Teaching Young Adult Literature Developing Students as World Citizens

ISBN-10: 1412956846
ISBN-13: 9781412956840
Edition: 2014
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Description: Teaching Young Adult Literatureáis a middle and secondary school methods text designed to introduce pre-service teachers in teacher credential programs and in-service teachers pursuing a Masters degree in Education to the field of young adult  More...

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List price: $89.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/14/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Teaching Young Adult Literatureáis a middle and secondary school methods text designed to introduce pre-service teachers in teacher credential programs and in-service teachers pursuing a Masters degree in Education to the field of young adult literature for use in contemporary contexts. The text introduces teachers to current research on adolescent life and literacy; the new and expanding genres of young adult literature; teaching approaches and practical strategies for using young adult literature in English and Language Arts secondary classrooms and in Content Area Subjects (e.g. History); and ongoing social, political and pedagogical issues of English and Language Arts classrooms in relation to contemporary young adult literature.Teaching Young Adult Literature will prepare teachers to:engage with student populations that exhibit greater social, cultural and linguistic diversity than ever before, including minority students, second language learners, and new immigrants, as well as the increasing visible gay, lesbian and transgender students and their families, students with disabilities, spiritually committed teens and students living in povertycreate learning environments through its focus on practical examples of activity-based teaching approaches and strategies that are built on an assumption of diversity among students and texts and that offer sufficient sophistication and complexity to meet this diversity without overwhelming the physical, emotional, and intellectual resources of teachers incorporate discussions and strategies related to dynamic new literacies, including the digitally mediated texts and multimedia compositions that are now interleaved in young adult literature and in studentsÆ creative and critical responses to this genre

Helen Harper , Ph.D. (deceased) was a Professor of Cultural Studies and English Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her research explored the intersection of social justice and cosmopolitan theory informed by a critical pedagogy stance. She is the co-author of books on advocacy and literacy, young adult literature, and numerous articles on adolescent literacy, democracy, and freedom. She served as co-editor of the International Reading Associationrsquo;s Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.

Thomas W. Beannbsp;has published refereed articles in top reading journals exploring the use of literature with critical literacy and documenting expanded uses of text in an information age. Bean's work in the field of reading and literacy is extensive and well respected, particularly for his expertise in the use of multicultural literature with secondary students. His is the author of books, including Targeted Reading: Improving Reading Achievement In Middle And Secondary Grades (Kendall Hunt); Content Area Literacy: An Integrated Approach 8/e (Kendall Hunt). Bean is an experienced researcher and practitioner in the area of reading and literacy education. He has co-authored (with Lisa Patel Stevens) several chapters on reading and literacy. nbsp;

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