Culture In School Learning P / Edition 1

Culture In School Learning P / Edition 1

by Etta R. Hollins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805822658

ISBN-13: 9780805822656

Pub. Date: 01/01/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First Published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Overview

First Published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805822656
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Herbert Kohl xi

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xix

1 The Centrality of Culture and Social Ideology in School Learning 1

Focus Questions 1

Introduction 1

Social Ideology and Diversity 2

Learning to Teach, Teaching, and Contemporary Social Ideology 5

Teachers' Perspectives on Culture, Learning, and Ideology 7

Chapter Summary 14

Suggested Learning Experiences 15

Critical Reading 15

2 The Deep Meaning of Culture 17

Focus Questions 17

Introduction 17

Defining Culture 18

Culture in the United States 19

School Practices Reflect Cultural Norms 33

Other Ways of Revealing the Deep Meaning of Culture 34

Chapter Summary 35

Suggested Learning Experiences 36

Critical Reading 36

3 Personalizing Cultural Diversity 37

Focus Questions 37

Introduction 37

The Importance of Personal Awareness 38

Classifying and Labeling People 39

Euro-American Racial Identity 40

Depolarizing Racial Identity 42

E Pluribus Unum (One Out of Many) 49

Chapter Summary 57

Suggested Learning Experiences 58

Critical Reading 58

4 Learning About Diverse Populations of Students 59

Focus Questions 59

Introduction 59

The Ethics of Data Collection 61

Organizing for Data Collection 62

Strategies for Data Collection 63

Formulating Questions That Reveal the Big Picture 66

Collecting Data on Students 70

Data Analysis 81

Chapter Summary 83

Suggested Learning Experiences 83

Critical Reading 84

5 Reframing the Curriculum 85

Focus Questions 85

Introduction 85

The Existing School Curriculum 86

Curriculum for Culturally Diverse Populations 93

A Framework for Organizing Curriculum for Equitable Access to Learning 97

Curriculum Validation105

Chapter Summary 106

Suggested Learning Experiences 107

Critical Reading 107

6 Redesigning Instruction 109

Focus Questions 109

Introduction 109

Explaining School Failure 110

Meaningful Learning in Elementary Schools 114

Meaningful Learning in Secondary Schools 119

Creating a Supportive Context for Learning 124

Chapter Summary 131

Suggested Learning Experiences 132

Critical Reading 133

7 A Framework for Understanding Cultural Diversity in the Classroom 135

Focus Questions 135

Introduction 135

The Culture of Practice in a Low-Performing School 136

Understanding Cultural Diversity in the Classroom 139

Culturally Mediated Cognition 140

Linking Culture and Information Processing 142

Linking Culture, Information Processing, and Instruction 147

Chapter Summary 159

Suggested Learning Experiences 159

Critical Reading 160

8 Transforming Professional Practice 161

Focus Questions 161

Introduction 161

Approaches to Transforming Professional Practice 162

Monitoring Personal Professional Growth 170

Chapter Summary 177

Suggested Learning Experiences 177

Critical Reading 178

References 179

Author Index 189

Subject Index 193

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