Language Culture and Teaching

Author: Sonia Nieto
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135277087
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Language Culture and Teaching

Author: Sonia Nieto
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135652562
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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: Routledge
ISBN: 1315465671
Format: PDF, Docs
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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, 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. Designed for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level students and professional development courses, each chapter includes critical questions, classroom activities, and community activities suggesting projects beyond the classroom context. Language, Culture, and Teaching • explores how language and culture are connected to teaching and learning in educational settings; • examines the sociocultural and sociopolitical contexts of language and culture to understand how these contexts may affect student learning and achievement; • analyzes the implications of linguistic and cultural diversity for classroom practices, school reform, and educational equity; • encourages practicing and preservice teachers to reflect critically on their classroom practices, as well as on larger institutional policies related to linguistic and cultural diversity based on the above understandings; and • motivates teachers to understand their ethical and political responsibilities to work, together with their students, colleagues, and families, for more socially just classrooms, schools, and society. Changes in the Third Edition: This edition includes new and updated chapters, section introductions, critical questions, classroom and community activities, and resources, bringing it up-to-date in terms of recent educational policy issues and demographic changes in the U.S. and beyond. The new chapters reflect Nieto’s current thinking about the profession and society, especially about changes in the teaching profession, both positive and negative, since the publication of the second edition of this text.

Changing Work Changing Workers

Author: Glynda Hull
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791432204
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This glimpse into factories, hospitals, other work settings, and work-related literacy programs, shows the massive changes in expectations for workers' "skills" in the twenty-first century, especially regarding language and literacy.

40 Strategies for Guiding Readers Through Informational Texts

Author: Barbara Moss
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462526098
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Gaining the skills to critically read a wide variety of informational texts is more important than ever for today's K-12 students. This carefully crafted book offers 40 standards-based instructional activities that teachers can immediately put to use in the classroom. Clear rationales and step-by-step instructions are provided for implementing each strategy, together with helpful classroom examples and suggested texts for different grade levels. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 44 reproducible worksheets. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. (Prior edition title: 35 Strategies for Guiding Readers through Informational Texts.) New to This Edition *Now features more strategies, including 16 that are completely new. *Explicit links throughout to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and other current standards. *Two additional strands of activities: Reading Closely and Discussion. *Numerous new and revised reproducible tools--all downloadable.

Teaching Values

Author: Ron Scapp
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415931076
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this book Ron Scapp wrests the discussion of values and value-based education away from traditionalists who have long dominated educational debates. He examines in particular the positive role of citizenship and national identity in US education

Teaching Comics Through Multiple Lenses

Author: Crag Hill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317232593
Format: PDF, ePub
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Building off the argument that comics succeed as literature—rich, complex narratives filled with compelling characters interrogating the thought-provoking issues of our time—this book argues that comics are an expressive medium whose moves (structural and aesthetic) may be shared by literature, the visual arts, and film, but beyond this are a unique art form possessing qualities these other mediums do not. Drawing from a range of current comics scholarship demonstrating this point, this book explores the unique intelligence/s of comics and how they expand the ways readers engage with the world in ways different than prose, or film, or other visual arts. Written by teachers and scholars of comics for instructors, this book bridges research and pedagogy, providing instructors with models of critical readings around a variety of comics.

Second Language Teacher Education

Author: Karen E. Johnson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135967415
Format: PDF, ePub
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'... A beautifully written, articulate and compelling argument for a sociocultural perspective on second language teacher education . . . Essential reading for all who wish to understand this perspective.' – David Nunan, University of Hong Kong '...Significant and timely. Johnson is masterful at writing in an engaging, transparent prose about complex concepts. It’s a rare scholar who can write prose like this. Throughout my reading I wanted to engage in dialogue with her – this is a sure sign of a great book." – Diane Tedick, University of Minnesota, USA This book presents a comprehensive overview of the epistemological underpinnings of a sociocultural perspective on human learning and addresses in detail what this perspective has to offer the field of second language teacher education. Captured through five changing points of view, it argues that a sociocultural perspective on human learning changes the way we think about how teachers learn to teach, how teachers think about language, how teachers teach second languages, the broader social, cultural, and historical macro-structures that are ever present and ever changing in the second language teaching profession, and what constitutes second language teacher professional development. Overall, it clearly and accessibly makes the case that a sociocultural perspective on human learning reorients how the field understands and supports the professional development of second language teachers.

Urban Literacies

Author: Valerie Kinloch
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780807751824
Format: PDF
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Showcasing cutting-edge perspectives, Urban Literacies explores meanings of urban education in the lives of students and their families across three intersecting spectrums: 1) research on family and community literacies, 2) research in teaching and teacher education, and 3) research in popular culture, digital media, and forms of multimodality. Contributors include: Marcelle M. Haddix, Marc Lamont Hill, Korina Jocson, Sonia Nieto, Django Paris, Patricia Sanchez, Peter Smagorinsky, Mariana Souto-Manning, and Maisha T. Winn