Language Culture and Teaching

Author: Sonia Nieto
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135652562
Format: PDF
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This book will explore how language & culture are connected to teaching & learning, and examine the sociocultural & sociopolitical contexts of language & culture to understand how these contexts affect student learning & achievement.

Language Culture and Teaching

Author: Sonia Nieto
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415999685
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Distinguished multiculturalist Sonia Nieto speaks directly to current and future teachers in this thoughtful integration of a selection of her key writings with creative pedagogical features. Offering information, insights, and motivation to teach students of diverse cultural, racial, and linguistic backgrounds, this text is intended for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level students and professional development courses. Examples are included throughout to illustrate real-life dilemmas about diversity that teachers face in their own classrooms; ideas about how language, culture, and teaching are linked; and ways to engage with these ideas through reflection and collaborative inquiry. Each chapter includes critical questions; classroom activities; and community activities suggesting projects beyond the classroom context. Over half of the chapters are new to this edition, bringing it up-to-date in terms of recent educational policy issues and demographic changes in our society.

Teaching Culturally Sustaining and Inclusive Young Adult Literature

Author: R. Joseph Rodríguez
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351580450
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this book, Rodríguez uses theories of critical literacy and culturally responsive teaching to argue that our schools, and our culture, need sustaining and inclusive young adult (YA) literature/s to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse readers and all students. This book provides an outline for the study of literature through cultural and literary criticism, via essays that analyze selected YA literature (drama, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) in four areas: scribal identities and the self-affirmation of adolescents; gender and sexualities; schooling and education of young adult characters; and teachers’ roles and influences in characters’ coming of age. Applying critical literacy theories and a youth studies lens, this book shines a light on the need for culturally sustaining and inclusive pedagogies to read adolescent worlds. Complementing these essays are critical conversations with seven key contemporary YA literature writers, adding biographical perspectives to further expand the critical scholarship and merits of YA literature.

Teacher Evaluation as Cultural Practice

Author: María del Carmen Salazar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429820690
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Moving beyond the expectations and processes of conventional teacher evaluation, this book provides a framework for teacher evaluation that better prepares educators to serve culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners. Covering theory, research, and practice, María del Carmen Salazar and Jessica Lerner showcase a model to aid prospective and practicing teachers who are concerned with issues of equity, excellence, and evaluation. Introducing a comprehensive, five-tenet model, the book demonstrates how to place the needs of CLD learners at the center and offers concrete approaches to assess and promote cultural responsiveness, thereby providing critical insight into the role of teacher evaluation in confronting inequity. This book is intended to serve as a resource for those who are committed to the reconceptualization of teacher evaluation in order to better support CLD learners and their communities, while promoting cultural competence and critical consciousness for all learners.

Interkulturelle Erziehung

Author: Silvana Lehmann
Publisher: diplom.de
ISBN: 3958206840
Format: PDF
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Interkulturelle Erziehung geht nicht nur von einem Kulturbegriff aus und meint nicht nur die geistige Kultur einer Gesellschaft, sondern auch die Alltagskultur, also den tagtäglichen Umgang der Menschen miteinander. Dabei orientiert sie sich an den universellen Menschenrechten, versucht die Gleichheit aller Menschen und Kulturen anzuerkennen. Der Terminus entwickelte sich aus der Ausländerpädagogik. Einsicht und Erfahrung zeigten, dass ehrenamtliche Bemühungen in ‘Hausaufgabenhilfen’ keine angemessene Hilfe zur Förderung und Integration ausländischer Kinder darstellte und führte zu Veränderungen in diesem Bereich. Zum einen kam es zu einer Erweiterung des Arbeitsfeldes sowohl im Kindergartensektor als auch im Umgang mit ausländischen Erwachsenen. Zum anderen kam man zu der Erkenntnis, dass Ausländerpädagogik keine Sonderpädagogik für Ausländer sein könne. Vielmehr müsse man sich auch an die ‘Inländer’, also die Deutschen wenden, da viele Aufgaben nur im dialogischen Miteinander zu bewältigen wären. Da der Terminus ‘Ausländerpädagogik’ diese Inhalte nur ungenügend und missverständlich widerspiegelt, werden heute zunehmend die synonymen Begriffe ‘interkulturelle Erziehung’ und ‘interkulturelle Pädagogik’ verwendet.

