Creating Critical Classrooms

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Creating Critical Classrooms

Author : Mitzi Lewison
ISBN : 9781317814917
Genre : Education
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This popular text articulates a powerful theory of critical literacy—in all its complexity. Critical literacy practices encourage students to use language to question the everyday world, interrogate the relationship between language and power, analyze popular culture and media, understand how power relationships are socially constructed, and consider actions that can be taken to promote social justice. By providing both a model for critical literacy instruction and many examples of how critical practices can be enacted in daily school life in elementary and middle school classrooms, Creating Critical Classrooms meets a huge need for a practical, theoretically based text on this topic. Pedagogical features in each chapter • Teacher-researcher Vignette • Theories that Inform Practice • Critical Literacy Chart • Thought Piece • Invitations for Disruption • Lingering Questions New in the Second Edition • End-of-chapter "Voices from the Field" • More upper elementary-grade examples • New text sets drawn from "Classroom Resources" • Streamlined, restructured, revised, and updated throughout • Expanded Companion Website now includes annotated Classroom Resources; Text Sets; Resources by Chapter; Invitations for Students; Literacy Strategies; Additional Resources
Category: Education

Teaching Children S Literature

Author : Christine Leland
ISBN : 9780415508667
Genre : Education
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This groundbreaking text offers a fresh perspective on how to implement children's literature into and across the curriculum in ways that are both effective and purposeful. Honed over years of experience and reflection in classroom settings and rich with real examples of teachers implementing critical pedagogy, it invites multiple ways of engaging with literature that extend beyond the genre and elements approach and also addresses potential problems or issues that teachers may confront. The book is structured around three 'mantras' that build on each other: Enjoy; Dig deeper; Take action. The practical strategies for taking a critical approach focus on issues that impact children's lives, building from students' personal experiences and cultural knowledge to using language to question the everyday world, analyze popular culture and media, understand how power relationships are socially constructed, and consider actions that can be taken to promote social justice. This book teems with pedagogical purpose. It is smart, principled, and useful. Its freshness and currency will resonate with readers and inspire their teaching. A Companion Website (www.routledge.com/cw/leland) enriches and extends the text.
Category: Education

Researching Literate Lives

Author : Jerome C. Harste
ISBN : 9781000200027
Genre : Education
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In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Readers will be able to follow the themes and strands and see how their work contributes to the development of the field. This volume brings together articles, essays, poetry, and artwork from Jerome C. Harste’s extensive career across the field of literacy studies. This book addresses his contributions to early literacy, reading comprehension, ways of knowing, inquiry-based education, and creating critical classrooms—among other topics—in his characteristically whimsical tone. Following the chronology of his career, each section of the book reflects an important theme of Harste’s work and documents the impact of his contributions on the field. Combining his key articles with historical notes, fun facts, and professional tips, Harste tells stories about encounters with colleagues, and covers everything from seminars he developed and taught, the importance of collaboration, how his thinking and teaching have grown and evolved, ways his scholarship was enhanced through participation in professional organizations, as well as pithy words of advice for fellow scholars. The articles in this collection trace the development of a thought collective which Harste helped create and which continues to shape research and practice in the field of literacy education.
Category: Education

Negotiating Critical Literacies With Teachers

Author : Vivian Maria Vasquez
ISBN : 9780415641616
Genre : Education
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How can teacher educators engage pre-service and in-service teachers in learning about and framing their teaching from a critical literacy perspective? What does this mean? Why is it important? To address these questions, this book offers a theoretical framework and detailed examples, pedagogical resources, and insights into ways to build critical literacies with teachers in and out of school. Its unique contribution is to bridge critical literacy theory and teacher education. Participants in teacher education programs and professional development settings are often reminded of the need to build curriculum using children’s inquiry questions, passions and interests but generally this message is delivered only through telling (lectures) or showing (examples from other people’s classrooms). This book advances critical literary by explaining and illustrating how teacher educators can do much more—by creating opportunities for pre-service and in-service teachers to "live critical literacies" through experiencing firsthand what it is like to be a learner where the curriculum is built around teachers’ own inquiry questions, passions, and interests.
Category: Education

