Socially Responsible Literacy Teaching Adolescents for Purpose and Power

ISBN-10: 0807753726

ISBN-13: 9780807753729

Edition: 2012

Authors: Paula M. Selvester, Deborah G. Summers, Shirley Brice Heath, Valerie Kinloch

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This book offers a new vision for teaching adolescent literacy that moves beyond teaching reading for its own sake and toward seeing reading as a way to motivate students to engage with their world. The authors share adolescent readers' experiences to discover how teachers encourage their students to explore their identities, face injustices, and contribute to their communities. Readers learn how to incorporate core issues of a socially responsible pedagogy into their own curricula to support strong literacy skills across the content areas. Each chapter includes reflection questions that move the reader toward personal and professional development, along with classroom applications that provide specific strategies and ideas for socially responsible literacy projects.
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List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 12/14/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Toward a Socially Responsible Pedagogy
Adolescent Voices on Literacy and Power
Contextualizing the Role of Literacy
The History of Literacy: Positioning and Purpose
Goals of Literacy and Schooling in Society Today
The Impetus for Change: Socially Responsible Pedagogy
The Intersection of Literacy, Power, and Identity
Listening to Adolescent Voices
Adolescents' Perception of Power in the School Context
Toward a Socially Responsible Pedagogy
Some Necessary Definitions
Reflection, Application, and Resources
A Socially Responsible Pedagogy of Adolescent Literacy
Toward a Definition
Reflection, Application, and Resources
The Spirit of a Socially Responsible Pedagogy
Necessary Conditions, Rights, and Responsibilities
The Role of Adolescent Identity Development in Socially Responsible Learning
Developmental Approaches to Adolescent Identity
Using Developmental Theory to Inform the Socially Responsible Pedagogy
Issues in Constructing Identities
Rights and Responsibilities in the Socially Responsible Classroom
Reflection, Application, and Resources
Capacities for Nurturing Social Responsibility
Purpose of Public Schooling: Creating Socially Responsible Citizens
Workers and Citizens
Capacities for Sustaining a Socially Responsible Pedagogy
Reflection, Application, and Resources
The Science and Art of a Socially Responsible Pedagogy
Testing and Assessment: What Are the Stakes?
High-Stakes Testing and Its Impact
The Historical Context of the Accountability Movement
Social, Economic, and Political Forces Affecting the Accountability Movement
Socially Responsible Literacy as Communities of Inquiry
Socially Responsible Assessments
Questions to Ask
Reflection, Application, and Resources
Taking Responsibility Through Learning Strategies
Defining Self-Regulated Learning in the Socially Responsible Setting
Understanding the Role of Self-regulated Learning for Social Responsibility
The Self-Regulated Learning Process
The Role of Goal Orientation and Self-Efficacy in Self-Regulated Learning
The Critical Need for Self-Regulated Learners
Reflection, Application, and Resources
Academic Language and the Discourses of Power
Sources of Capital that Shape Discourses of Power
Academic Literacy, Disciplinary Literacy, and Academic Language
Academic Language and Vocabulary
Finding Positive Academic Identity
Oral Discourse and Academic Identity Development
Reflection, Application, and Resources
Reading Powerfully
Becoming a Critical Reader
The Adolescent Literacy "Crisis" in Context
Changing Our Orientations to Literacy
Critical Literacy in the Socially Responsible Classroom
Planning and Teaching the Socially Responsible Reading Curriculum
Close Up or Far Away: Things to Consider in Selecting Between Approaches
Reflection, Application, and Resources
Writing to Create Change
A Critical Look at Contemporary Writing Instruction
Beyond Drill and Kill: Constructive Approaches to Writing
A Critical Literacy Orientation to Writing
Reflection, Application, and Resources
About the Authors
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