Literacy and Power

Author: Hilary Janks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135197830
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Hilary Janks addresses key questions about literacy and power in this landmark text that is both engaging and accessible. Her central argument is that competing orientations to critical literacy education − domination (power), access, diversity, design − foreground one over the other, but are crucially interdependent and need to work together to create possibilities for redesign and social action that serve a social justice agenda. She examines the theory underpinning each orientation, and develops new theory in the argument for interdependence and integration. Sitting at the interface between theory and practice, constantly moving from one to the other, the text is rich with examples of how to use these orientations in real teaching contexts, and how to use them to counterbalance one another. In the groundbreaking final chapter Janks considers how the rationalist underpinning of critical literacy tends to exclude the non-rational shows ways of working ‘beyond reason’ − pleasure and play, desire and the unconscious − and makes the case that these need to be taken seriously given their power to cut across the work of critical literacy educators working from any orientation.

Gesundheitspolitik in der Nachkriegszeit

Author: Ulrike Lindner
Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
ISBN: 3486707582
Format: PDF, ePub
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Gesundheitspolitik ist heute sowohl in Deutschland als auch in Großbritannien ein höchst kontrovers diskutiertes Thema. Viele Probleme, mit denen die Politik heute kämpft, haben ihre Wurzeln in der Nachkriegszeit, in der beide Systeme entscheidend geprägt wurden. Ulrike Lindner legt erstmals eine historische komparative Studie zur deutsch-britischen Gesundheitspolitik der Nachkriegszeit vor. Sie stellt dabei besonders die Ebene der Umsetzung von gesundheitspolitischen Maßnahmen in den Vordergrund. Vier Themenbereiche sind die Basis für den Vergleich: Tuberkulose, Kinderlähmung, Geschlechtskrankheiten und die Vorsorge für Schwangere und Säuglinge als wichtige gesundheitspolitische Problemfelder des Untersuchungszeitraums. Die Analyse der Implementierung von Gesundheitspolitik ermöglicht es, sowohl strukturelle Prägungen als auch den Einfluss gesellschaftlicher Traditionen in beiden Ländern präzise herauszuarbeiten.

Immigration

Author: Tatyana Kleyn
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810869993
Format: PDF
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As the future of our democratic society, youth from U.S.-born and immigrant backgrounds alike will need to make informed decisions on our diverse nation's behalf. To do so, young adults need to be provided with access to accurate information and varied perspectives about immigration. In Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Tatyana Kleyn (an immigrant herself) examines the myths and realities of immigration, as well as the laws and policies that regulate it. She explores a number of issues associated with immigration, including cultural clashes and discrimination, the debate on language, undocumented immigrants, and what it means to be an American. The book includes an overview of the nation's history with immigration, definitions of relevant terms, and recent statistical and demographic information. It also discusses why and how many immigrants make the journey to the United States. Other aspects the book addresses include undocumented immigrants and refugees/asylees, laws and policies that either support or hinder immigration, and how young immigrants can reconcile their competing identities. Aiming to generate a discussion on immigration with factual and contemporary information, real life stories, experiences, and quotes from teenagers and young adults, Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide presents a comprehensive and engaging approach to informing readers about the varied ways immigration is experienced, viewed, and disputed.

How Drama Activates Learning

Author: Michael Anderson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441194169
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How Drama Activates Learning: Contemporary Research and Practice draws together leaders in drama education and applied theatre from across the globe, including authors from Europe, North America and Australasia. It explores how learning can be activated when drama pedagogies and philosophies are applied across diverse contexts and for varied purposes. The areas explored include: · history · literacy, oracy and listening · health and human relationships education · science · democracy, social justice and global citizenship education · bullying and conflict management · criticality · digital technologies · additional language learning Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives, the contributors present case studies of drama and applied theatre work in school and community settings, providing rich descriptions of practice accompanied by detailed analysis underpinned by the theoretical perspectives of key thinkers from both within and beyond the field of drama.

Critical Perspectives on Language Teaching Materials

Author: J. Gray
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137384263
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This Critical Perspectives on Language Teaching Materials brings together a collection of critical voices on the subject of language teaching materials for use in English, French, Spanish, German and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) classrooms.