Multicultural Issues in Literacy Research and Practice

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This volume brings together researchers and participants from diverse groups, reflecting the different ways in which the field of multicultural literacies has been interpreted. A common theme across the chapters is attention to the ways in which elements of difference—race, ethnicity, gender, class, and language—create dynamic tensions that influence students' literacy experiences and achievement. The hope of the editors is that readers will build on the experiences and findings presented so that the field of multicultural literacies will have a greater impact of literacy research, policy, and practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805832402
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Pages: 318
  • Lexile: 1310L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Giving Voice to Multicultural Literacy Research and Practice 1
1 Finding Esmerelda's Shoes: A Case Study of a Young Bilingual Child's Responses to Literature 11
2 Examining Children's Biliteracy in the Classroom 29
3 Headwoman's Blues: Small Group Reading and the Interactions of Culture, Gender, and Ability 49
4 Fostering Collaboration Between Home and School Through Curriculum Development: Perspectives of Three Appalachian Children 69
5 Telling the People's Stories: Literacy Practices and Processes in a Navajo Community School 101
6 Multicultural Views of Literacy Learning and Teaching 123
7 Spanish in Latino Picture Storybooks in English: Its Use and Textual Effects 145
8 From the Mountain to the Mesa: Scaffolding Preservice Teachers' Knowledge About the Cultural Contexts of Literacy 167
9 English as a Second Language, Literacy Development in Mainstream Classrooms: Application of a Model for Effective Practice 185
10 Assessing and Assisting Performance of Diverse Learners: A View of Responsive Teaching in Action 203
11 The Implementation of a Multicultural Literacy Program in Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Classrooms 223
12 Pitfalls and Potential: Multicultural Literature and Teacher Study Groups 263
Afterword 289
Author Index 297
Subject Index 305
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