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Reconceptualizing Literacy in the New Age of Multiculturalism and Pluralism (PB)

Reconceptualizing Literacy in the New Age of Multiculturalism and Pluralism (PB)

Reconceptualizing Literacy in the New Age of Multiculturalism and Pluralism (PB)

Reconceptualizing Literacy in the New Age of Multiculturalism and Pluralism (PB)

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Thirty-six American educators explore issues and challenges faced by the American educational system as the country becomes increasingly multicultural. The text provides a broad theoretical framework for reconceptualizing literacy from the perspective of multiculturalism and pluralism; examines issues of literacy and power, and literacy and culture; explores strategies for incorporating minority perspectives into the literacy curriculum; considers practical issues of developing teacher education for minority student populations, and forming links between schools and homes to empower the disenfranchised and isolated segments of the population. Recommended for teachers and teacher educators, administrators, and social scientists interested in diversity, for experts in ethnic studies, and for critical theorists and scholars in post-modern issues. No subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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ISBN-13: 9781930608900
Publisher: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 09/13/2004
Series: Language, Literacy, and Learning
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Biographical Informationvii
Part ITheoretical Framework
1.Frameworks for Understanding Multicultural Literacies3
2.Multicultural Belief: A Global or Domain-Specific Construct? An Analysis of Four Case Studies33
Part IIPower Issues
3.Monocultural Literacy: The Power of Print, Pedagogy, and Epistemological Blindness65
4.Liberating Literacy89
5.Taking Ownership of Literacy: Who Has the Power?111
Part IIILiteracy and Culture
6.An African-Centered Perspective on Literacy: Promise and Possibilities137
7.Reading, Language, Culture, and Ethnic Minority Students163
8.Best Practice(s)? The Cultural Discourse of Developmentalism in American Early Education: A Cross-Cultural Comparison187
9.African American Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature: Realism for the 21st Century209
10.Rocks in the Brook: A Teacher Educator's Reflections229
Part IVStrategies for Connecting With Minority Perspectives
11.English Language Learners' Reading: New Age Issues255
12.Home-School Collaboration: Successful Models in the Hispanic Community273
13.Getting the Most Out of School-Based Professional Development in Culturally Diverse Schools289
Part VTeacher Education
14.Preservice Teachers Connect Multicultural Knowledge and Perspectives with Literacy Instruction for Minority Students323
15.'Raccoon? Wass Dat?' Hawaiian Preservice Teachers Reconceptualize Culture, Literacy, and Schooling341
16.Understanding Culture in our Lives and Work: Teachers Literature Study in the Book Club Program367
17.The Power to Empower: Creating Home/School Relationships with the ABC's of Cultural Understanding and Communication389

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