Immigrant Students and Literacy Reading, Writing, and Remembering

ISBN-10: 0807747327
ISBN-13: 9780807747322
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 12/19/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

This powerful book demonstrates how culturally responsive teaching can make learning come alive. Drawing on his experience as a fifth-grade teacher in a multiethnic school where children spoke over 14 different home languages, the author reveals how he created a language arts curriculum from the students' own rich cultural resources, narratives, and identities.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The National Mythology and Urban Teaching
"United in Diversity": The Rhetoric and Reality
Classroom Practice and Cultural Context
This Book and Its Organization
The Power of Inquiry
"From the Heart to the World and Back Again": Negotiating the Boundaries
From the Location of the Classroom
From the Location of the University
From the Location of My Past
Back to the Urban Classroom
A Professional Community
The Power of Stories
Celso's Secret Box: Creating Community Through Shared Stories
The Manongs and Manangs
Different Paths, Different Stories
Celso's Story
Creating Community Through Narrative
"It's What We Have Survived"
Nurturing
Schooling
Carmen's Unwritten Story: Failing Our Students with Remediation
Discovering Carmen's Roles
Carmen's Father
Carmen's Unwritten Story
Schooling as Exclusion
The Second Classroom
Literacy Practices in the "Second Classroom"
"We Are Strong and Sturdy in the Heart": Redefining Accountability
Residential Stigma
The Neighborhood Writes Back
"I Will Tell You a Little Bit About My People": Narrating Immigrant Pasts
Necessary Silences
Silencing in Schools
From Silence to Voice
Intergenerational Storytelling
Narratives of Survival
Learning to Listen
"They Came Here for Their Lives": Writing Transnational Identities
Maria: Writing from, a Balikbayan Perspective
"I'm Going to Talk to You About Myself": School Literacy as Reflection
"This Was a Day That Had Swollen My Heart": School Literacy as Empathy
"Part of My Life Was Refilled into My Mind": School Literacy as Correspondence
Reaching Beyond the School Curriculum
Dancing Across Borders: Performing Identities
The Personal as Professional
"The World Outside Our Door Was Foreign"
Lesson Plans: Girl Talk and Teatro
"Cuando Todos Somos Iguales!" (When We Are All Equal!)
What the Teacher Didn't Know
Community Through Transgression
The Process of Inquiry
Continuing Stories
Systematic Improvisation: A Way of Teaching and Researching
Commitment to Inquiry
The Teacher Researcher as an Emergent Professional and Activist Identity
Our Literacy Curriculum
References
Index
About the Author

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