Author: Judith W. Solsken
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 1993
Part of a series exploring how language influences and is influenced by educational processes, this book describes difficulties boys and girls experience in learning to read and write due to gendered divisions of labor. The book draws on an ethnographic study that followed 13 children from kindergarten through second grade and found that, in learning to read and write, children construct gendered identities and negotiate their social relations with parents, siblings, teachers, and peers; thus even in learning literacy, traditional gender roles in family, school, and society are often unwittingly perpetuated. The book's chapters are: (1) "Learning about Literacy from Children," presenting the assumptions of prevailing research perspectives: emergent literacy, social construction of literacy, and literacy as social status and identity; (2) "The Roots of Literacy Learning in Families," introducing four of the children and their families and showing how literacy is grounded in family relations and how children constructed their own orientations toward literacy; (3) "Literacy Instruction in the Kindergarten Classroom," presenting the pedagogical context of children's literacy learning, and the approach to literacy learning in the kindergarten and its theoretical basis in the various perspectives on literacy; (4) "Children's Orientations toward Literacy in Kindergarten," comparing the classroom literacy learning of two children, and showing that children's responses to a teacher's pedagogical approach result from literacy orientations they had constructed at home; (5)"Tensions in Children's Kindergarten Literacy Learning," focusing on sources of tension in children's literacy learning and in the teacher's choices as related to gender and work issues; (6) "Beyond Stereotypes: The Complexity of Negotiating Gender and Work Relations in Literacy Learning," considering how structuring processes in the family and classroom related to work and gender affect individual literacy learning; (7) "Continuity and Change in First and Second Grade," examining continuity and change in four children's orientations toward literacy; and (8) "Reflections on the Journey," offering final observations on literacy, gender, and work, and arguing that theoretical perspectives that allow fuller and more complex understandings of emergent literacy are needed. An appendix summarizes the data collected on the children. Contains over 200 references. (TM)
Author: Jim Anderson
Release Date: 2005-05-06
Designed to stimulate debate and critical thinking and to draw readers' attention to the ideological nature of literacy education across a broad range of literacy contexts, this book crosses traditional boundaries between the study of family, community, and school literacies to offer a unique global perspective on multiple literacies, from theory to case studies of various settings. These examples suggest ways that literacy practices should be created by simultaneously shaping relationships and identity, and by privileging particular literacy practices in particular situations. The dialogue within the book among chapter authors writing across traditionally distinct fields highlights the interconnections among diverse literacy sites and stimulates the pursuit of a more integrated and interdisciplinary approach to literacy education. The critical and dialogic approach serves to challenge and extend many conventional notions surrounding literacy education in communities, schools, and families. Portraits of Literacy Across Families, Communities, and Schools: Intersections and Tensions is particularly relevant for scholars and students in the area of literacy, broadly speaking, including family literacy, community literacy, adult literacy, critical language studies, multiliteracies, youth literacy, English as a second language, language and social policy, and global literacy. Additionally, the inclusion of studies derived from a variety of research methods and designs makes this is a useful text in research methodology courses that aim to present and analyze real-life examples of literacy research designs and methods.
Now in its third edition, the Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts—sponsored by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English—offers an integrated perspective on the teaching of the English language arts and a comprehensive overview of research in the field. Prominent scholars, researchers, and professional leaders provide historical and theoretical perspectives about teaching the language arts focus on bodies of research that influence decision making within the teaching of the language arts explore the environments for language arts teaching reflect on methods and materials for instruction Reflecting important recent developments in the field, the Third Edition is restructured, updated, and includes many new contributors. More emphasis is given in this edition to the learner, multiple texts, learning, and sharing one’s knowledge. A Companion Website, new for this edition, provides PowerPoint® slides highlighting the main points of each chapter.
The achievement gap is a language gap—and you can bridge it! Mastering academic language is the "make or break" skill for school success. This much-needed book shows how teachers can scaffold instruction for students who struggle to learn, speakers of non-standard English, and English learners, helping students from all backgrounds to thrive in school. Readers will find: Practical teaching strategies based on the four key facets of academic language fluency Richly detailed case studies about students’ experiences with academic language across the content areas Guidance on family involvement Thought-provoking study questions, along with performance assessment tools
For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.
Author: Julia Menard-Warwick
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
This ethnographic study of a California English as a Second Language program explores how the gendered life experiences of immigrant adults shape their participation in both the English language classroom and the education of their children, within the contemporary sociohistorical context of Latin American immigration to the United States.
Author: Leo P. Chall
Release Date: 1997
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Author: Peterson's Guides Staff
Publisher: Peterson's Nelnet Company
Release Date: 1996-12-15
Genre: Study Aids
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Author: Dafna Lemish
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-12-10
Genre: Social Science
Taking a global and interdisciplinary approach, Children and Media explores the role of modern media, including the internet, television, mobile media and video games, in the development of children, adolescents, and childhood. Primer to global issues and core research into children and the media integrating work from around the world Comprehensive integration of work that bridges disciplines, theoretical and research traditions and methods Covers both critical/qualitative and quantitative approaches to the topic
Release Date: 1984
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