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Our worlds in our words : exploring race, class, gender, and sexual orientation in multicultural classrooms

Author: Mary Dilg
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, ©2010.
Series: Multicultural education series (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 this book, the author 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.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Dilg
ISBN: 9780807751169 0807751162 9780807751176 0807751170
OCLC Number: 627701276
Description: xvii, 149 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Honoring high standards: reading, writing, speaking, and listening in a multicultural classroom. Context --
Overview --
Of studies and communities, standards and possibilities --
Contemporary society, standards, and a passion for learning in a multicultural world. Introduction --
Coming together from a divided society: divided neighborhoods/divided lives --
Educating for meaning, educating for skills in a multicultural society --
Meaningful standards in a democratic society --
Conclusion --
Exploring race, culture, and gender through American literature and films: understanding self and others. Prelude --
Introduction --
Reading for real, reading America --
A journey across America --
Reading across cultures, examining the lives of men and women: a pedagogy --
Conclusion --
Reading literature and films through the lens of class: breaking taboos, examining factors that influence class membership and mobility. Introduction: class in students' lives/class in art --
Schooling and class --
The power, bonds, and chasms of class though adolescent eyes --
Classed lives in American literature --
A curriculum and pedagogy of class: crossing the lines of class in a classroom --
Teaching about class: dismantling illusions, challenging the bonds of class --
Conclusion --
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender lives and issues, readings and films: countering invisibility, interrupting the cycle of homophobia. Prologue --
Introduction: an evolving society/a host of questions --
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender American literature: coded lives, classics, and best sellers --
Toward openness and clarity: writers, filmmakers, and a high school forum --
Supporting GLBT students-supporting all students-in the classroom --
Epilogue --
Conclusion: a place for growing into who we are --
Writing for self and others, writing for life: speaking to journals, making art, building arguments. Introduction: writing as a tool for observation, exploration, expression, and activism-the freedom to write/the support to succeed --
Writing for the self: speaking to journals --
Writing for others: making art, building arguments --
Writing for a multicultural audience --
A passion for writing in a diverse society --
Conclusion --
A multicultural classroom: a real and precious community. Introduction --
Building a multicultural community: developing habits of the heart and mind --
Implications of community building in an American classroom --
The larger context: looking back/looking forward --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Multicultural education series (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Mary Dilg.
Local System Bib Number:
388299

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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 life-long literacy  Read more...
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