Breaking the Mold of Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

Breaking the Mold of Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

by Andrea Honigsfeld
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

As editors of Breaking the Mold of School Instruction and Organization: Innovative and Successful Practices for the 21st Century (2010) and Breaking the Mold of Preservice and Inservice Teacher Education: Innovative and Successful Practices for the 21st Century (2011), we have explored innovative practices, many of which represent issues of diversity from

Overview

As editors of Breaking the Mold of School Instruction and Organization: Innovative and Successful Practices for the 21st Century (2010) and Breaking the Mold of Preservice and Inservice Teacher Education: Innovative and Successful Practices for the 21st Century (2011), we have explored innovative practices, many of which represent issues of diversity from multiple perspectives and schools of thought. As we have considered relevant factors, problems, and circumstances that influence effective education, we most readily recognize that within the twenty-first century, issues of diversity have become even more profound.

This book, the third in the Breaking the Mold series, was conceptualized with the hope that by sharing compelling stories of successful innovation, advocacy, and social justice, more children and their families will be affected in positive ways. The narratives presented in this volume are rooted in classrooms, districts, communities, teacher preparation programs from around the United States and many corners of the world. The unique initiatives portrayed here represent collaborative efforts by students, teachers, administrators, professors, parents, boards of education, and global citizens who believe in change and transformation for the betterment of education.

Editorial Reviews

Randall B. Lindsey
This book responds to the challenges raised by Asa Hilliard a generation ago, Do we have the will to educate all children? In this third volume of the Breaking the Mold series, editors Honigsfeld and Cohan provide compelling will and skill insights from students, parents, and all sectors of the community who are improving and transforming education for our culturally and linguistically diverse students. When you finish the preface to this book you will want to continue reading the rich compilation of narratives important to you as a teacher, student, researcher, professor, policy maker, parent/guardian, and/or community member.
Lois R. Favre Ed.D
Social justice and equity issues with regard to our increasingly diverse student populations globally remain at the forefront of educational discourse. Multicultural change is upon us in these exciting and challenging times, and has been shaping the worldwide educational system for decades. In this volume, Honigsfeld and Cohan present stories of real educators who are crafting a vision that makes a difference for their students. It is in these stories that real solutions for educators are presented that will offer hope in our quest to create classrooms and schools that are innovative and responsive to all learners. Well done!
Douglas Fisher
The authors and editors skillfully address the question, who is school for? Their answer is persuasive but even more important, they provide ideas for ensuring that schools are inclusive and responsive to the diverse needs of learners. This book is packed with actionable examples for welcoming all students to school.
Teachers College Record
Breaking the Mold of Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: Innovative and Successful Practices for the 21st Century is a unique collection of studies that describe successful practices used in working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations within the United States and abroad…. This book should be a cornerstone to understanding the myriad practices available to serve culturally and linguistically diverse student populations. This book would allow teachers to see the span of approaches, the breadth of populations, and the proven approaches available when working with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Teacher pre-service and in-service preparation programs should make this book required reading to better prepare all teachers for the student population of today’s classrooms.
George Theoharis
This third volume of the Breaking the Mold series provides an important look at providing socially just and equitable schooling for the diversity of students. Honigsfeld and Cohan have pulled together a compelling array of authors and chapters that help us wrestle more deeply with how to do the essential task of improving our ability to meet diverse students' needs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607097990
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
05/04/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,123,256
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Douglas Fisher
The authors and editors skillfully address the question, who is school for? Their answer is persuasive but even more important, they provide ideas for ensuring that schools are inclusive and responsive to the diverse needs of learners. This book is packed with actionable examples for welcoming all students to school.
Lois R. Favre
Social justice and equity issues with regard to our increasingly diverse student populations globally remain at the forefront of educational discourse. Multicultural change is upon us in these exciting and challenging times, and has been shaping the worldwide educational system for decades. In this volume, Honigsfeld and Cohan present stories of real educators who are crafting a vision that makes a difference for their students. It is in these stories that real solutions for educators are presented that will offer hope in our quest to create classrooms and schools that are innovative and responsive to all learners. Well done!
Randall B. Lindsey
This book responds to the challenges raised by Asa Hilliard a generation ago, Do we have the will to educate all children? In this third volume of the Breaking the Mold series, editors Honigsfeld and Cohan provide compelling will and skill insights from students, parents, and all sectors of the community who are improving and transforming education for our culturally and linguistically diverse students. When you finish the preface to this book you will want to continue reading the rich compilation of narratives important to you as a teacher, student, researcher, professor, policy maker, parent/guardian, and/or community member.

Meet the Author

Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld is a professor and an associate dean in the Division of Education at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY. She received several awards including a Fulbright Lecturing Award, Outstanding Dissertation Award, and ESL Educator of the Year Award.

Dr. Audrey Cohan is a professor in the Division of Education at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY. She has published on child sexual abuse and effective professional development practices.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >