LITERACY AS A MORAL IMPERATIVE FACING THE CHALLENGES OF A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY CULTURE AND EDUCATION SERIES

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Literacy As A Moral Imperative

Author : Rebecca Powell
ISBN : 0847694593
Genre : Education
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In this important new book on literacy and teaching practices, education scholar and former schoolteacher Rebecca Powell argues that the decisions we make about literacy in a pluralistic society are fundamentally moral ones, either supporting inequitable power relationships, or seeking to transform them. Powell explores the underlying ideological assumptions of Oschooled literacyO and examines the ways teaching practices create tensions in the lives of students tensions that often result in alienation and educational failure, particularly among those whose cultural knowledge and language tends to be marginalized in our nationOs schools. While primarily ground in critical theory, this volume also draws from multicultural and holistic perspectives in the teaching of written and oral language and addresses the link between whole language and critical pedagogy. Thus, the text is both theoretical and practical. Powell effectively argues that literacy instruction should encourage social responsibility and civic action, should enable students and teachers to understand the transformative potential of language, and should nurture a culture of compassion and care."
Category: Education

Pierre Bourdieu

Author : Nicholas Brown
ISBN : 9781461640882
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The work of Pierre Bourdieu, one of the most influential French intellectuals of the twentieth century, has had an enormous impact on research in fields as diverse as aesthetics, education, anthropology, and sociology. Pierre Bourdieu: Fieldwork in Art, Literature, and Culture is the first collection of essays to focus specifically on the contribution of Bourdieu's thought to the study of cultural production.
Category: Literary Criticism

Schooling As A Ritual Performance

Author : Peter McLaren
ISBN : 0847691969
Genre : Education
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Written by one of the major world figures on the educational left, Schooling as a Ritual Performance is a pioneering study of the partnership between capitalism and religion and the educational offspring it produces.
Category: Education

What Are Schools For

Author : Ron Miller
ISBN : 0962723207
Genre : Social Science
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This book is a powerful exposition and critique of the historical context and cultural/philosophical foundations of contemporary mainstream American education.
Category: Social Science

Between Hope And Despair

Author : Roger I. Simon
ISBN : UOM:39015047863967
Genre : History
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At the end of a century of unfathomable suffering, societies are facing anew the question of how events that shock, resist assimilation, and evoke contradictory and complex responses should be remembered. Between Hope and Despair specifically examines the pedagogical problem of how remembrance is to proceed when what is to be remembered is underscored by a logic difficult to comprehend and subversive of the humane character of existence. This pedagogical attention to practices of remembrance reflects the growing cognizance that hope for a just and compassionate future lies in the sustained, if troubled, working through of these issues.
Category: History

None Of The Above

Author : David Owen
ISBN : UOM:39015049634846
Genre : Education
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Scrutinizes the SAT and the Educational Testing Service and offers strategies on how to beat the test
Category: Education

The Ethics Of Writing

Author : Peter Pericles Trifonas
ISBN : UOM:39015047874709
Genre : Education
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In this compelling and timely treatise, cultural theorist and educator Peter Trifonas puts forth the first book-length study of Jacques Derrida's 'educational texts': that is, those writings most explicitly concerned with the ethics and politics of the historico- philosophical structures constituting the scene of teaching. OThe Ethics of WritingO engages these aspects of Derrida's work on the institution of education, especially as it relates to the philosopher's association with the GREPH (Groupe de Recherches sur l'Enseignement Philosophiques) and the public movement to protect the teaching of Philosophy in France. Trifonas addresses the importance of deconstruction as a means of carrying-out analyses of pedagogical institutions and structures for the purpose of achieving ethical reforms of educational policy and curricular initiatives. More specifically, the text examines how deconstruction allows us to re-think the socio-historical and ethico-philosophical aspects of pedagogical practices and policies, including pedagogical theories that have had direct bearing on the ethical and cultural ideals forming the reason of Western educational systems and the exclusion of its 'Others.'
Category: Education

The Lotus Seed

Author : Sherry Garland
ISBN : 0152014837
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A young Vietnamese girl saves a lotus seed and carries it with her everywhere to remember a brave emperor and the homeland that she has to flee.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Living Work Of Teachers

Author : Karen Cadiero-Kaplan
ISBN : 188909403X
Genre : Education
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This publication presents a series of articles that examine the ideological, belief, and value systems of bilingual educators, parents, and school leaders in addressing the educational development and attainment of English language learners.1
Category: Education

Toward A Literacy Of Promise

Author : Linda A. Spears-Bunton
ISBN : UOM:39015082649354
Genre : Social Science
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"[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 generation that can change the status quo, that will build the America we have yet to see...the one that made that as-yet-unfulfilled promise of 'liberty and justice for all.'" Lisa Delpit, From the Foreword Toward a Literacy of Promise examines popular assumptions about literacy and challenges readers to question how it has been used historically both to empower and to oppress. The authors offer an alternative view of literacy – a "literacy of promise" – that charts an emancipatory agenda for literacy instructional practices in schools. Weaving together critical perspectives on pedagogy, language, literature, and popular texts, each chapter provides an in-depth discussion that illuminates how a literacy of promise can be realized in school and classrooms. Although the major focus is on African American middle and secondary students as a population that has experienced the consequences of inequality, the chapters demonstrate general and specific applications to other populations.
Category: Social Science