Breaking the Silence Recognizing the Social and Cultural Resources Students Bring to the Classroom

ISBN-10: 0872074668
ISBN-13: 9780872074668
Edition: 2008
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Description: With the help of this book, you'll learn how to create classrooms that reflect and honour the social and cultural worlds of children, how to make instruction relevant to your students, and how to create home-school partnerships with diverse families.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: International Literacy Association
Publication date: 1/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

With the help of this book, you'll learn how to create classrooms that reflect and honour the social and cultural worlds of children, how to make instruction relevant to your students, and how to create home-school partnerships with diverse families.

Seymour B. Sarason is Professor Emeritus of Yale University's Department of Psychology where he taught for forty-five years. He is the founder of the Yale Psycho-Educational Clinic and the author of more than forty books, most of which bear directly on education.Seymour B. Sarason is Professor Emeritus of Yale University's Department of Psychology where he taught for forty-five years. He is the founder of the Yale Psycho-Educational Clinic and the author of more than forty books, most of which bear directly on education.Catherine Compton-Lilly is a reading teacher in Rochester, New York, and a Visiting Associate Professor at Saint John Fisher College. She is the author of Reading Families: The Literate Lives of Urban Children (Teachers College Press, 2002) as well as several articles and book reviews. She serves on the editorial board of Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research.

About the Editor
Contributors
Preface
Introduction: Sociocultural Considerations for Students and Classrooms: The Case of Alicia Rodriguez
Considerations for Sociocultural Teaching
New Literacy Studies: Literacy Learning Through a Sociocultural Lens
"Decontextualized Language" and the Problem of School Failure
"O Say, Do You See?": Using Critical Race Theory to Inform English Language Arts Instruction
"First, Do No Harm": A Cautionary Consideration of Classroom Research From a Sociocultural Perspective
Cultural-Historical Approaches to Literacy Teaching and Learning
Working With Diverse Students and Families
Unpacking the Science Fair: Sociocultural Approaches to Teaching English-Language Learners
Posing, Enacting, and Solving Local Problems in a Second-Grade Classroom: Critical Literacy and Multimodality in Action
This Is How We Do It: Helping Teachers Understand Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Diverse Classrooms
Diverse Families, Welcoming Schools: Creating Partnerships That Support Learning
Basketball, Rap, and SmackDown: Popular Culture and Literacy Learning
Conclusion
Index

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