The Skin That We Speak

Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom

Author: Lisa Delpit,Joanne Kilgore Dowdy

Publisher: New Press/ORIM

ISBN: 1595585842

Category: Education

Page: 256

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“Lucid, accessible” Insightful research on classroom language bias for educators and “parents concerned about questions of power and control in public schools” (Publishers Weekly). In this collection of thirteen essays, MacArthur Fellow Lisa Delpit and Kent State University Associate Professor Joanne Dowdy take a critical look at the issues of language and dialect in the education system. The Skin That We Speak moves beyond the highly charged war of idioms to present teachers and parents with a thoughtful exploration of the varieties of English spoken today. At a time when children who don’t speak formal English are written off in our schools, and when the class- and race-biased language used to describe those children determines their fate, The Skin That We Speak offers a cutting-edge look at this all-important aspect of education. Including groundbreaking work by Herbert Kohl, Gloria Ladson-Billings, and Victoria Purcell-Gates, as well as classic texts by Geneva Smitherman and Asa Hilliard, this volume of writing is what Black Issues Book Review calls “an essential text.” “The book is aimed at helping educators learn to make use of cultural differences apparent in language to educate children, but its content guarantees broader appeal.” —Booklist “An honest, much-needed look at one of the most crucial issues in education today.” —Jackson Advocate
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Voice in Qualitative Inquiry

Challenging conventional, interpretive, and critical conceptions in qualitative research

Author: Alecia Y Jackson,Lisa A Mazzei

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134107900

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Voice in Qualitative Inquiry is a critical response to conventional, interpretive, and critical conceptions of voice in qualitative inquiry. A select group of contributors focus collectively on the question, "What does it mean to work the limits of voice?" from theoretical, methodological, and interpretative positions, and the result is an innovative challenge to traditional notions of voice. The thought-provoking book will shift qualitative inquiry away from uproblematically engaging in practices and interpretations that limit what "counts" as voice and therefore data. The loss and betrayal of comfort and authority when qualitative researchers work the limits of voice will lead to new disruptions and irruptions in making meaning from data and, in turn, will add inventive and critical dialogue to the conversation about voice in qualitative inquiry. Toward this end, the book will specifically address the following objectives: To promote an examination of how voice functions to communicate in qualitative research To expose the excesses and instabilities of voice in qualitative research To present theoretical, methodological, and interpretative implications that result in a problematizing of voice To provide working examples of how qualitative methodologists are engaging the multiple layers of voice and meaning To deconstruct the epistemological limits of voice that circumscribe our view of the world and the ways in which we make meaning as researchers This compelling collection will challenge those who conduct qualitative inquiry to think differently about how they collect, analyze, and represent meaning using the voices of others, as well as their own.
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Everyday Antiracism

Getting Real About Race in School

Author: Mica Pollock

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595585672

Category: Education

Page: 416

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Which acts by educators are “racist” and which are “antiracist”? How can an educator constructively discuss complex issues of race with students and colleagues? In Everyday Antiracism leading educators deal with the most challenging questions about race in school, offering invaluable and effective advice. Contributors including Beverly Daniel Tatum, Sonia Nieto, and Pedro Noguera describe concrete ways to analyze classroom interactions that may or may not be “racial,” deal with racial inequality and “diversity,” and teach to high standards across racial lines. Topics range from using racial incidents as teachable moments and responding to the “n-word” to valuing students’ home worlds, dealing daily with achievement gaps, and helping parents fight ethnic and racial misconceptions about their children. Questions following each essay prompt readers to examine and discuss everyday issues of race and opportunity in their own classrooms and schools. For educators and parents determined to move beyond frustrations about race, Everyday Antiracism is an essential tool.
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Fires in the Bathroom

Advice for Teachers from High School Students

Author: Kathleen Cushman

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595585702

Category: Education

Page: 204

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Since its initial publication in hardcover in 2003, Fires in the Bathroom has been through multiple printings and received the attention of teachers across the country. Now in paperback, Kathleen Cushman’s groundbreaking book offers original insights into teaching teenagers in today’s hard-pressed urban high schools from the point of view of the students themselves. It speaks to both new and established teachers, giving them firsthand information about who their students are and what they need to succeed. Students from across the country contributed perceptive and pragmatic answers to questions of how teachers can transcend the barriers of adolescent identity and culture to reach the diverse student body in today’s urban schools. With the fresh and often surprising perspectives of youth, they tackle tough issues such as increasing engagement and motivation, teaching difficult academic material, reaching English-language learners, and creating a classroom culture where respect and success go hand in hand.
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We Do Language

