dyson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317567226
Format: PDF, Docs
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Through analysis of case studies of young children (ages 3 to 8 years), situated in different geographic, cultural, linguistic, political, and socioeconomic sites on six continents, this book examines the interplay of childhoods, schooling, and, literacies. Written language is situated within particular childhoods as they unfold in school. A key focus is on children’s agency in the construction of their own childhoods. The book generates diverse perspectives on what written language may mean for childhoods. Looking at variations in the complex relationships between official (curricular) visions and unofficial (child-initiated) visions of relevant composing practices and appropriate cultural resources, it offers, first, insight into how those relationships may change over time and space as children move through early schooling, and, second, understanding of the dynamics of schools and the experience of childhoods through which the local meaning of school literacy is formulated. Each case—each child in a particular sociocultural site—does not represent an essentialized nation or a people but, rather, a rich, processual depiction of childhood being constructed in particular local contexts and the role, if any, for composing.

Dimensions of Literacy

Author: Stephen B. Kucer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135055106
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This popular text, now in its fourth edition, “unpacks” the various dimensions of literacy—linguistic and other sign systems; cognitive; sociocultural; and developmental—and at the same time accounts for the interrelationships among them. Distinguished by its examination of literacy from a multidimensional and interdisciplinary perspective, it provides a strong conceptual foundation upon which literacy curriculum and instruction in school settings can be grounded. Linking theory and research to practice in an understandable, user-friendly manner, the text provides in-depth coverage of the dimensions of literacy, includes demonstrations and “hands-on” activities, examines authentic reading and writing events that reflect key concepts, and summarizes the concepts in tables and figures. Changes in the Fourth Edition • Addresses academic language, new literacies/multiliteracies, and their relationship to literacy learning • More fully develops the developmental dimension of literacy in separate chapters on adult mediation and learner construction • Expands the discussion of multimodal literacies • Extends and integrates the discussion of bilingualism and biliteracy throughout the text • Integrates instructional implications more fully throughout

The Brothers and Sisters Learn to Write

Author: Anne Haas Dyson
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807742805
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Here, Anne Dyson traces the influence of a wide-ranging set of "textual toys" from children's lives - church and hip-hop songs, rap music, movies, TV, traditional jump-rope rhymes, the words of professional sports announcers and radio deejays - upon school learning and writing.

Understanding Language and Literacy Development

Author: Xiao-lei Wang
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118885902
Format: PDF, Docs
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Understanding Language and Literacy Development: DiverseLearners in the Classroom offers effective supportingstrategies to address the cultural and linguistic diversity ofstudents in contemporary classrooms. Discusses learners with different linguisticabilities—infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, andadolescence—by suggesting effective ways to reach them basedon their strengths and needs Emphasizes language and literacy supporting strategies in avariety of everyday classroom settings Includes activities and questions to motivate readers to thinkand develop their own perspectives on language and literacydevelopment Considers a variety of different language acquisitionexperiences, including monolingual, multilingual, and languageimpairment Discusses different types of literacies, including digital andhypertext Connects language and literacy development to identity andmotivation to contextualize learning styles for pre-serviceteachers Supported by a companion website that includes additionalresources such as PowerPoint presentations by chapter and a summaryof relevant information from the Common Core K–12 EnglishLanguage Arts Standards

Literacy and Learning

Author: Brett Elizabeth Blake
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576072738
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Discussing issues of literacy, the teaching of reading, literary education, and literary criticism, this handbook examines the meaning of literacy, its history, its advantages and consequences, and the role of literature.

ReWRITING the Basics

Author: Anne Haas Dyson
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807754559
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What are the real "basics" of writing, how should they be taught, and what do they look like in children's worlds? In her new book, Anne Haas Dyson shows how highly scripted writing curricula and regimented class routines work against young children's natural social learning processes. Readers will have a front-row seat in Mrs. Bee's kindergarten and Mrs. Kay's 1st-grade class, where these dedicated teachers taught writing basics in schools serving predominately low-income children of colour. The children, it turns out, had their own expectations for one another's actions during the writing time. Driven by desires for companionship and meaning, they used avialable linguistic and multimodal resources to construct their shared lives. In so doing, they stretch, enrich, and ultimately transform our own understanding of the basics. ReWRITING the Basics goes beyond critiquing traditional writing basics to place them in the linguistic diversity and multimodal texts of children's everyday worlds. This engaging work: illustrates how scripted, uniform curricula can reduce the resources of so-called "at-risk" children, provides insight into how children may situate writing within the relational ethics and social structures of childhood cultures, offers guiding principles for creating a program that will expand children's possibilities in ways that are compatible with human sociability, includes examples of children's writing, reflections on research methods, and demographic tables.

Supporting Boys Learning

Author: Barbara Sprung
Publisher:
ISBN:
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"Supporting Boys' Learning is a wonderful addition to any teacher's library. It supplies a good balance of data, analysis, and plenty of practical tips to help get the best out of the boys in the classroom. I would encourage principals to buy a copy and leave it in the teachers' lounge. It is a great read for teachers who want to get the best out of all their children."---Peg Tyre, journalist and author of The Trouble with Boys Supporting Boys' Learning will help teachers develop knowledge and strategies for teaching boys in ways that build on their strengths, respect their individual development levels, and adhere to principles of child development. There is a growing body of research that has raised concerns about boys' vulnerability in terms of social-emotional development, referral to special education, and academic pressures in school, with African-American and Latino boys most at risk. Responding to these concerns, this user-friendly guide provides strategies for improving teaching practice. The text is based on the work of a group of teacher educators and includes examples from the field, reflections on practice, classroom strategies, and key resources. The strategies and recommendations for practice documented here have all been field tested by pre-service teachers under the supervision of the contributors to this book.