Now Read On
Author: Malachi Edwin Vethamani, John McRae
Now Read On brings together literatures in English from around the world, combining an excellent choice of texts with sound methodological guidance.It contains approximately eighty texts and extracts from countries andcontinents including: *Africa *Australia *Great Britain *India *Malaysia *New Zealand *Philippines *Singapore Designed as course for both native and non-native English-speakers in how to read literature, this anthology begins with shorter starter texts and questions, and develops in complexity as the reader progresses through the book. Now Read On provides the user with *hands-on experience of working with a plurality of texts from around the world *questions, exercises, pointers and commentary, accompanying all the passages of literature, and providing the student with the tools and confidence to critically evaluate any text *an understanding of the major genres - poetry, short stories, drama and novels.
This reader demands that we understand diversity and multiculturalism by identifying the ways in which curriculum has been written and taught, and by redefining the field with an equitable lens, freeing it from the dominant cultural curriculum. The book problematizes the issue of whiteness, for instance, as not being the opposite of blackness or �person-of-colorness�, but rather a meta-description for our dominant culture. Issues are also addressed that are usually left out of the discussion about diversity and multiculturalism: this reader includes essays on physical diversity, geographic diversity, and difference in sexualities. This is the quintessential collection of work by critical scholars committed to redefining the conversation on multiculturalism and diversity.
Diversity and Education
Author: Michael Vavrus
Publisher: Teachers College Press
In his new book, Michael Vavrus helps readers better understand why issues of diversity and difference are so highly contested in the United States and across the globe. Vavrus incorporates specific education examples throughout the text to examine six contested areas: race and ethnicity; socioeconomic class and culture; multicultural and ethnic studies; language; religion; and sexuality and gender. In each of these areas, the author explores how contrasting worldviews found in social conservatism, liberal multiculturalism, and critical multiculturalism influence our understandings about difference and diversity and the education policies we develop as a result. Diversity and Education is designed to help educators move beyond the how can they believe that? knee-jerk reaction toward a more informed, strategic understanding of belief systems and political affiliations. Book Features: Brings a contemporary, 21stcentury perspective to differing political orientations toward diversity and education. Examines outcomes of diversity debates on children of color, the poor, immigrants, women, and sexual and religious minorities. Uses critical pedagogy with a historical and political economy lens to explain current diversity issues in education. Critiques the diversity stance of new national teacher education standards from the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Diversity and Education can not only help us have conversations about racism, institutionalizedoppression, and cultural fear, it can also offer an intervention that can movereaders towards a deeper critical consciousness about diversity and multicultural education in their own lives. From the Foreword by Wayne Au, associate professor at the University of Washington, Bothell, and an editor for Rethinking Schools Few education scholars have offered as potent and cogent a political and economic analysis of multicultural education and diversity as Professor Michael Vavrus has in his new book. His critique of neoliberalism via critical pedagogy and his advocacy of social justice education are timely and praiseworthy. Ramin Farahmandpur, professor, Graduate School of Education, Portland State University Diversity and Education is a must-read for anyone concerned about why so many policies claiming to help diverse students fail, and what alternatives exist. Vavrus clearly believes in the power of teachers who are well-educated critical thinkers. In this lucid and compelling text, he skillfully applies a highly useful framework to unpack historical and contemporary debates about core concepts underlying multiple struggles for education and rights. Christine Sleeter, professor emerita, California State University, Monterey Bay
The testing and assessment of language competence continues to be a much debated issue in foreign language teaching and research. This book is the first one to address the testing of four important dimensions of foreign language education which have been left largely unconsidered: learner autonomy, intercultural competence, literature and literary competence, and the integration of content and language learning. Each area is considered through a theoretical framework, followed by two empirical studies, raising questions of importance to all language teachers: How can one test literary competence? Can intercultural competence be measured? What about the integrated assessment of content-and-language in CLIL and teaching? Is progress in autonomous learning skill gaugeable? The book constitutes essential reading for anyone interested in the testing and assessment of seemingly largely untestable aspects of foreign language competence.
As the Church of today breeds the theology of brotherly love throughout the world, an ancient biblical judgment hidden in plain sight threatens to bring down the very pillars of modern society as we know it. A judgment so devastating that when executed by God the first time it altered the course of the world’s history forever. But was this judgment a one-time event? Here lies the secret and here lies the mystery. Modern man, failing to realize the corruption of the church long ago as described by Paul and others has resulted in a self-inflicted blindness to the reality of this ancient judgment: Acts 20: Paul warns us that the church will be infiltrated by evil men after he dies. 29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock 30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Jude 1: Jude informs us that the infiltration has taken place. 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. 4. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. As shown, the early church apostles warned of the coming corruption of the church. Note, Paul and Jude are not singling out individual churches that were being infiltrated; they both are using a general statement that the church as a whole was infiltrated. As Christians, we must understand that we are being handed down what is left over from that corruption of the church so long ago. As Jude tell us, “A faith which was once delivered to the saints now turning grace into lasciviousness.” So as the modern church leads the flock into Satan’s lair of the corrupted “love theology” of today, the end result will be the reactivation of this ancient judgment. The elite created vehicle that is the harbinger to this biblical devastation has a familiar name. Multiculturalism. Follow the author as he takes you on a journey to understand how this once great Christian nation called America was transformed into the ungodly multicultural nation it is today. Be a ringside witness as he shines a damning light on the false claims from the promoters of multiculturalism to uncover this anti-Christian aberration’s true sinister intentions.