English Language Variation in the Secondary English Classroom

Author: Anne H. Charity-Hudley,Christine Mallinson

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772518

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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We Do Language builds on the authors’ highly acclaimed first collaboration, Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools, and examines the need to integrate linguistically informed teaching into the secondary English classroom. The book meets three critical goals for preparing English educators to ensure the academic success of their students. First, the book helps educators acquire a greater knowledge of language variation so they may teach their students to analyze the social, cultural, and linguistic dimensions of the texts they read in class. Second, the chapters provide specific information about language varieties that students bring with them to school so that educators can better assist students in developing the literacy skills necessary for the Common Core State Standards. Third, the text empowers educators to build their linguistic awareness so they may more fully understand, respect, and meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students. We Do Language features concrete strategies, models, and vignettes, as well as classroom materials developed by English educators for English educators. It is essential reading for anyone interested in learning about the role that language plays in the experiences of students, both in secondary and postsecondary environments. “Full of advice and support for walking hand-in-hand with students into imaginative ways of understanding the realities of language variation, this book is pure joy for teachers and college counselors. Even more important is the guarantee that when these educators embrace the humanity and philosophy so touchingly illustrated by the authors, the intrigue of thinking deeply about speaking, writing, and reading is sure to follow for students.” —Shirley Brice Heath, Margery Bailey Professor of English & Dramatic Literature and Professor of Linguistics, Emerita, Stanford University “We Do Language is an enabling tool for helping teachers and those who prepare them to face—perhaps better than we ever have—the challenge of schooling in the English/language arts for the 21st century.” —From the Foreword by Jacqueline Jones Royster, Ivan Allen Chair in Liberal Arts and Technology and Dean, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Georgia Institute of Technology “Long overdue and much needed. African American English is here to stay, and this book affirms and supports educators and African American students, their language, and their culture. I can't thank the authors enough for writing this powerful, thought provoking, and critical analysis of language variation.” —Donna Ford, Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor of Special Education and Teaching and Learning, Peabody College of Education, Vanderbilt University Anne H. Charity Hudley is associate professor of education, English, linguistics, and Africana studies at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Christine Mallinson is associate professor in the Language, Literacy, and Culture Program and affiliate associate professor in the Gender and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC).
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Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools

Author: Anne H. Charity Hudley,Christine Mallinson

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807774022

Category: Education

Page: 193

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In today’s culturally diverse classrooms, students possess and use many culturally, ethnically, and regionally diverse English language varieties that may differ from standardized English. This book helps classroom teachers become attuned to these differences and offers practical strategies to support student achievement while fostering positive language attitudes in classrooms and beyond. The text contrasts standardized varieties of English with Southern, Appalachian, and African American English varieties, focusing on issues that are of everyday concern to those who are assessing the linguistic competence of students. Featuring a narrative style with teaching strategies and discussion questions, this practical resource: Provides a clear, introductory explanation of what is meant by non-standard English, from both linguistic and educational viewpoints. Emphasizes what educators needs to know about language variation in and outside of the classroom. Addresses the social factors accompanying English language variation and how those factors interact in real classrooms. “A landmark book. . . . It guides linguists and educators as we all work to apply our knowledge on behalf of those for whom it matters most: students.” —From the Afterword by Walt Wolfram, North Carolina State University “In the ongoing debate about language we typically hear arguments about what students say and/or how they say it. Finally, a volume that takes on the ‘elephant in the parlor’—WHO is saying it. By laying bare the complicated issues of race, culture, region, and ethnicity, Charity Hudley and Mallinson provide a scholarly significant and practically relevant text for scholars and practitioners alike. This is bound to be an important contribution to the literature.” —Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin–Madison “An invaluable guide for teachers, graduate students, and all lovers of language. The authors provide a comprehensive and fascinating account of Southern and African American English, showing how it differs from standardized English, how those differences affect children in the classroom, and how teachers can use these insights to better serve their students.” —Deborah Tannen, University Professor and professor of linguistics, Georgetown University

