Literacy for a Better World

Literacy for a Better World

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This book brings literacy research and culturally relevant pedagogy together to offer a comprehensive vision of what socially just teaching looks like in the secondary English classroom. The author, an experienced professional developer and teacher, provides a powerful framework for analyzing classroom instruction with regard to ideals of stance, relevance, access, identity, and agency. Chapters provide models that have worked in real classrooms, including a model for developing units of study in social justice. The final chapter addresses how educaitonal leaders can create conditions for socially just teaching and learning in today's diverse schools. This book features: a focus on the challenges teachers are likely to face, particularly in schools with struggling, disengaged students; strategies for responding to critical moments in the classroom; lesson plans and vignettes from urban schools; and leadership principles for putting socially just teaching into action.This was an urgent problem of practice, and one that would not be easily undertaken without collective and focused effort. ... With only 29% of 10th-grade students passing the state test in reading in the 2010a€“2011 school year, the situationanbsp;...

Title:Literacy for a Better World
Author:Laura Schneider VanDerPloeg
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2011-11-04


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