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This thought-provoking book offers a fresh and much-needed point of view of how to “rethink” literacy and technology in today’s diverse classrooms.

Authored by some of the most inspirational researchers in the field, Literacy, Technology, and Diversity: Teaching for Success in Changing Times provides a research-based blueprint for implementing pedagogical approaches that promote literacy engagement among low-income and minority students. Extensive case studies of classroom practice document how student diversity and technology can become catalysts for deeper learning. Instead of just pinpointing limitations in today’s educational system, Jim Cummins, Kristin Brown and Dennis Sayers move beyond critique and provide powerful action plans to help you in your classroom!

A Must-Read for any Teacher!

“I am extraordinarily well impressed with the book. It is an essential book on an essential topic and it will bring great clarity to the field.”

-Alma Flor Ada, University of San Francisco.

“[T]he book is very clearly written, inviting, and readable. It is appropriate in level and tone for in-service teachers, graduate students, upper-level graduates, and the educated general public.”

-Mary Lou McCloskey, Georgia State University

“This text is a powerful argument for a major change in thinking about learning in schools. Therefore, it provides a valuable vision that stands in contrast to the dominant framework of today’s educational establishment. “

-Donna Ogle, National-Louis University

“This book is an important contribution to the literature.”

-Jana Echevarria, California State University, Long Beach

Ideal text for both practicing and pre-service teachers!

Includes a complimentary CD-ROM of additional resources for teachers!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205389353
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/31/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Cummins is a widely-recognized authority on bilingualism, literacy development and technology-assisted learning. He is co-author of the widely successful series, Scott Foresman ESL (Scott Foresman) and spends time presenting and consulting across the United States and Canada.

Kristin Brown has been a leader in promoting global learning networks internationally and currently travels across the country doing professional development workshops with various school districts.

Dennis Sayers has researched two-way bilingual immersion programs, technology and language awareness and has done professional development workshops in California.

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Table of Contents


Part I - Changing Times, Changing Schools

Chapter 1 - Literacy

Chapter 2 - Pedagogy

Chapter 3 - Assessment

Chapter 4 - Technology

Part II - From Literacy to Multiliteracies: Narratives from the Frontier

Chapter 5 - Vignettes of classes in global learning networks

Chapter 6 - Project FRESA: Cultivating Community-Connected Learning

Chapter 7 - The Oral History Project: From a shrug to “How much time do I have, Mr. Green?”

Chapter 8 - The Biographies Project: Opportunities for Math--and Change--in the School Library

Chapter 9 - Nuestro Diccionario (Our Dictionary): Student Lexicography

Chapter 10 - Closing the Digital Divide Around the World

Part III - Imagining Educational Futures

Chapter 11 - Framing Directions for Change

Chapter 12 - Implementing Change

Appendix: Vignettes

“Media Assassins” at the 99 St. School

The Algebra Project

California Students Use Technology to Connect with Tsunami Survivors

Student Generated Databases Using Knowledge ForumÒ in the Eastern Arctic

Educational Video Center

Authors in the Classroom: “The Early Authors Program”

Virtual Pre-K

“Write the Truth”

DiaLogos: A Sister Class Exchange between Greece and Canada

Dual Language Bookmaking


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