Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-162) and index.
Constructing a vision of socially just teaching
Building better classroom communities: putting student voices at the center of our teaching
The right to their own ideas: socially just classrooms thrive on students' voices
Teaching for ownership and independence: helping students develop purpose for their learning
When things don't work right: challenges and opportunities for socially just reading.
This book brings literacy research and culturally relevant pedagogy together to offer a comprehensive vision of what socially just teaching can look like in the secondary English classroom. The author, an experienced professional developer and teacher, provides a powerful framework for analyzing classroom instruction with regard to ideals of stance, relevance, access, identity, and agency. Chapters provide models that have worked in real classrooms, including a model for developing units of study in social justice. The final chapter addresses how educational leaders can create conditions for socially just teaching and learning in todays diverse schools. (source: Nielsen Book Data)