More Mirrors in the Classroom

Author: Jane Fleming
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 147580217X
Format: PDF
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Nearly 30% of all public school children attend school in large or mid-size cities, totaling more than 16 million students in 22,000 schools. For schools serving culturally and linguistically diverse populations and large numbers of children living in poverty, a significant achievement gap persists. Proponents of multicultural education often advocate for instruction with culturally relevant texts to promote inclusion, compassion, and understanding of our increasingly diverse society. Less discussion has focused on the significant body of research that suggests that culturally relevant texts have important effects on language and literacy development. By “connecting the dots” of existing research, More Mirrors in the Classroom raises awareness about the critical role that urban children's literature can play in helping children learn to read and write. In addition, it provides practical step-by-step advice for increasing the cultural relevance of school curricula in order to accelerate literacy learning.

Crossing Literacy Bridges

Author: Jennifer Tuten
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475841868
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This book describes five principles to guide teachers in working with families of struggling readers.

Teaching Literacy in Urban Schools

Author: Barbara Purdum-Cassidy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475839340
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book seeks to provide some practical insights guided by conceptual and contextual knowledge by understanding how to teach urban African American and Hispanic/Latino(a) students by discussing culturally appropriate instructional strategies that have demonstrated success among African American and Hispanic/Latino(a) students.

Teaching While White

Author: Laura A. Roy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 147584039X
Format: PDF
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This book endeavors to cultivate activism literacies in White teachers in order to disrupt the system of white supremacy and racial oppression in education. This book focuses primarily on White teachers’ responsibility in becoming advocates for, and accomplices to communities of color.

Early Childhood Teacher Education on Cultural Competence

Author: NAECTE Urban Education Teacher Research Network
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351675893
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Early Childhood Teacher Education on Cultural Competence discusses how early childhood preservice teachers can use teacher research to explore and gain cultural competence, enabling them to support students and families from diverse backgrounds. The book opens by describing the role of the university in preparing culturally competent teachers in urban settings and then explores historical perspectives of cultural competence. Chapters then move toward more practical perspectives of supporting families from racially diverse backgrounds, understanding diverse families, interprofessional education and collaboration, teacher resiliency, and social justice. Although the chapters focus on cultural competence in urban settings, they offer all early childhood teacher educators a challenge to address cultural competence in all settings.

Improving Literacy Achievement in Urban Schools

Author: Louise Cherry Wilkinson
Publisher: International Reading Assn
ISBN: 9780872074590
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All students deserve the opportunity to reach their full literacy potential, yet research shows that the numerous challenges faced by today's urban schools prevent many students from achieving this goal. Therefore, preparing teachers to effectively teach reading in diverse urban populations in ways that students find engaging and relevant must be a top priority of teacher education programs.

Ein Tag im Schnee

Author: Ezra Jack Keats
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783852641348
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The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.

Mama hast du mich lieb

Author: Barbara M. Joosse
Publisher: München : ArsEdition
ISBN: 9783760710365
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A child living in the Arctic learns that a mother's love is unconditional.

Freakonomics

Author: Steven D. Levitt
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783442154517
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Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.

Literacy Policies and Practices in Conflict

Author: Nancy Rankie Shelton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113631217X
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Current U.S. school reform efforts link school success, student achievement, and teacher performance to standardized tests and narrowly prescribed curricula. How do test-driven, mandated curricula in urban school systems overtly and subtly impact teachers’ efforts to provide technologically advanced, challenging classroom environments that foster literacy development for all students? How do these federal policies affect instruction at the classroom level? The premise of this book is that, in order for teachers to confront and/or counteract the pressures placed on them from these policies, it is necessary to first understand them. This book takes a close look at the tensions that exist between federal mandates and contemporary literacy needs and how those tensions impact classroom practices. Providing a clear sociopolitical overview and analysis, it combines theoretical explanations with examples from current ethnographic research. Readers are challenged to (re)consider whether meeting test performance benchmarks should be the hallmark of school success when the goal of test performance supersedes the goal of producing highly literate, productive citizens of the future.