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ERIC Number: ED533267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 160
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-5348-3
Bridging Literacy and Equity: The Essential Guide to Social Equity Teaching. Language & Literacy
Lazar, Althier M.; Edwards, Patricia A.; McMillon, Gwendolyn Thompson
Teachers College Press
"Bridging Literacy and Equity" synthesizes the essential research and practice of social equity literacy teaching in one succinct, user-friendly volume. Extraordinary K-12 teachers show us what social equity literacy teaching looks like and how it advances children's achievement. Chapters identify six key dimensions of social equity teaching that can help teachers see their students' potential and create conditions that will support their literacy development. Serving students well depends on understanding relationships between race, class, culture, and literacy; the complexity and significance of culture; and the culturally situated nature of literacy. It also requires knowledge of culturally responsive practices, such as collaborating with and learning from caregivers, using cultural referents, enacting critical and transformative literacy practices, and seeing the capacities of English Language Learners and children who speak African American Language. Each chapter includes a "Reflection and Inquiry" section with exercises to help readers relate chapter concepts and issues to their own teaching practices. [Foreword by Geneva Gay.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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