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ERIC Number: ED464898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Pages: 249
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-891792-03-2
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)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California