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Language, Culture, and Teaching Series

Series Editor: Sonia Nieto

This series of texts for undergraduate- and graduate-level teacher education courses focuses on the intersections of language, culture, and teaching – specifically on how language and culture inform classroom practice. Books in the series are intended as primary or supplementary texts in the growing range of courses that address issues such as, but not limited to, foundations of multicultural education; multicultural children’s literature; teaching diverse populations; foundations of bilingual education; teaching English as a second language; and sociocultural issues in teaching.

The primary objectives of the series are to challenge traditional biases about diversity and about students of diverse languages and cultures, and to reframe the conventional idea of the textbook by envisioning classroom practice as critical, creative, and liberatory.

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1-10 of 19 results in Language, Culture, and Teaching Series
  1. Negotiating Critical Literacies with Young Children

    10th Anniversary Edition

    By Vivian Maria Vasquez

    Series: Language, Culture, and Teaching Series

    In this innovative and engaging text, Vivian Maria Vasquez draws on her own classroom experience to demonstrate how issues raised from everyday conversations with pre-kindergarten children can be used to create an integrated critical literacy curriculum over the course of one school year. The...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Doing Critical Literacy

    Texts and Activities for Students and Teachers

    By Hilary Janks, Kerryn Dixon, Ana Ferreira, Stella Granville, Denise Newfield

    Series: Language, Culture, and Teaching Series

    Compelling and highly engaging, this text shows teachers at all levels how to do critical literacy in the classroom and provides models for practice that can be adapted to any context. Integrating social theory and classroom practice, it brings critical literacy to life as a socio-cultural...

    Published July 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Cultural Validity in Assessment

    Addressing Linguistic and Cultural Diversity

    Edited by María del Rosario Basterra, Elise Trumbull, Guillermo Solano-Flores

    Series: Language, Culture, and Teaching Series

    What is assessment and how is it a cultural practice? How does failure to account for linguistic and cultural variation among students jeopardize assessment validity? What is required to achieve cultural validity in assessment? This resource for practicing and prospective teachers – as well as...

    Published December 20th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Re-framing Literacy

    Teaching and Learning in English and the Language Arts

    By Richard Andrews

    Series: Language, Culture, and Teaching Series

    Imaginative and attractive, cutting edge in its conception, this text explicates a model for the integration of language arts and literacy education based on the notion of framing. The act of framing – not frames in themselves – provides a creative and critical approach to English as a subject....

    Published August 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  5. Social Justice Pedagogy Across the Curriculum

    The Practice of Freedom

    Edited by Thandeka K. Chapman, Nikola Hobbel

    Series: Language, Culture, and Teaching Series

    What knowledge and tools do pre- and in-service educators need to teach for and about social justice across the curriculum in K-12 classrooms? This compelling text synthesizes in one volume historical foundations, philosophic/theoretical conceptualizations, and applications of social justice...

    Published March 31st 2010 by Routledge

  6. Home-School Connections in a Multicultural Society

    Learning From and With Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families

    Edited by Maria Luiza Dantas, Patrick C. Manyak

    Series: Language, Culture, and Teaching Series

    Educators everywhere confront critical issues related to families, schooling, and teaching in diverse settings. Directly addressing this reality, Home-School Connections in a Multicultural Society shows pre-service and practicing teachers how to recognize and build on the rich resources for...

    Published December 21st 2009 by Routledge

  7. Literacy and Power

    By Hilary Janks

    Series: Language, Culture, and Teaching Series

    Hilary Janks addresses key questions about literacy and power in this landmark text that is both engaging and accessible. Her central argument is that competing orientations to critical literacy education - domination (power), access, diversity, design - foreground one over the other, but are...

    Published October 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  8. Language, Culture, and Teaching

    Critical Perspectives, 2nd Edition

    By Sonia Nieto

    Series: Language, Culture, and Teaching Series

    Distinguished multiculturalist Sonia Nieto speaks directly to current and future teachers in this thoughtful integration of a selection of her key writings with creative pedagogical features. Offering information, insights, and motivation to teach students of diverse cultural, racial, and...

    Published August 28th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Critical Multicultural Analysis of Children's Literature

    Mirrors, Windows, and Doors

    By Maria José Botelho, Masha Kabakow Rudman

    Series: Language, Culture, and Teaching Series

    "Children’s literature is a contested terrain, as is multicultural education. Taken together, they pose a formidable challenge to both classroom teachers and academics…. Rather than deny the inherent conflicts and tensions in the field, in Critical Multicultural Analysis of Children’s Literature:...

    Published March 26th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Toward a Literacy of Promise

    Joining the African American Struggle

    Edited by Linda A. Spears-Bunton, Rebecca Powell

    Series: Language, Culture, and Teaching Series

    "[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...

    Published September 8th 2008 by Routledge