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ERIC Number: ED518077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 176
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-1-6070-9888-1ISBN-978-1-6070-9888-1
Culture, Relevance, and Schooling: Exploring Uncommon Ground
Scherff, Lisa, Ed.; Spector, Karen, Ed.
Rowman & Littlefield Education
In "Culture, Relevance, and Schooling: Exploring Uncommon Ground," Lisa Scherff, Karen Spector, and the contributing authors conceive of culturally relevant and critically minded pedagogies in terms of opening up new spatial, discursive, and/or embodied learning terrains. Readers will traverse multiple landscapes and look into a variety of spaces where attempts to tear down or build up pedagogical borders based upon socially-just design are underway. In disciplines ranging from elementary science, to high school English, to college kinesiology, the contributors to this volume describe their attempts to remake schooling in ways that bring hope and dignity to their participants. This book contains: (1) Collective Cultural Relevancy through Hybrid Communities of Practice (Angela Calabrese Barton and Corey Drake); (2) Seeing Relevance: Using Photography to Understand How School, Curricula, and Pedagogies Matter to Urban Youth (Kristien Zenkov); (3) Expanding Notions of Culturally Responsive Education with Urban Native Youth: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy for Equity and Social Justice (Dorothy E. Aguilera-Black Bear); (4) Weaving Spiritualities into Culturally Responsive Pedagogies (Nadjwa E. L. Norton); (5) Staying Fat: Moving Past the Exercise-Industrial Complex (Joshua Newman, Carolyn Albright, and Ryan King-White); (6) Putting "Culturally Relevant" into Professional Development (Charnita V. West); and (7) Overcoming (Under)lying Assumptions: Approaching Language Education from a Freirean Perspective (Miguel Mantero). "The Legitimacy of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Resolved or Unresolved", a foreword by Alfred Tatum, is included.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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