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"Multicultural Issues & Literacy Achievement" (book)

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  • Don Osborn
    FYI (fwd from Linguist list)... DZO Date: 13-Dec-2005 From: Elizabeth Gangeri Subject: Mutlicultural Issues and Literacy
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      FYI (fwd from Linguist list)... DZO


      Date: 13-Dec-2005
      From: Elizabeth Gangeri <Elizabeth.Ganger@...>
      Subject: Mutlicultural Issues and Literacy Achievement: Au

      Title: Multicultural Issues and Literacy Achievement
      Published: 2005
      Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
      http://www.erlbaum.com/

      Author: Kathryn H. Au, University of Hawaii
      Hardback: ISBN: 0805844007 Pages: 232 Price: U.S. $ 59.95
      Paperback: ISBN: 0805844015 Pages: 232 Price: U.S. $ 24.95
      Abstract:

      This book is a sequel to the author's earlier volume entitled,
      "Literacy Instruction in Multicultural Settings". In addition to
      extensive updating of earlier material, this book extends the content
      coverage to include issues of power, attitudes, and systemic change
      through the application of discourse theory and critical theory. In
      doing so, however, the author has tried to maintain the brevity,
      stylistic clarity, and classroom focus of the earlier volume.

      Key features of this important new book include:

      *Teaching Flexibility. Although written with the classroom needs of
      pre-service teachers in mind, theory and research are treated in
      sufficient depth to make the book suitable for graduate courses and
      for teacher study groups.

      *Issues Organization. Each chapter is organized around familiar issues
      that characterize schools and classrooms with diverse student
      populations and explores these issues through new lenses that most
      teachers have not previously encountered.

      *Social Constructivist Perspective. Critical theory, discourse theory,
      and historical perspective are introduced in order to sensitize
      readers to the need to recognize negative, socially sustained patterns
      that hamper literacy achievement and replace them with positive
      patterns. To this end each chapter asks students to maintain a running
      list of negative patterns along with alternative positive patterns.

      Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

      Written In: English (eng )

      See this book announcement on our website:
      http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=17580
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