Literacy Curriculum and Bilingual Education: A Critical Examination / Edition 1

Literacy Curriculum and Bilingual Education: A Critical Examination / Edition 1

by Karen Cadiero-Kaplan
     
 

This book focuses on how ideologies of literacy influence literacy instruction and bilingual education policies. While classroom teachers in both English and other languages are given a wealth of curriculum guides and texts and are coached and trained as to how to best teach their subjects, issues of policy, ideology, or politics are rarely engaged or explored.

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This book focuses on how ideologies of literacy influence literacy instruction and bilingual education policies. While classroom teachers in both English and other languages are given a wealth of curriculum guides and texts and are coached and trained as to how to best teach their subjects, issues of policy, ideology, or politics are rarely engaged or explored. The Literacy Curriculum and Bilingual Education offers a critical look at how literacy is defined, by whom, and for what purposes - illustrating not only how ideology influences policy and curriculum, but how our own ideologies relate to curriculum and teaching. Utilizing critical theory, this book demonstrates how functional, cultural, progressive, and critical ideologies - informed by particular social, political, and historical contexts - develop and situate policies for literacy programs and bilingual education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820467153
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Counterpoints Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
127
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Forewordix
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introductionxvii
Part 1School Curriculum: Ideology & Politics of Literacy & Bilingual Education1
Chapter 1Schooled Literacy Ideologies3
Chapter 2Public Policy: Literacy & Bilingual Education17
Chapter 3Engaging Factors of Hegemony & Historicity of Knowledge53
Part 2Linking Literacy Ideology & Policy to Teacher Practice65
Chapter 4Engaging Literacy Ideology & Pedagogy67
Chapter 5Institutional Practices & Effects of Literacy Ideologies83
Chapter 6Creating Knowledge Through Praxis97
Afterword: The Journey Begins105
Appendix109
References113
Index123

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