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Teacher Preparation for Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

by Tamara Lucas

At the forefront in focusing on the preparation of mainstream classroom teachers to work with K-12 students in the U.S. who speak native languages other than English, this book both contributes to the research...


What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume III: Designing Curriculum

by MaryAnn Christison & Denise E. Murray

What English Teachers Need to Know, a set of companion texts designed for pre-service teachers and teachers new to the field of ELT, addresses the key question: What do English language teachers need to know...


The Critical Merits of Young Adult Literature: Coming of Age: Coming of Age

by Crag Hill

This examination of the literary effectiveness of young adult literature from a critical, research-oriented perspective answers two key questions asked by many teachers and scholars in the field: Does young...


Moving Critical Literacies Forward: A New Look at Praxis Across Contexts

by Jessica Pandya & Julianna Avila

Taking the pulse of current efforts to do-and, in some cases, undo-critical literacy, international authors explore and critique its implementation in learning contexts around the globe.


Reclaiming Writing: Composing Spaces for Identities, Relationships, and Actions

by Richard J. Meyer & Kathryn F. Whitmore

This book offers pedagogical strategies for reclaiming writing spaces in classrooms and the knowledge base in which they are grounded. Writing is considered across the curriculum and across modes of writing...


Building Comprehension in Every Classroom: Instruction with Literature, Informational Texts, and Basal Programs

by Peter Dewitz, Rachel Brown & Nell K. Duke

This book presents a practical model and specific unit- and lesson-planning ideas for enhancing students' reading comprehension in any 2-8 classroom. The authors provide innovative suggestions that help teachers...


Handbook of Language and Literacy, Second Edition: Development and Disorders

by C. Addison Stone, Elaine R. Silliman & Barbara J. Ehren

An acclaimed reference that fills a significant gap in the literature, this volume examines the linkages between spoken and written language development, both typical and atypical. Leading authorities address...


Teaching L2 Composition: Purpose, Process, and Practice

by Dana R. Ferris & John Hedgcock

This theory-to-practice text presents pedagogical approaches to teaching L2 composition in the framework of current theoretical perspectives on L2 writing processes, practices, and writers and provides an array...


Whose Knowledge Counts in Government Literacy Policies?: Why Expertise Matters

by Kenneth S. Goodman, Robert C. Calfee & Yetta M. Goodman

Whose knowledge is considered in framing government literacy policies which mandate accountability, in the form of standardized test scores? This book examines the degree to which expertise is being ignored...


Multicultural Issues and Literacy Achievement

by Kathryn Au

This book is a sequel to the author's earlier volume titled, Literacy Instruction in Multicultural Settings. In addition to extensive updating of earlier material, this book extends the content coverage to include...


Language, Culture, and Community in Teacher Education

by Maria Estela Brisk

Published by Routledge for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

This volume addresses the pressing reality in teacher education that all teachers need to be prepared to work effectively...


Literacy, Information, and Development in Morocco during the 1990s

by Samia Touati

This book offers readers a two-level investigation of the culture of literacy in Morocco. A handful of researchers approach literacy either through theory or through practice in general; however, this is the...


New Methods on Literacy Research

by Peggy Albers, Teri Holbrook & Amy Flint

The is the first text to capture innovative new literacy research methods in one volume-especially in the areas of digital technologies, gaming, and web-based research; discourse analysis; and arts-based research....


Indigenous Youth and Multilingualism: Language Identity, Ideology, and Practice in Dynamic Cultural Worlds

by Leisy T. Wyman, Teresa L. McCarty & Sheilah E. Nicholas

Bridging the fields of youth studies and language planning and policy, this book looks at Indigenous youth in multiple endangered language communities, offering new theoretical insights and drawing out implications...


True to the Language Game: African American Discourse, Cultural Politics, and Pedagogy

by Keith Gilyard

This book presents Keith Gilyard's most seminal work in one volume, with new and previously published essays on linguistic diversity, cultural identity, critical literacy, writing instruction, literary texts,...


ESL (Ell) Literacy Instruction: A Guidebook to Theory and Practice, Third Edition

by Lee Gunderson, Dennis Murphy Odo & Reginald D'Silva

ESL (ELL) Literacy Instruction provides both ESL and mainstream teachers with the background and expertise necessary to plan and implement reading programs that match the particular needs and abilities of their...


Designing Critical Literacy Education Through Critical Discourse Analysis: Pedagogical and Research Tools for Teacher-Researchers

by Rebecca Rogers & Melissa Mosley Wetzel

Uniquely bringing together discourse analysis, critical literacy, and teacher research, this book invites teacher educators, literacy researchers, and discourse analysts to consider how discourse analysis can...


Technology, Literacy, and the Evolution of Society: Implications of the Work of Jack Goody

by David R. Olson & Michael Cole

Inspired by the seminal work of Jack Goody, a historical anthropologist specializing in the study of social structure and change, Technology, Literacy, and the Evolution of Society gathers diverse perspectives...


Handbook of Orthography and Literacy

by R. Malatesha Joshi & P.G. Aaron

Until about two decades ago, the study of writing systems and their relationship to literacy acquisition was sparse and generally modeled after studies of English language learners. This situation is now changing....


Problematizing Identity: Everyday Struggles in Language, Culture, and Education

by Angel M. Y. Lin

This book argues that identity as a term needs to be problematized, not taken for granted – for both the risks and the potential that the concept offers to educators for understanding issues of social inequality...