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Confronts the patterns of school failure often faced by minority groups in the US by presenting a socioacademic framework that is based on the notion that all groups can have comparable access to quality schooling, comparable participation in the schooling, and derive comparable educational benefits from their participation. Organized around three interrelated components--communication, integration, and cooperation--the volume combines theoretical concepts with actual classroom practices that support change. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791416730
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1994
  • Pages: 401
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Reconciling Cultural Diversity and Quality Schooling: Paradigmatic Elements of a Socioacademic Framework 1
1 The Rhetoric and Practice of Cultural Diversity in U.S. Schools: Socialization, Resocialization, and Quality Schooling 25
2 Cooperative Learning in the Culturally Diverse Classroom 57
3 Building Bridges for the Future: Anthropological Contributions to Diversity and Classroom Practices 75
4 Responding Successfully to Cultural Diversity in Our Schools: The Teacher Connection 101
5 Mentoring, Peer Coaching, and Support Systems for First-Year Minority/Bilingual Teachers 117
6 Cooperative Learning for Language-Minority Students 145
7 Influences of L1 Writing Proficiency on L2 Writing Proficiency 161
8 Promoting Positive Cross-Cultural Attitudes and Perceived Competence in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms 189
9 Managing Behavior in the Culturally Diverse Classroom 207
10 Effectiveness of Bilingual Education: A Comparison of Various Approaches in an Elementary School District 233
11 A Communicative Computer Environment for the Acquisition of ESL 263
12 Bilingual Team-Teaching Partnerships Over Long Distances: A Technology-Mediated Context for Intragroup Language Attitude Change 299
13 Teaching Teachers about Computers and Collaborative Problem-Solving 333
14 Pedagogical and Research Uses of Computer-Mediated Conferencing 349
Conclusion: The Socioacademic Achievement Model in the Context of Coercive and Collaborative Relations of Power 363
Author Index 391
Subject Index 398
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