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Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom

Approaches, Strategies and Tools, Preschool-2nd Grade

Author: Mariana Souto-Manning

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807771457

Category: Education

Page: 169

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This unique book features an array of approaches, strategies, and tools for teaching multiculturally in the early years. The teachers and classrooms portrayed here provide young children with rich educational experiences that empower them to understand themselves in relation to others. You will see how amazing teachers engage in culturally responsive teaching that fosters educational equity while also meeting state and national standards (such as the Common Core State Standards). This engaging book is sprinkled with questions for reflection and implementation that encourage educators to start planning ways of enhancing their own teaching, making their early childhood setting a more equitable learning space. Book Features: Multicultural education in action,including the everyday issues and tensions experienced by children and their families. Powerful vignettes from diverse Head Start, preschool, kindergarten, 1st- and 2nd-grade classrooms throughout the United States. Sections on “Getting Started” and “Considering Obstacles and Exploring Possibilities” in each chapter. A list of multicultural children’s books and resources for further reading. Chapters: Multicultural Tools and Strategies for Teaching Young Children Multicultural Education as Transformative Education Interviews: Encouraging Children to Ask Questions Critical Inquiry: Supporting Children’s Investigations Culture Circles with Multicultural Literature: Addressing Issues of Fairness Community Resources and Home Literacies: Developing Funds of Knowledge Technology: Media(ting) Multicultural Teaching Storytelling and Story Acting: Creating Spaces for Children to Negotiate Change Reflecting on the Possibilities of Teaching Multiculturally: What Next? What If? Mariana Souto-Manning is Associate Professor of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. “A profound, rich, and rewarding meditation and deep conversation with teachers fully engaging young children with culture, social history, and learning for the future. This wide-ranging book escapes temporal, spatial, and disciplinary boundaries. Read it and reflect on how you can take it into your own life of learning.” —Shirley Brice Heath, Professor Emerita, Stanford University “Early childhood educators will experience this unique book as a warm and detailed invitation to engage in multicultural education. The emphasis throughout is on “multi”—multiple pedagogical approaches, from culture circles to podcasts to story acting, and multiple cultural heritages embodied by active children and teachers. From a critical perspective and alongside creative teachers who aspire to be transformative, Souto-Manning links accessible theory with rich and thoughtful practices.” —Celia Genishi, Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University “Mariana Souto-Manning’s Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom rightly places the use of deficit thinking and ineffective teaching strategies in the wasteland of classroom instruction. The author superbly documents and explains ways of teaching multiculturally that will richly benefit the learning of all students and make teaching become the fun that teachers dreamed it would be when they first said, ‘I want to teach because I love kids.’” —Carl A. Grant, Hoefs-Bascom Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison “Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom encourages teachers to honor, affirm, and challenge even our very youngest children to think inclusively, critically, and democratically—a necessity if we are to help develop knowledgeable, caring, and empowered learners.” —Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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Through ebony eyes

what teachers need to know but are afraid to ask about African American students

Author: Gail L. Thompson

Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub

ISBN: 9780787970611

Category: Education

Page: 328

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Fifty years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision was handed down from the Supreme Court, schools are still grappling with issues pertaining to race, ethnicity, diversity, and multiculturalism. In this book, Gail L. Thompson takes on the volatile topic of the role of race in education and explores the black-white achievement gap and the cultural divide that exists between some teachers and African American students. Solidly based on research conducted with 175 educators, Through Ebony Eyes provides information and strategies that will help teachers increase their effectiveness with African American students. Written in conversational language, Through Ebony Eyes offers a wealth of examples and personal stories that clearly demonstrate the cultural differences that exist in the schools and offers a three-part, long-term professional development plan that will help teachers become more effective. Through Ebony Eyes tackles real-life problems in schools and explains why some African American students misbehave in class and how teachers often unwittingly contribute to their misbehavior. Examples from a variety of classrooms and Thompson's own personal story of transformation clearly show how it is possible for a teacher to reach African American students and what it takes to become a powerful and influential life-changing teacher. Through Ebony Eyes revisits the controversial topic of whether or not teachers should force African American students to speak Standard English in class and includes recommendations on motivating African American students to acquire Standard English skills without silencing them or devaluing their "home" language. The book offers practical advice on whether teachers should allow African American students to call each other the "N" word and offers suggestions on how to handle students' accusations of racism. This important resource offers teachers, administrators, and student-teachers much-needed guidance for closing the cultural gap and providing sensitive but rigorous and effective educational experiences for their African American students.
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The Act of Teaching English