Classroom Talk For Social Change

Author : Melissa Schieble
ISBN : 9780807763483
Genre : Education
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Learn how to foster critical conversations in English language arts classrooms. This guide encourages teachers to engage students in noticing and discussing harmful discourses about race, gender, and other identities. The authors take readers through a framework that includes knowledge about power, a critical learner stance, critical pedagogies, critical talk moves, and vulnerability. The text features in-depth classroom examples from six secondary English language arts classrooms. Each chapter offers specific ways in which teachers can begin and sustain critical conversations with their students, including the creation of teacher inquiry groups that use transcript analysis as a learning tool. Book Features: Strategies that educators can use to facilitate conversations about critical issues. In-depth classroom examples of teachers doing this work with their students. Questions, activities, and resources that foster self-reflection. Tools for engaging in transcript analysis of classroom conversations. Suggestions for developing inquiry groups focused on critical conversations.
Category: Education

Getting Beyond I Like The Book

Author : Vivian Maria Vasquez
ISBN : 0872075125
Genre : Education
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This book explores the ways in which teachers can use critical literacy as a framework for teaching and learning. The book shares the varied experiences of its authors as they attempt to put a critical edge on students' classroom discussions about books and other texts, and thus create spaces for critical literacy in the K-6 classroom. Each chapter in the book focuses on how the authors used children's literature in combination with other texts to introduce critical conversations and construct social action projects in their classrooms. The book shows how its authors used books in four ways: (1) Pairing everyday texts with texts written for children; (2) Focusing on social issues: Bringing the outside world into the classroom; (3) Using children's literature to unpack social issues in the school community; and (4) Integrating critical literacy, children's literature, and mathematics investigations. Central to each chapter are the issues that students raise about the world and the difference that critical literacy discourse makes in the classroom. The book provides classroom strategies and annotated lists of children's literature that can be used to encourage and support children's critical conversations. Interspersed throughout the book are "Reflection Points," which ask teachers to reflect on their own practice and to consider personal philosophies and strategies for teaching; classroom vignettes; excerpts of student dialogue; and suggested readings. (Contains 49 references and 37 children's book references.) (NKA).
Category: Education

Inquiry

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ISBN : UOM:39015077200106
Genre : Critical thinking
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Category: Critical thinking

The Blue Book On Information Age Inquiry Instruction And Literacy

Author : Daniel Callison
ISBN : UOM:39015067693179
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Presents key terms in a working theoretical model that can be used in understanding the role of information inquiry in instruction and includes practical applications.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching The Canon In 21st Century Classrooms

Author : Michael Macaluso
ISBN : 9789004389311
Genre : Education
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Teaching the Canon in 21st Century Classrooms offers pedagogical applications and conceptualizations of canonical texts for 21st century students and classrooms through a variety of critical literacy perspectives.
Category: Education

Critical Literacy Critical Teaching

Author : Cheryl Dozier
ISBN : 0807746452
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book describes and documents an exciting new approach to educating literacy teachers. The authors show how to help teachers develop their own critical literacy, while also preparing them to accelerate the literacy learning of struggling readers. The text takes readers inside a literacy lab in a high-poverty urban elementary school, reveals the instructional approach in action, and provides many excellent examples of critically responsive teaching. Featuring a synthesis of several fields of theory and research, this book: illustrates teacher preparation and development as personal and social transformation - demonstrating that this process requires changing the ways teachers think about students, language, culture, literacy, learning, and themselves as educators; provides pedagogical tools - including the history of the innovative literacy lab, the context of the instructional interactions, and the transition from a university-based to a school-based project; and combines critical and accelerative literacy instruction, showing how teachers can accelerate the slowest developing readers in their classrooms and also build a sense of engagement for students with the social world.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Creating Thinking Classrooms

