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Handbook of research on literacy and diversity / edited by Lesley Mandel Morrow, Robert Rueda, Diane Lapp ; foreword by Edmund W. Gordon ; afterword by Eric J. Cooper.


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New York : Guilford Press, c2009.
  • Book
  • xv, 464 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Part 1: Perspectives About Learning Among Diverse Students Relating Diversity and Literacy Theory. Policy Related to Issues of Diversity and Literacy: Implications for English Learners. What Do We Know about the Discourse Patterns of Diverse Students in Multiple Settings? Family Literacy: Recognizing Cultural Significance. Poverty and Its Relation to Development and Literacy. Language, Literacy, and Content: Adolescent English Language Learners. Part 2: Special Issues Concerning Literacy Academic English and African American Vernacular English: Exploring Possibilities for Promoting the Literacy Learning of All Children. Engaging Diverse Students in Multiple Literacies In and Out of School. The New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension and the Irony of No Child Left Behind: Students who Require our Assistance the Most Actually Receive It the Least. Roles of Engagement, Valuing, and Identification in Reading Development of Students from Diverse Backgrounds. Robust Informal Learning Environments for Youth from Nondominant Groups: Implications for Literacy Learning in Formal Schooling. Assessing Student Progress in the Time of No Child Left Behind. Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners: Effective Management of Language Arts Instruction. Part 3: Strategies for Teaching Children from Diverse Backgrounds Cross-Language Transfer of Phonological, Orthographic, and Semantic Knowledge. Learning to Read in English: Teaching Phonics to Beginning Readers from Diverse Backgrounds. Vocabulary Instruction for Diverse Students. Comprehension: The Means, Motive, and Opportunity for Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners. Helping Diverse Learners to Become Fluent Readers. Part 4: Preparing Teachers to Teach Literacy to Diverse Students Teacher Knowledge in Culturally and Linguistically Complex Classrooms: Lessons from the Golden Age and Beyond. Protecting Our Investment: Induction and Mentoring of Novice Teachers in Diversity-Rich Schools. Professional Development: Continuing to Understand How to Teach Children from Diverse Backgrounds. Afterword: From "Just a Teacher" to Justice in Teaching: Working in the Service of Education, the New Civil Rights.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
Timely and authoritative, this is the first research handbook to address all dimensions of diversity that have an impact on literacy achievement. Leading experts examine how teaching and learning intersect with cultural and language differences and socioeconomic disparities in today's increasingly diverse schools and communities. The volume weaves state-of-the-art research findings together with theory, policy considerations, and discussions of exemplary instructional practices. It offers fresh perspectives on such topics as family literacy, multiliteracies, drawing on cultural resources in the classroom, factors that promote success in high-poverty schools, equity issues, and ways to teach specific literacy skills. The concluding section provides crucial recommendations for teacher preparation and professional development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Morrow, Lesley Mandel.
Rueda, Robert.
Lapp, Diane.

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