ERIC Number: ED394136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing the Reading Engagement of African-American and Hispanic Learners in Inner-City Schools: A Curriculum Guide for Teacher Training. Instructional Resource No. 21.
Thompson, Ruby L.; Mixon, Gloria A.
There is a mandate for teachers who are trained to meet the needs of the increasingly more culturally diverse populations, particularly in urban schools. General competencies which all teachers of urban learners should develop include respect for cultural differences and a belief in the abilities of culturally different learners. Additionally, teachers of reading must be competent in using children's cultural resources in the reading classroom, in creating culturally compatible reading classrooms, in planning for and teaching critical literacy behaviors for these learners, and in promoting home-school relationships which foster reading engagement of African-American and Hispanic learners in inner-city schools. This instructional resource has been developed in response to the mandate in the form of a curriculum guide for teacher training. The guide may be used to teach a separate course, separate lessons, as individualized learning modules for independent study, or for a field-based staff development workshop. Nine lessons form the curriculum guide. Within each lesson are goals, objectives, major concepts, enabling activities, and references. Contains 62 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Reading Research Center, Athens, GA.; National Reading Research Center, College Park, MD.
Identifiers: African Americans; Diversity (Student)