ERIC Number: ED464898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
The Power of Culture: Teaching across Language Difference.
Beykont, Zeynep F., Ed.
These papers address three issues of concern to educators of language minority students: preparation of quality teachers, the effects of standardized and high-stakes testing on language learners, and specific teaching strategies that view language minority students as capable and deserving of first-class educational opportunities. After an "Introduction" (Zeynep F. Beykont), there are 3 parts with 10 papers. Part 1, "Educational Reforms and Language Minority Students," includes "The High Stakes of High-Stakes Testing" (Miren Uriate); "Revealing Illusions of Educational Progress: Texas High-Stakes Tests and Minority Student Performance" (Walt Haney); and "A Quest for Quality: Providing Qualified Teachers for California's English Learners" (Julie Maxwell-Jolly and Patricia Gandara). Part 2, "Successful Teaching across Language Difference," includes "'Remember I Said': Cambodian Students' Second Language Literacy Development in a Mainstream Classroom" (Nancy H. Hornberger); "Teaching Bilingual Students in Mainstream Classrooms" (Maria Estela Brisk, Mary Dawson, Millicent Hartgering, Elizabeth MacDonald, and Lucinda Zehr); "Agents of Literacy Change: Working with Somali Students in an Urban Middle School" (Audrey A. Friedman); and "Connecting Classroom and Community through the Arts and Oral Narrative" (Berta Rosa Berriz). Part 3, "Preparing Teachers To Teach across Language Difference," includes "Creating an Equal Playing Field: Teachers as Advocates, Border Crossers, and Cultural Brokers" (Lilia I. Bartolome); "What We Would Have Liked To Know: Preservice Teachers' Perspectives on Effective Teacher Preparation" (Audrey A. Friedman); and "'You Can't Step on Someone Else's Words': Preparing All Teachers To Teach Language Minority Students" (Meg Gebhard, Theresa Austin, Sonia Nieto, and Jerri Willett). (Papers contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Students, Cambodians, Diversity (Student), Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Higher Education, Immigrants, Language Minorities, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Mainstreaming, Minority Group Children, Preservice Teacher Education, School Community Relationship, Second Language Learning, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Student Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Role, Urban Schools
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