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ERIC Number: ED461864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 152
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8141-4695-3
Standards in Practice, Grades 9-12.
Smagorinsky, Peter
This book presents five composites of teachers and students in action to portray and elaborate on the English Language Arts standards developed by the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association. The book demonstrates that teaching and learning are not generic, homogeneous activities that transcend time, space, and culture. Each chapter-long narrative in the book follows a classroom community through a unit of study geared to that community's unique social and cultural context--with its own distinct set of values and with learners who bring these values to class. The book thus reveals the "situatedness" of both teaching and learning. It helps illustrate how every classroom teacher can adapt standards into a learner-centered pedagogy that capitalizes on students' strengths. Contains a glossary. (Each chapter contains resources.) (NKA)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.