How do you approach teaching English in the contemporary classroom? What is expected of a would-be English teacher? The fourth edition of this best-selling text combines theory and practice to present an indispensable introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching English in the secondary classroom. It offers insight into the history, policies and definitions surrounding the subject, together with innovative and practical strategies which can be used for effective teaching and learning. Already a major text for many university teacher education courses, the new edition reflects the extent and impact of current reforms whilst retaining its focus on what is of enduring value for English teaching.? With an emphasis on developing your own values and on stimulating approaches that underpin English teaching, it will help you navigate your way through changing curriculum requirements, assessment practice and the demands of professional development.?? Key topics explored include: Reading, writing and speaking and listening Teaching language and grammar Drama in English teaching Poetry Working with digital technologies Post-16 English language and literature Developing as a critically reflective practitioner. Written particularly with the new and student teacher in mind, Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School aims to equip readers with the tools to make critically informed judgements about how to teach, develop principled practice and most importantly, be mindful of pupils and their experience of English in the secondary classroom.
The Multicultural Southwest
Author: Anthony Gabriel MelŽndez
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
A collection of essays, fiction, poetry, newspaper articles, and interviews with local inhabitants demonstrating the cultural diversity of the Southwest.
Author: Hazel Rose Markus, Alana Conner
Demonstrates how an individual's cultural background creates and reflects independent and interdependent qualities, explaining how disparities between each shape everything from business and government management to education and parenting.
How can teachers help their students to meet high standards of reading and writing while also preparing them to become thoughtful and productive members of a multicultural society? And why is it important to do this? In her new book, Mary Dilg brings us into her high school English classroom, where we see students reach across the social, cultural, and economic lines that divide them to build lifelong literacy skills. The book explores what happens when we introduce students to the words of a broad spectrum of American scholars, writers, and artists and then invite them to examine, debate, and negotiate the ideas presented. Dilg provides a safe space to explore complex issues and includes samples of classroom writing to demonstrate how students use their language arts classroom to make sense of themselves and their world.
This book is designed to prepare K-12 preservice and inservice teachers to address the social, cultural, and critical issues of our times through the use of multicultural children's books. It will be used as a core textbook in courses on multicultural children's literature and as a supplement in courses on children's literature and social studies teaching methods. It can also be used as a supplement in courses on literacy, reading, language arts, and multicultural education.
Author: Gordon C. Nagayama Hall
Multicultural Psychology introduces students to the myriad ways in which multicultural issues affect our understanding of, and research in, a wide range of domains including biological, developmental, social, and clinical psychological science. It provides in-depth coverage of the largest groups of color in the United States: African Americans, Latinx Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, and Native Americans. Students will gain an understanding of how race, ethnicity, and culture shape their own behavior, beliefs, interactions, and expectations, and those of the people around them. New to this edition: -New chapters on Clinical Psychology and Racial/Ethnic Identity and Acculturation -Greater focus on study of intersectional identities -Incorporates up-to-date research from a rapidly growing literature -Expanded coverage of qualitative research methods -Information about supplemental blog and video resources -Companion Website where students will find review questions and resource links, and instructors will find PowerPoint slides and discussion questions
This book focuses on the issues of life cycle development from a multicultural perspective. It explores the impact of cultural influences on development within each of the life stages and dimensions of development and utilizes a non-Eurocentric approach. It introduces the reader to several theories, research studies and applications and examines the traditional research and modifications as a result of diverse cultural approaches. Human Development in Multicultural Contexts offers an important and significant alternative to other human development books that omit cultural variables. It helps to provide a balance in life with respect to resources, fresh perspectives, and techniques. This multicultural book is information for a psychology of all people. A non-Eurocentric approach integrates the scholarship of developmental psychology research from several cultures. It identifies historical and contemporary contributions and experiences and deals with relevant developmental issues such as vocational development, eating disorders, and dating violence. Ideal for anyone interested in developmental psychology of the developmental stages of life from a multicultural perspective.
Hear My Voice
Author: Laurie King
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
The Light in Their Eyes
Author: Sonia Nieto
Publisher: Teachers College Press
In this 10th Anniversary Edition of her popular text, Sonia Nieto reviews where we have been and where we should be going in our pursuit of creating multicultural learning communities in our schools. With a new Introductory Chapter and a new Epilogue, Nieto addresses some of the changes we have experienced during the past decade that help explain the current sociopolitical environmentour increasing diversity, the altering conditions in schools and in society, the influence of poverty on learning, and the impact of NCLB on classrooms and schools. This updated edition of The Light in Their Eyes: Focuses on the significant role of teachers in transforming students lives. Considers recent theories, policies, and practices about the variability in student learning and culturally responsive pedagogy. Examines the importance of student and teacher voice in research and practice. Provides an update, in their own words, on former students whose journal entries were included in the first edition. In search of a critical community, Sonia Nieto combines respect for what children bring to school with a desire to awaken each one and tap into their passion for learning. This classic work radiates with the sensitivity Sonia Nieto is known for in all her work. Maxine Greene, Professor Emerita, Teachers College, Columbia University Praise for the First Edition! "A spirited, provocative defense of multicultural education." Choice "In this important and thought-provoking book, Sonia Nieto reaffirms her reputation as one of the leading theorists in multicultural education." Rethinking Schools "Perhaps once every 5 years, one is fortunate enough to read a scholarly book that is as hard to put down as a good novel, yet is brimming with profound insights on virtually every page. Nieto has written such a book." TESOL Quarterly "Offers a comprehensive and convincing argument for multicultural education." Harvard Education Review "For educators in a multicultural program, and for veteran and novice teachers, Nietos book would be invaluable." Childhood Education Sonia Nieto is Professor Emerita at theUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the author of the bestselling books Why We Teach and What Keeps Teachers Going?