Literacy for a Better World: The Promise of Teaching in Diverse Classrooms

Item Type Book
Author Laura Schneider VanDerPloeg
Abstract 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 today's diverse schools.
Place New York
Publisher Teachers College Press
Date April 16, 2012
# of Pages 192
Language English
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