ERIC Number: ED441876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Inside City Schools: Investigating Literacy in Multicultural Classrooms. The Practitioner Inquiry Series.
Freedman, Sarah Warshauer; Simons, Elizabeth Radin; Kalnin, Julie Shalhope; Casareno, Alex
Chapters in this book were written by members of the Multicultural Collaborative for Literacy and Secondary Schools (the M-CLASS Project), a national teacher-researcher network of English and social studies teachers and university faculty from four cities. Their essays deal with classroom research on learning, diversity, bias, inequality, and real teaching issues in a culturally responsive framework. The chapters are: (1) "Introducing M-CLASS" (Sarah Warshauer Freedman); (2) "The M-CLASS Approach to Teacher Research" (Sarah Warshauer Freedman); (3) "'And Justice for All': Using Writing and Literature To Confront Racism" (Griselle M. Diaz-Gemmati); (4) "What I'd Tell a White Gal: What My Black Male Students Taught Me about Race and Schooling" (Eileen Shakespear); (5) "What Teacher Researchers Say about Seeing beyond Stereotypes" (Sarah Warshauer Freedman, with Walter Wood, George Austin, Brenda Landau McFarland, and Phil Potestio); (6) "A Question of Fairness: Using Writing and Literature To Expand Ethnic Identity and Understand Marginality" (Deborah Archuleta Juarez); (7) "'Yes, Girl, You Understand': History Logs and the Building of Multicultural Empathy" (Karen Alford); (8) "Diversifying Curriculum in Multi-cultural Classrooms: 'You Can't Be What You Can't See'" (Elizabeth Radin Simons, with Kathy Daniels, Junia Yearwood, and Darcelle Walker); (9) "Writing Correctness and the Second-language Student" (Ann Lew); (10) "We Soar Together: Studying Literature in a Heterogeneous Classroom" (Verda Delp); (11) "What Teacher Researchers Say about Creating Communities of Achievement: Empowerment in and beyond the Classroom" (Julie Shalhope Kalnin, with Elena Valenti, Nancy O'Malley, and Stephanie Davenport); and (12) "Learning from M-CLASS: Thoughts for the Future" (Julie Shalhope Kalnin, Sarah Warshauer Freedman, and Elizabeth Radin Simons). Three appendixes contain the M-CLASS research questions, a discussion of data analysis procedures, and an outline of the M-CLASS structure. (Contains 2 figures, 2 tables, and 84 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, English, Equal Education, Literacy, Multicultural Education, Social Studies, Teacher Researchers, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 (paperback: ISBN-0-8077-3840-9, $24.95; clothbound: ISBN-0-8077-3841-7, $52). Tel: 800-575-6566 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy, Berkeley, CA.; Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Note: Foreword by Sonia Nieto. Also produced by the M-CLASS (Multicultural Collaborative for Literacy and Secondary Schools) team.