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ERIC Number: EJ707118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Developing Sociopolitical Literacy: Intellectual Consciousness for Urban Middle School Communities
Garcia, Francisco
Clearing House, v78 n1 p34 Sep-Oct 2004
It is crucial for students to believe that their home and community languages and cultures are acknowledged and valued (Faltis and Hudelson 1998). Furthermore, it is of equal importance that system-created contradictions between institutional literacy (school-based) and family-based literacy be blurred or eliminated (McCaleb 1997). It is this author's contention that the No Child Left Behind Act is detrimental to English language learners and other ethnically diverse children because it seeks to maintain current present approaches to curriculum and assessment, thereby perpetuating pedagogies that stifle minority cultures and affirm the dominant culture's values, interests, and concerns.
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Proposition 227 (California 1998)