ERIC Number: ED365140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Diversity as Resource: Redefining Cultural Literacy.
Murray, Denise E., Ed.
A collection of essays on cultural and linguistic diversity in elementary, secondary, and higher education is presented. The articles are written for teachers and teacher educators, and each includes a summary, discussion questions, and projects. They include the following: "Whose Culture? Whose Literacy?" (Keith Walters); "Whose Shared Assumptions? Making the Implicit Explicit" (Anna O. Soter); "Identifying the Languages and Cultures of Our Students" (Denise E. Murray, Patricia C. Nichols, Allison Heisch); "Sensitizing Teachers to Cultural Differences: An African American Perspective" (Evelyn Baker Dandy); "A Mexicano Perspective: Reading the World in a Multicultural Setting" (Olga A. Vasquez); "A Khmer Perspective: Connections Between Khmer Students' Behaviors, History, and Culture" (Usha Welaratna); "Cultural Diversity and Socialization: A Case Study of a Hispanic Woman in a Doctoral Program in Sociology" (Christine Pearson Casanave); "Toward Developing a Cultural Repertoire: A Case Study of a Lao Freshman" (Ann M. Johns); "Diversity Among Individuals: Eight Students Making Sense of Classroom Journal Writing" (Tamara Lucas); "Power and the Politics of Knowledge: Transformative Schooling for Minority Language Learners" (Daniel McLaughlin); "Unlimited Resources: Tapping Into Learners' Language, Culture, and Thought" (Denise E. Murray); and "Language in the Attic: Claiming Our Linguistic Heritage" (Patricia C. Nichols). (MSE)
Descriptors: Black Culture, Cambodians, Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, College Students, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Literacy, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Traits, Doctoral Programs, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Journal Writing, Language Maintenance, Language Role, Literacy, Mexican Americans, Multicultural Education, School Role, Socialization, Sociology, Student Adjustment, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.