Urban Literacies: Critical Perspectives on Language, Learning, and Community

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Urban Literacies showcases cutting-edge perspectives on urban education and language and literacy by respected junior and senior scholars, researchers, and teacher educators. The authors explore-through various theoretical orientations and diverse methodologies-meanings of urban education in the lives of students and their families across three intersecting areas of research: (1) family and community literacies, (2) teaching and teacher ...

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Overview

Urban Literacies showcases cutting-edge perspectives on urban education and language and literacy by respected junior and senior scholars, researchers, and teacher educators. The authors explore-through various theoretical orientations and diverse methodologies-meanings of urban education in the lives of students and their families across three intersecting areas of research: (1) family and community literacies, (2) teaching and teacher education, and (3) popular culture, digital media, and forms of multimodality.

This important volume:

Extends the focus on "literacy" to include multiple settings and forms, as well as multiple voices and perspectives.

Serves as a model of critical research and an extension of mentoring relationships and collaborative engagements.

Includes a "Critical Perspective" section at the end of each chapter, in which authors discuss implications, practices, strategies, and recommendations for improving literacy instruction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807751824
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Series: Language and Literacy Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Arnetha F. Ball Carol D. Lee ix

Acknowledgments xi

On Critical Urban Education: An Introduction Valerie Kinloch 1

Part I In Consideration of Family and Community Literacies Juan C. Guerra 11

1 Aprendiendo de Sus Comunidades/Learning from Their Communities: Bilingual Teachers Researching Urban Latino Neighborhoods Lucila D. Margarita Machado-Casas Patricia Sánchez Howard L. Smith 15

2 A Different World: Black Bookstores as Literacy Counterpublics Marc Lamont Hill 38

3 Identity Construction in the Borderlands: The Acosta Family Carmen M. Martínez-Roldán Guillermo Malavé 53

4 Double Reading: Young Black Scholars Responding to Whiteness in a Community Literacy Program Stephanie Power Carter Kafi D. Kumasi 72

Part II The Buzz On Teaching And Community Anne Haas Dyson Celia Genishi 91

5 A Different Kind of Teaching: Culture Circles as Professional Development for Freedom Mariana Souto-Manning 95

6 (Re)Framing Teaching in Urban Classrooms: A Poststructural (Re)Reading of Critical Literacy as Curricular and Pedagogical Practice Marcelle M. Haddix Mary Alexandra Rojas 111

7 Down for the Ride but Not for the Die: Theatre as Language for Incarcerated Girls Maisha T. Winn 125

Part III Studies on Popular Culture and Forms of Multimodality Colleen Fairbanks Detra Price-Dennis 143

8 Writing as a Site of Struggle: Popular Culture, Empowerment, and Politics of (In)Visibility Korina Jocson Jamal Cooks 145

9 Is It Bigger Than Hip-Hop? Examining the Problems and Potential of Hip-Hop in the Curriculum Jung Kim 160

10 "The Consciousness of the Verbal Artist": Understanding Vernacular Literacies in Digital and Embodied Spaces Django Paris David E. Kirkland 177

Conclusion: Reflections and Insights on Urban Education Valerie Kinloch Sonia Nieto Peter Smagorinsky 195

Afterword: What If… JoBeth Allen 201

About the Editor and the Contributors 203

Index 207

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