ERIC Number: ED529028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun-20
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Literacy for All Students: An Instructional Framework for Closing the Gap
Powell, Rebecca, Ed.; Rightmyer, Elizabeth, Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
The Culturally Responsive Instruction Observation Protocol (CRIOP) is a framework for implementing culturally relevant literacy instruction and classroom observation. Drawing on research and theory reflecting a range of perspectives--multicultural instruction, literacy theory, equity pedagogy, language and discourse models, sheltered instruction, critical pedagogy--it provides a means for assessing the many variables of classroom literacy instruction and for guiding practitioners in their development as multicultural educators. "Literacy for All Students": (1) Discusses issues in multicultural literacy instruction within the context of various essential instructional components (such as assessment, curriculum, parent collaboration); (2) Provides a protocol for observing features of literacy instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students; and (3) Presents vignettes from real classrooms, written by elementary and middle school teachers, showing their victories and struggles as they attempt to implement a pedagogy that is culturally responsive within a climate of high stakes testing. A highly effective instrument for assessing culturally responsive literacy instruction in schools, the CRIOP serves as a model for realizing a literacy that is both relevant and transformative.
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Observation, Middle School Teachers, Literacy, Reading Instruction, Models, Literacy Education, Ethnic Diversity, Teaching Methods, High Stakes Tests
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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