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Cohesion In Spoken And Written Dialogue: An Investigation Of Cultural And Textual Constraints, Johanna Destefano, Rebecca Kantor Oct 2015

Cohesion In Spoken And Written Dialogue: An Investigation Of Cultural And Textual Constraints, Johanna Destefano, Rebecca Kantor

Rebecca Kantor

Interactions of language, culture, minority group membership, and literacy instruction in schools have evidently spelled success for some children but not for others. The purpose of this study was to explore an area of intersection among language use, ethnolinguistic group membership, and literacy learning materials to provide additional insight into the higher rates of literacy problems in urban black and Appalachian cultures. Specifically, it investigated how the informal discourse modes, exemplified by mother-child dialogue in a child's home environment, compared and contrasted with more formal discourse modes, exemplified by dialogue among characters in basal reader stories and in children ...


Critical Media Literacy: Edutaining Popular Culture, Vonzell Agosto, Zorka Karanxha, Deirdre Cobb-Roberts, Eric Williams Dec 2013

Critical Media Literacy: Edutaining Popular Culture, Vonzell Agosto, Zorka Karanxha, Deirdre Cobb-Roberts, Eric Williams

Vonzell Agosto

This chapter aims to support educators in critically examining media at the nexus of popular culture, ethnic culture, and diversity. For instance, educators are encouraged to examine deficit perspectives and stereotypes about subjugated ethnic groups that prevail through mass media and social media as a form of public entertainment. More specifically, we point to media representations and narratives that are constructed by educators, administrators, or students, or that target them. Our examples demonstrate how the nexus of popular culture and ethnic culture and media is being realized in school events, classroom projects, and Internet-based postings among educators.


Curriculum Leadership Theorizing And Crafting: Regenerative Themes And Humble Togetherness, Vonzell Agosto, Omar Salaam, Donna Elam Dec 2013

Curriculum Leadership Theorizing And Crafting: Regenerative Themes And Humble Togetherness, Vonzell Agosto, Omar Salaam, Donna Elam

Vonzell Agosto

This chapter situates doctoral studies as a site of curriculum theory and experience that supports the preparation and development of curriculum leadership. Students were introduced to the complicated conversation of curriculum theory (Pinar, 2012) in connection to broader issues facing students in schools that have been associated with cultural imperialism (i.e., cultural representation, epistemic violence, linguistic genocide). A central activity in the course that was intended to bridge aesthetic, political, cultural, and ethical concerns was clay-molding (pottery-making). Undergirding the course were indigenous concepts, philosophies, and traditions. This chapter aims to illustrate how indigenous concepts were introduced in a doctoral ...


Charter Schools, Market Capitalism, And Obama’S Neoliberal Agenda, Richard Mora, Mary Christianakis Dec 2010

Charter Schools, Market Capitalism, And Obama’S Neoliberal Agenda, Richard Mora, Mary Christianakis

Mary Christianakis

No abstract provided.


Children’S Text Development: Drawing, Pictures And Writing, Mary Christianakis Dec 2010

Children’S Text Development: Drawing, Pictures And Writing, Mary Christianakis

Mary Christianakis

No abstract provided.


Hybrid Texts: Older Children, Rap Music, And Writing, Mary Christianakis Dec 2010

Hybrid Texts: Older Children, Rap Music, And Writing, Mary Christianakis

Mary Christianakis

No abstract provided.


Parents As “Help Labor”: Inner-City Teachers’ Narratives Of Parent Involvement, Mary Christianakis Dec 2010

Parents As “Help Labor”: Inner-City Teachers’ Narratives Of Parent Involvement, Mary Christianakis

Mary Christianakis

No abstract provided.


Lessons For Life: Roma Children, Communal Practices, And The Global Marketplace, Mary Christianakis Dec 2009

Lessons For Life: Roma Children, Communal Practices, And The Global Marketplace, Mary Christianakis

Mary Christianakis

No abstract provided.


“I Don’T Need Your Help!”: Peer Status, Race, And Gender During Peer Writing Interactions, Mary Christianakis Dec 2009

“I Don’T Need Your Help!”: Peer Status, Race, And Gender During Peer Writing Interactions, Mary Christianakis

Mary Christianakis

No abstract provided.


Collaborative Research And Teacher Education, Mary Christianakis Dec 2009

Collaborative Research And Teacher Education, Mary Christianakis

Mary Christianakis

No abstract provided.


Teacher Research As A Feminist Act, Mary Christianakis Dec 2007

Teacher Research As A Feminist Act, Mary Christianakis

Mary Christianakis

No abstract provided.