What Effective Teachers Do in Their Classrooms

Author: Joseph O'Beirne Milner,Mary K. Graciano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 344

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The profession needs Engaging Classrooms! In this work, the voices of young teacher researchers fairly spring alive as they tackle the questions and topics that reflect the concerns of both novice and experienced teachers. These writers provide a fresh look, one which offers rational, insightful glimpses into the classrooms of four respected, professional teacher leaders. This book would be welcome in a teacher research class or as part of a methods class that includes a focus on classroom-based research.
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Teaching About Dialect Variations and Language in Secondary English Classrooms

Power, Prestige, and Prejudice

Author: Michelle D. Devereaux

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136675191

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Standardized tests demand Standard English, but secondary students (grades 6-12) come to school speaking a variety of dialects and languages, thus creating a conflict between students’ language of nurture and the expectations of school. The purpose of this text is twofold: to explain and illustrate how language varieties function in the classroom and in students’ lives and to detail linguistically informed instructional strategies. Through anecdotes from the classroom, lesson plans, and accessible narrative, it introduces theory and clearly builds the bridge to daily classroom practices that respect students’ language varieties and use those varieties as strengths upon which secondary English teachers can build. The book explains how to teach about language variations and ideologies in the classroom; uses typically taught texts as models for exploring how power, society, and identity interact with language, literature, and students’ lives; connects the Common Core State Standards to the concepts presented; and offers strategies to teach the sense and structure of Standard English and other language variations, so that all students may add Standard English to their linguistic toolboxes.
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African American Research Perspectives

An Occasional Report of the Program for Research on Black Americans, African American Mental Health Research Center, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African Americans

Page: N.A

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On Discourse Analysis in Classrooms

Approaches to Language and Literacy Research

Author: David Bloome

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807749142

Category: Education

Page: 166

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This book in the NCRLL Collection provides an introductory discussion of discourse analysis of language and literacy events in classrooms. The authors introduce approaches to discourse analysis in a way that redefines traditional topics and provokes the imagination of researchers. For those who have limited knowledge of discourse analysis, this book will help generate new questions about literacy events in classrooms. For those familiar with this research perspective, this book will map diverse approaches that can be utilized.
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Content Reading and Literacy

Succeeding in Today's Diverse Classrooms

Author: Donna E. Alvermann,Stephen F. Phelps

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 432

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"The Fourth Edition Builds on Past Strengths and Adds New Ones... " Student Centered. Culturally Diverse Students. Evidence-Based Standards. Written by renowned authors Donna Alvermann and Steven Phelps, the Fourth Edition includes more emphasis and information on addressing the literacy needs of English language learners and culturally diverse students, a new focus on evidence-based practices and standards, and key information on newer frameworks for reading and writing instruction, such as the sociocultural New Literacies Framework, that equips students to teach content area literacy from a student-centered approach. What Continues to Make This Book a Best Seller... Increased discussion of English language learners. New evidence-based research icons highlighting current research New standards icons from various subject areas help pre-service teachers make the connection on how content area literacy instruction helps them meet the standards in their disciplines. New writing icons throughout the chapters point to writing examples. Thoroughly revised Chapter 7, " Reading to Learn." New information for all of the content areas in every chapter is represented in the examples, lessons, vignettes, and scenarios, making it easier for students enrolled from different discipline areas to locate content-specific/relevant examples. Ringing Endorsements for "Content Area Reading and Literacy, Fourth Edition" " Chapter 14-- " Teaching for Diversity." "This is an excellent chapter that certification students and other graduate students can use to understand more about thetypes of diversity categories that are present in instructional settings. This textbook is excellent for students." " Lavernia F. Hutchison, University of Houston-- Central Campus "" There are many strengths in this text. I particularly like the way it is laid out. I believe that helping the students to see the importance of content literacy from the very beginning is extremely important. Immediately following this topic the students then move directly into diversity, which includes the understanding the meaning of language and culture. Both of these topics form the basis for the rest of the course. Overall, I believe that this book is an excellent text for teaching in the Content Area." " Randy M. Wood, Baylor University "" The strengths of this text include the authors in depth knowledge of the field of content area reading. Their chapter on assessing textbooks is invaluable for secondary teachers who don't understand the difficulty of some textbooks and the problems these texts can cause students. The chapter on multiculturalism and the ESL learner is a strength. The chapter on vocabulary is outstanding." " Patricia J. Pollifrone, Gannon University Please visit the book specific website at: http: //www.ablongman.com/alvermann4e to learn more.
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Teaching writing in the African American classroom

