With Literacy and Justice for All Rethinking the Social in Language and Education, Third Edition / Edition 3 available in Paperback
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In this edition, what Edelsky means by rethinking is improving and extending her own views, while at the same time demonstrating that such rethinking always occurs in the light of history. The volume includes a completely new Introduction and two entirely new chapters: one on reconceptualizing literacy learning as second language learning, and another on taking a historical view of responses to standardized testing. Throughout, in updating the volume, Edelsky uses a variety of structural styles to note contrasts in her views across time and to make the distinction clear between the original material and the current additions. This edition is a rare example of a scholarly owning-up to changes in thinking, and a much needed demonstration of the historically grounded nature of knowledge. As a whole, the third edition emphasizes recursiveness and questioning within a deliberately political framework.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface. Introduction. Not Acquiring Spanish as a Second Language: The Politics of Second Language Acquisition. Writing in a Bilingual Program: It All Depends. Contextual Complexities: Written Language Policies for Bilingual Programs. The Effect of "Theory" on Several Versions, Over a Quarter Century, of a Popular Theory: Plus Ça Change, Plus C'est la Même Chose. Literacy: Some Purposeful Distinctions. On Second Thought. Whole Language: What's New? Hookin' 'Em in at the Start of School in a Whole Language Classroom. Risky Literacy. Criticism and Self-Criticism. Resisting (Professional) Arrest. Sorely Tested.