Circulating Literacy

Circulating Literacy

Author: Alicia Brazeau

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809335442

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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Literacy histories, even those seeking to incorporate greater diversity in race and gender, have tended to focus on academic institutions. Circulating Literacy speaks to, and connects, the topics of rural studies, literacy sponsorship and identity, gender, and professionalization, arguing for value in the study of periodicals as education tools.

Libraries and Reading

Libraries and Reading

Author: Matthew Conner

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781789733853

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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In a climate of tightened budgets and severe demands on public literacy resources, Conner and Plocharczyck go to the foundations of social justice in Cultural Studies to show how the means of integrating those with disabilities into libraries and communities can be found in our everyday practices.

Collaborative Imagination

Collaborative Imagination

Author: Paul Feigenbaum

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809333783

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

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Processes of fighting unequal citizenship have historically prioritized literacy education, through which people envision universally first-class citizenship and devise practical methods for enacting this vision. Collaborative Imagination explores how literacy education can facilitate activism amid contemporary contexts in which citizenship is officially equal but, in practice, underserved populations often remain consigned to second-class status.

Teaching to Exceed the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards

Teaching to Exceed the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards

Author: Richard Beach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136502880

Category: Education

Page: 320

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As the new English Language Arts Common Core State Standards take hold across the United States, the need grows for pre-service and in-service teachers to be ready to develop curriculum and instruction that addresses their requirements. This timely, thoughtful, and comprehensive text directly meets this need. It delineates a literacy practices and critical engagement curriculum framework for 6-12 English language arts education that explains and illustrates how the Standards’ highest and best intentions for student success can be implemented from a critical, culturally relevant perspective that is firmly grounded in current literacy learning theory and research. The first 6-12 English language arts methods text to be aligned with the Standards, this book also addresses their limitations — formalist assumptions about literacy learning, limited attention to media/digital literacies, lack of attention to critical literacies, and questionable assumptions about linking standards and text complexity to specific grade levels. Specific examples of teachers using the literacy practices/critical engagement curriculum framework in their classrooms shows how these limitations can be surpassed. Features • Moves the CCSS framework into a view that literacy is a contextualized, social practice • Challenges simplistic models that homogenize adolescent learners • Adds the important element of critical literacy to English language arts classrooms • Provides specific examples of teachers in action implementing these practices • Interactive Companion Website with student and instructor resources. The Website is designed to foster interactivity through participation in an online teaching planning simulation with a text, video, or case on one side of the screen and a chat box for instructors and students to share their reactions and planning ideas. The Companion Website is linked to a wiki that serves as a repository for links, activities/units, and further reading.

The Oxford Handbook of the Eighteenth-Century Novel

The Oxford Handbook of the Eighteenth-Century Novel

Author: J. A. Downie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191651069

Category: Literary Collections

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Although the emergence of the English novel is generally regarded as an eighteenth-century phenomenon, this is the first book to be published professing to cover the 'eighteenth-century English novel' in its entirety. This Handbook surveys the development of the English novel during the 'long' eighteenth century-in other words, from the later seventeenth century right through to the first three decades of the nineteenth century when, with the publication of the novels of Jane Austen and Walter Scott, 'the novel' finally gained critical acceptance and assumed the position of cultural hegemony it enjoyed for over a century. By situating the novels of the period which are still read today against the background of the hundreds published between 1660 and 1830, this Handbook not only covers those 'masters and mistresses' of early prose fiction-such as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Burney, Scott and Austen-who are still acknowledged to be seminal figures in the emergence and development of the English novel, but also the significant number of recently-rediscovered novelists who were popular in their own day. At the same time, its comprehensive coverage of cultural contexts not considered by any existing study, but which are central to the emergence of the novel, such as the book trade and the mechanics of book production, copyright and censorship, the growth of the reading public, the economics of culture both in London and in the provinces, and the re-printing of popular fiction after 1774, offers unique insight into the making of the English novel.

British Historical Fiction before Scott

British Historical Fiction before Scott

Author: A. Stevens

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230275300

Category: Fiction

Page: 201

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In the half century before Walter Scott's Waverley , dozens of popular novelists produced historical fictions for circulating libraries. This book examines eighty-five popular historical novels published between 1762 and 1813, looking at how the conventions of the genre developed through a process of imitation and experimentation.

Including Families of Children with Special Needs

Including Families of Children with Special Needs

Author: Carrie Scott Banks

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9781555707910

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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More than 6.5 million children in the US receive special education services; in any given community, approximately one child out of every six will get speech therapy, go to counseling, attend classes exclusively with other children with disabilities, or receive some other service that allows him or her to learn. This new revised edition is a step-by-step guide to serving children and youth with disabilities as well as the family members, caregivers, and other people involved in their lives. The authors show how staff can enable full use of the library’s resources by integrating the methods of educators, medical and psychological therapists, social workers, librarians, parents, and other caregivers. Widening the scope to address the needs of teens as well as preschool and school-age children, this edition also discusses the needs of Spanish-speaking children with disabilities and their families, looking at cultural competency as well as Spanish-language resources. Enhanced with checklists, stories based on real experiences, descriptions of model programs and resources, and an overview of appropriate internet sites and services, this how-to gives thorough consideration to Partnering and collaborating with parents and other professionals Developing special collections and resources Assessing competencies and skills Principles underlying family-centered services and resource-based practices The interrelationship of early intervention, special education, and library service This manual will prove valuable not only to children’s services librarians, outreach librarians, and library administrators, but also early intervention and family support professionals, early childhood and special educators, childcare workers, daycare and after school program providers, and policymakers.

Literacy & Education

Literacy & Education

Author: Ryker Kirk

Publisher: Scientific e-Resources

ISBN: 9781839472275

Category:

Page: 384

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Today, as globalisation becomes the norm and the need for development and progress ever more pressing, education and literacy have become crucial, more than ever before. However, even as developed nations continue to seek new alternatives to constantly improve their educational processes and objectives, developing nations have yet to tackle the problem of illiteracy. This book in the literacy and education provide a discourse on the need for literacy for every human being, with particular reference to developing nations. The emphasis is on delineating the interdependent relationship between literacy and education, stress also being laid on the need for literacy to settle in as the base for education. It also makes an effort to delvelop deep into globally changing socio-economic-political changes and ambitions, and the changing perspectives a literacy which has emerged as a result of these changes. The book deals in details about various developments that have taken place and also highlights future plans. The author hope students of social sciences and general studies would find the book of great value to them.

World Yearbook of Education 2003

World Yearbook of Education 2003

Author: Jill Bourne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135726768

Category: Education

Page: 304

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The issues raised by the role of language in education are some of the most important and contentious faced by education systems across the globe. Language is embedded in the concepts of nationhood and identity, and is therefore directly linked to the very social and political fabric of a country. In a climate of increasing globalisation, development and mobility of populations, nations around the world are concerned with the tension between cultivating a sense of cultural and linguistic cohesion and making use of the linguistic diversity that exists in every country and region. This book examines the implications and impacts, the dilemmas and potential for language education in relation to education systems and wider society. Split into three key parts, it considers: *current issues in language education, including the role of language in maintaining power and inequalities, in encouraging participation and inclusion and in challenging the status quo; *different approaches to language education around the world; *the potential for language to provide opportunities for the disadvantaged, illustrated by case studies of three cities. This recent volume of the internationally respected World Yearbook of Education continues the tradition of offering a wide range of international perspectives from leading commentators on a universal concern. The material amassed here will be essential reading for teacher educators, education researchers and school leaders across the world.