Crossing Boundaries Teaching and Learning with Urban Youth

ISBN-10: 0807752940
ISBN-13: 9780807752944
Edition: 2012
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Description: In her new book, Valerie Kinloch, award-winning author of Harlem on Our Minds, sheds light on the ways urban youth engage in "meaning-making" experiences as a way to assert critical, creative, and highly sophisticated perspectives on teaching,  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 2/24/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

In her new book, Valerie Kinloch, award-winning author of Harlem on Our Minds, sheds light on the ways urban youth engage in "meaning-making" experiences as a way to assert critical, creative, and highly sophisticated perspectives on teaching, learning, and survival. Kinloch rejects deficit models that have traditionally defined the literacy abilities of students of color, especially African American and Latino/a youth. In contrast, she "crosses boundaries" to listen to the voices of students attending high school in New York City's Harlem community. In Crossing Boundaries, Kinloch uses a critical teacher-researcher lens to propose new directions for youth literacies and achievements. The text features examples of classroom engagements, student writings and presentations, discussions of texts and current events, and conversations on skills, process, achievement, and underachievement.

Series Foreword
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: "Miss, You Crazy for This": Crossing Boundaries and Collaborating for Change
Centering Students
Reaching Forward
Crossing Boundaries in Teaching and Teacher Education
Confronting Differences as a Meaning Making System
Getting Started: Crossing Boundaries as Lessons in Social Change
Equity and Diversity in Teaching and Learning: Case Studies at Perennial High School
A Look at East Harlem as Local Context
A Look at Perennial High School as Case
Reflections from Fieldnotes
Senior English at Perennial and Methodological Issues
Cases and Conditions: Looking Ahead
Damya's Democracy: Classrooms as Sites of Literacy Engagements
Getting Going and Searching for Answers
"You've Gotta Have...That Combo to Have Democracy": Classrooms as Sites of Engagement
Democratic Engagements as Situated Practice in Teaching and Learning
Democratic Engagements in Practice
Damya's Democracy: Not Yet Implications
"Who You Calling a Writer?" Sincerely, Robert and Aureliano
We Are Writers
Adopting a Writerly Stance
Sincerely, Robert and Aureliano
Cryin' for Christina
Who's Cryin'?
Power and People's Children
Literate Identities
Moving Out of Silence and Working Through Struggles
Beyond Classroom Teaching: Literacy and Social Justice in the Library Foyer
"Is This Literacy?" Learning in the Library Foyer
Breaking Through: On Not Relying on Assumptions
"Afraid of Afraid": Closing Suggestions
Students in the English Course
Questions from Pre-Service Teacher Education Candidates to High School Students
References
Index
About the Author

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