Author : Garfield Gini-Newman
ISBN : 9781506398419
Genre : Education
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Reinvigorating today’s schools with Critical, Creative and Collaborative thinking Critical, creative and collaborative thinking should be at the centre of all 21st century teaching and learning. Creating Thinking Classrooms is loaded with examples, stories and strategies for reinvigorating schools with this quality thinking. Written for leaders who support teachers, this guide treats educational change as a process of renovation, rather than process of revolution, and emphasizes building upon, refining and sustaining the many good things happening in today’s schools. Practical and user-friendly, it emphasizes five key principles for learning and teaching: Engaging students Sustaining inquiry Nurturing self-regulated learners Creating assessment-rich learning Enhancing learning through digital technology As a balanced and reasoned response to the challenges and opportunities facing schools, this book separates the rhetoric of school reform from reality by analyzing what’s actually happening and offering a plan educators can use. Recapture the fundamentals of classroom learning with a practical and powerful roadmap charting the way forward. As a principal and community superintendent, I observed firsthand how transformational the work of Garfield Gini-Newman and Roland Case is in the school community, and on a systemic level, in the school community, and on a systemic level. Creating Thinking Classrooms takes theory and research and places it directly into the hands of practitioners by offering thoughtful and immediately-useful strategies. Not only does this work transform engagement and achievement, but it also transforms thinking for both teachers and their students. Teaching and learning go from passive acquisition of information to active, purposeful, and deliberate interaction with the curriculum. It is a must-read! Ursula A. Hermann, Ph.D, retired principal and community superintendent Montgomery County Public Schools What impresses me most about Creating Thinking Classrooms is the notion of framing the retooling of schools as renovation or reinvigoration rather than as revolution. Too many seem to ignore that there are many good things worth preserving in our schools and others that need to be reframed or recast to give them greater currency. This book builds on what has worked and makes it better. The message – being purposeful and patiently focused on long-term success – is a powerful one that needs to be heard above the din. David Chojnacki, Executive Director Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools
Category: Education

What If And Why

Author : Katie Van Sluys
ISBN : UOM:39015062604890
Genre : Education
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"Van Sluys offers fifteen field-tested, cross-curricular invitations that you can add to your lesson plans right away or, better yet, use as a template for creating your own invitations. In addition, she goes inside the process, describing real classrooms that show not only the wonderful things students are capable of doing during invitations, but also what you can do to help them make the most of the experience."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Education

School And Society

Author : Steven Tozer
ISBN : UOM:39015027478638
Genre : Education
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Category: Education

Critical Incidents In Teaching Classic Edition

Author : David Tripp
ISBN : 9781136623868
Genre : Education
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What are the ‘instincts’ of a good teacher? Can they be taught? Good teachers use good techniques and routines, but techniques and routines alone do not produce good teaching. The real art of teaching lies in teachers' professional judgement because in teaching there is seldom one "right answer". This combination of experience, flexibility, informed opinion and constant self-monitoring is not easy to acquire, but in this re-released classic edition of Critical Incidents in Teaching – in print since 1993 and which includes a new introduction from the author - David Tripp shows how teachers can draw on their own classroom experience to develop it. In this practical and unique guide, the author offers a range of strategies for approaching critical incidents and gives advice on how to develop a critical incident file. Illustrated with numerous classroom examples for discussion and reflection, Critical Incidents in Teaching is for everyone concerned with the development of professionalism in teaching. Although aimed at teachers who want to improve their own practice and pass on their expertise to others, it is also part of David’s long term agenda to improve the public status of teaching and to encourage more inductive research in education; he sees classrooms as situations to be explained rather than as places in which to apply theories developed in other disciplines.
Category: Education

Democracy Education

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ISBN : PSU:000067707003
Genre : Democracy
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Category: Democracy