a sociolinguistic approach

Author: Julie Sweetland,Stanford University,Stanford University. Dept. of Linguistics

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 516

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This study evaluates the outcomes of a ten-week elementary language arts curriculum designed to improve the writing achievement and experiences of children who speak African American Vernacular English (AAVE). The curriculum integrated sociolinguistic research with contemporary language arts pedagogy, using multicultural children's literature to teach about regional and social language variation, and incorporating dialect-based grammar instruction (contrastive analysis) into the writing process. Six upper-elementary teachers in an urban school district in Ohio participated in a workshop on sociolinguistic diversity and subsequently implemented the curriculum with 76 students. Student outcomes were compared with two groups of students in the same school district: three classes (41 students) that participated in a partial intervention and four classes (58 students) that received no intervention.
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Teaching music in the urban classroom

Author: Carol Frierson-Campbell,MENC, the National Association for Music Education (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781578864607

Category: Education

Page: 194

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Examines the issues of music instruction in urban schools and provides political, philosophical, and practical approaches to music education.
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Investigations in Number, Data, and Space

Grade 4. Supplement

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780328249206

Category: Mathematics

Page: 126

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Part of a K-5 mathematics curriculum, with curriculum units for classroom use and resources for teachers; the Investigations curriculum was developed at TERC, formerly Technical Education Research Centers.
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"It's Not the Color of Their Skin"

Identity Politics, Literacy Practices, and Multicultural Curricula in an Urban Fifth-grade Classroom

Author: Jessica Clare Zacher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 480

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Mathematics for every student

Responding to diversity, grades 9-12

Author: Alfino Flores

Publisher: Natl Council of Teachers of

ISBN: 9780873536134

Category: Education

Page: 134

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Demonstrates how connecting real-life activities with mathematical concepts, and building on students' knowledge and experiences, can help them excel in the classroom. Strategies that can immediately be implemented to help students form better connections with the content they are studying are also described. --from publisher description
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Inclusive pedagogy for English language learners

a handbook of research-informed practices

Author: Lorrie Stoops Verplaetse,Naomi Migliacci

Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum

ISBN: 9780805857191

Category: Education

Page: 365

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In this handbook leading researchers, teacher educators, and expert practitioners speak to current and future educators and educational leaders in understandable language about the research that informs best practices for English language learners integrated into the K-12 public school system. Responding to current state and federal mandates that require educators to link their practices to sound research results, it is designed to help educators to define, select, and defend realistic educational practices that include and serve well their English language learning student populations. A critical and distinctive feature of this volume is its non-technical language that is accessible to general educators who have not been trained in the fields of second-language development and applied linguistics. Each chapter begins with a thorough discussion of the recommended practices, followed by a description of the research that supports these practices. The rigor of reported research is contained, but this research is written in a lay person's terminology, accompanied by bibliographies for readers who wish to read about the research in technical detail. The volume is structured around four themes: In the Elementary Classroom; In the Middle and Secondary Classroom; School and Community Collaboration; and School and District Reform. Inclusive Pedagogy for English Language Learnersis intended for current and future educational administrators, all educators who have a keen interest in school reform at the classroom, school, or district level, and staff developers, policy makers, parents and community groups, and anyone interested in the successful education of linguistically and culturally diverse students.
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