Immigrant Children in Transcultural Spaces

Author: Marjorie Faulstich Orellana
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131761867X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Grounded in both theory and practice, with implications for both, this book is about children’s perspectives on the borders that society erects, and their actual, symbolic, ideational and metaphorical movement across those borders. Based on extensive ethnographic data on children of immigrants (mostly from Mexico, Central America and the Philippines) as they interact with undergraduate students from diverse linguistic, cultural and racial/ethnic backgrounds in the context of an urban play-based after-school program, it probes how children navigate a multilingual space that involves playing with language and literacy in a variety of forms. Immigrant Children in Transcultural Spaces speaks to critical social issues and debates about education, immigration, multilingualism and multiculturalism in an historical moment in which borders are being built up, torn down, debated and recreated, in both real and symbolic terms; raises questions about the values that drive educational practice and decision-making; and suggests alternatives to the status quo. At its heart, it is a book about how love can serve as a driving force to connect people with each other across all kinds of borders, and to motivate children to engage powerfully with learning and life.

Literacy Lives in Transcultural Times

Author: Rahat Zaidi
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315400855
Format: PDF
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Combining language research with digital, multimodal, and critical literacy, this book uniquely positions issues of transcultural spaces and cosmopolitan identities across an array of contexts. Studies of everyday diasporic practices across places, spaces, and people's stories provide authentic pictures of people living in and with diversity. Its distinctive contribution is a framework to relate observation and analysis of these flows to language development, communication, and meaning making. Each chapter invites readers to reflect on the dynamism and complexity of spaces and contexts in an age of increasing mobility, political upheaval, economic instabilities, and online/offline landscapes.

Literacies Learning and the Body

Author: Grace Enriquez
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317443535
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The essays, research studies, and pedagogical examples in this book provide a window into the embodied dimensions of literacy and a toolbox for interpreting, building on, and inquiring into the range of ways people communicate and express themselves as literate beings. The contributors investigate and reflect on the complexities of embodied literacies, honoring literacy learners and teachers as they holistically engage with texts in complex sociopolitical, historical, and cultural contexts. Considering these issues within a multiplicity of education spaces and literacy events inside and outside of institutional contexts, the book offers a fresh lens and rhetoric with which to address literacy education policies, giving readers a discursive repertoire necessary to develop and defend responsive curricula within an increasingly high-stakes, standardized schooling climate.

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Author: Nelson Mandela
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031541
Format: PDF, Kindle
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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Translating childhoods

Author: Marjorie Faulstich Orellana
Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Though the dynamics of immigrant family life has gained attention from scholars, little is known about the younger generation, often considered Ã"invisible.Ã"Translating Childhoods, a unique contribution to the study of immigrant youth, brings children to the forefront by exploring the Ã"workÃ" they perform as language and culture brokers, and the impact of this largely unseen contribution.Skilled in two vernaculars, children shoulder basic and more complicated verbal exchanges for non-English speaking adults. Readers hear, through childrenÃ's own words, what it means be Ã"in the middleÃ" or the Ã"keys to communicationÃ" that adults otherwise would lack. Drawing from ethnographic data and research in three immigrant communities, Marjorie Faulstich OrellanaÃ's study expands the definition of child labor by assessing childrenÃ's roles as translators as part of a cost equation in an era of global restructuring and considers how sociocultural learning and development is shaped as a result of childrenÃ's contributions as translators.

HipHop

Author: Jannis K. Androutsopoulos
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783899421149
Format: PDF
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Jungenp dagogik im Widerstreit

Author: Barbara Rendtorff; Edgar Forster; Claudia Mahs
Publisher:
ISBN: 3170278606
Format: PDF
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Seit längerem wird in der pädagogischen Fachliteratur der Befund diskutiert, dass Mädchen im Bildungssystem erfolgreicher sind als Jungen. Wie ist dieses Phänomen zu erklären? Hat die Pädagogik die Grenzen und Unterschiede zwischen den Geschlechtern unterschätzt? Die Debatte über Jungen und ihre Probleme ist von einer stark vereinfachenden Gewinn-Verlust-Rechnung und einer dramatisierenden Tonlage gekennzeichnet, die die Komplexität des Themas eher verdecken als aufzuklären vermögen. Ziel des Buches ist es, aus unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln den aktuellen internationalen Forschungsstand und die thematischen Brennpunkte der aktuellen Jungendebatte zu erörtern. Daraus werden schließlich Perspektiven für eine kritische Pädagogik der Geschlechter für Jungen und Mädchen entwickelt.