ERIC Number: ED479868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Multicultural Issues in Literacy Research and Practice.
Willis, Arlette Ingram, Ed.; Garcia, Georgia Earnest, Ed.; Barrera, Rosalinda B., Ed.; Harris, Violet J., Ed.
This book addresses the lack of research and scholarly discussion on multicultural literacies. A common theme across chapters is the ways in which elements of difference--race, ethnicity, gender, class, and language--create tensions that influence students' literacy experiences and achievements. Sections explore the relationships among culture, language, literacy, and identity; describe the development and implementation of curricula, assessments, and materials for diverse students (rural Appalachian children, Navajos, Asian Canadian immigrants, and Spanish-speaking students); and focus on teacher education issues. Following an introduction, "Giving Voice to Multicultural Literacy Research and Practice" (Georgia Earnest Garcia), the chapters are: (1) "Finding Esmerelda's Shoes: A Case Study of a Young Bilingual Child's Responses to Literature" (Eurydice Bouchereau Bauer); (2) "Examining Children's Biliteracy in the Classroom" (Joel Dworin); (3) "Headwoman's Blues: Small Group Reading and the Interactions of Culture, Gender, and Ability" (Shuaib J. Meacham); (4) "Fostering Collaboration between Home and School through Curriculum Development: Perspectives of Three Appalachian Children" (Rosary Lalik, LaNette Dellinger, Richard Druggish); (5) "Telling the People's Stories: Literacy Practices and Processes in a Navajo Community School" (Teresa L. McCarty, Galena Sells Dick); (6) "Multicultural Views of Literacy Learning and Teaching" (Lee Gunderson, Jim Anderson); (7) "Spanish in Latino Picture Storybooks in English: Its Use and Textual Effects" (Rosalinda B. Barrera, Ruth E. Quiroa, Rebeca Valdivia); (8) "From the Mountain to the Mesa: Scaffolding Preservice Teachers' Knowledge about the Cultural Contexts of Literacy" (Sally M. Oran); (9) "English as a Second Language, Literacy Development in Mainstream Classrooms: Application of a Model for Effective Practice" (Diane M. Truscott, Susan Watts-Taffe); (10) "Assessing and Assisting Performance of Diverse Learners: A View of Responsive Teaching in Action" (Robert Rueda, Erminda Garcia); (11) "The Implementation of a Multicultural Literacy Program in Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Classrooms" (Margaret A. Moore-Hart, Barbara J. Diamond, John R. Knapp); and (12) "Pitfalls and Potential: Multicultural Literature and Teacher Study Groups" (Frances A. Levin, Michael W. Smith, Dorothy S. Strickland). (Contains references in each chapter and an index) (SV)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Culturally Relevant Education, Curriculum Development, Diversity (Student), Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Literacy, Multicultural Education, Reading Instruction, Teacher Education
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