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THE LANGUAGE, CULTURE, AND TEACHING SERIES

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Sonia Nieto, University of Massachusetts (Emerita)

 

This series of texts for undergraduate- and graduate-level teacher education courses focuses on the intersections of language, culture, and teaching – specifically on how language and culture inform classroom practice. Books in the series are intended as primary or supplementary texts in the growing range of courses that address issues such as, but not limited to, foundations of multicultural education; multicultural children’s literature; teaching diverse populations; foundations of bilingual education; teaching English as a second language; and sociocultural issues in teaching.

The primary objectives of the series are to challenge traditional biases about diversity and about students of diverse languages and cultures, and to reframe the conventional idea of the textbook by envisioning classroom practice as critical, creative, and liberatory.

Authors interested in submitting book proposals or serving as reviewers for this series should contact:

Sonia Nieto

Email: [email protected]

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Re-framing Literacy: Teaching and Learning in English and the Language Arts

Re-framing Literacy: Teaching and Learning in English and the Language Arts

1st Edition

Richard Andrews
August 02, 2010

Imaginative and attractive, cutting edge in its conception, this text explicates a model for the integration of language arts and literacy education based on the notion of framing. The act of framing – not frames in themselves – provides a creative and critical approach to English as a subject....

Social Justice Pedagogy Across the Curriculum: The Practice of Freedom

Social Justice Pedagogy Across the Curriculum: The Practice of Freedom

1st Edition

Nikola Hobbel
March 31, 2010

What knowledge and tools do pre- and in-service educators need to teach for and about social justice across the curriculum in K-12 classrooms? This compelling text synthesizes in one volume historical foundations, philosophic/theoretical conceptualizations, and applications of social justice...

Home-School Connections in a Multicultural Society: Learning From and With Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families

Home-School Connections in a Multicultural Society: Learning From and With Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families

1st Edition

Maria Luiza Dantas, Patrick C. Manyak
December 21, 2009

Educators everywhere confront critical issues related to families, schooling, and teaching in diverse settings. Directly addressing this reality, Home-School Connections in a Multicultural Society shows pre-service and practicing teachers how to recognize and build on the rich resources for...

Literacy and Power

Literacy and Power

1st Edition

Hilary Janks
October 02, 2009

Hilary Janks addresses key questions about literacy and power in this landmark text that is both engaging and accessible. Her central argument is that competing orientations to critical literacy education − domination (power), access, diversity, design − foreground one over the other, but are...

Critical Multicultural Analysis of Children's Literature: Mirrors, Windows, and Doors

Critical Multicultural Analysis of Children's Literature: Mirrors, Windows, and Doors

1st Edition

Maria José Botelho, Masha Kabakow Rudman
March 26, 2009

"Children’s literature is a contested terrain, as is multicultural education. Taken together, they pose a formidable challenge to both classroom teachers and academics…. Rather than deny the inherent conflicts and tensions in the field, in Critical Multicultural Analysis of Children’s Literature:...

Toward a Literacy of Promise: Joining the African American Struggle

Toward a Literacy of Promise: Joining the African American Struggle

1st Edition

Linda A. Spears-Bunton, Rebecca Powell
September 08, 2008

"[This book] gives us strategies for bringing life back to school; it allows us to think creatively about connecting instruction to the lives of children who have not been well-served; it helps us learn to value the gifts with words our children of color bring; and it gives us hope for educating a...

The Work of Language in Multicultural Classrooms: Talking Science, Writing Science

The Work of Language in Multicultural Classrooms: Talking Science, Writing Science

1st Edition

Katherine Richardson Bruna, Kimberley Gomez
July 15, 2008

How does language comprise the implicit or explicit curriculum of teaching and learning in multicultural science settings? Building on a growing interest in the ways in which language and literacy practices interact with science teaching and learning to facilitate or obstruct successful student...

Critical Literacy and Urban Youth: Pedagogies of Access, Dissent, and Liberation

Critical Literacy and Urban Youth: Pedagogies of Access, Dissent, and Liberation

1st Edition

Ernest Morrell
December 10, 2007

Critical Literacy and Urban Youth offers an interrogation of critical theory developed from the author’s work with young people in classrooms, neighborhoods, and institutions of power. Through cases, an articulated process, and a theory of literacy education and social change, Morrell extends the...

Beyond Grammar: Language, Power, and the Classroom: Resources for Teachers

Beyond Grammar: Language, Power, and the Classroom: Resources for Teachers

1st Edition

Mary R. Harmon, Marilyn J. Wilson
May 26, 2006

Beyond Grammar: Language, Power, and the Classroom asks readers to think about the power of words, the power of language attitudes, and the power of language policies as they play out in communities, in educational institutions, and in their own lives as individuals, teachers, and participants in...

With Literacy and Justice for All: Rethinking the Social in Language and Education

With Literacy and Justice for All: Rethinking the Social in Language and Education

3rd Edition

Carole Edelsky
March 21, 2006

The third edition of With Literacy and Justice for All: Rethinking the Social in Language and Education continues to document Carole Edelsky's long involvement with socially critical, holistic approaches to the everyday problems and possibilities facing teachers of language and literacy. This book...

Contextualizing College ESL Classroom Praxis: A Participatory Approach to Effective Instruction

Contextualizing College ESL Classroom Praxis: A Participatory Approach to Effective Instruction

1st Edition

Lawrence N. Berlin
May 02, 2005

Contextualizing College ESL Classroom Praxis: A Participatory Approach to Effective Instruction provides pre-service and in-service teachers with a model for engaging in effective instruction with the variety of students encountered in college English as a second language or foreign language...

Teaching and Learning in a Multilingual School: Choices, Risks, and Dilemmas

Teaching and Learning in a Multilingual School: Choices, Risks, and Dilemmas

1st Edition

Tara Goldstein, Gordon Pon, Timothy Chiu, Judith Ngan
November 01, 2002

Teaching and Learning in a Multilingual School: Choices, Risks, and Dilemmas is for teachers and teacher educators working in communities that educate children who do not speak English as a first language. At the center of the book are findings from a four-year critical ethnographic case study of a...

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