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Urban Literacies: Critical Perspectives on Language, Learning, and Community

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Urban Literacies showcases cutting-edge perspectives on urban education and language and literacy by respected junior and senior scholars, researchers, and teacher educators. The authors explore-through various theoretical orientations and diverse methodologies-meanings of urban education in the lives of students and their families across three intersecting areas of resear ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published May 2nd 2011 by Teachers College Press (first published March 11th 2011)
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Cait
Nov 11, 2017 added it
Urban Literacies: Critical Perspectives on Language, Learning, and Community is an invaluable resource for teachers who plan to enter urban spaces or teach students of color. Valerie Kinloch curates a brilliant selection of essays from some really important voices in the world of literacy and education. David Kirkland, Marc Lamont Hill, Susan Power-Carter and Dr. Kafi Kumasi are some of the contributors--huge names in the field of social justice education.
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Aug 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
This interesting collection of research shines a light on a number of poorly understood—hence woefully underutilized—resources for literacy and language instruction in urban environments. As the book’s three main divisions indicate, these resources (family, community, and popular culture) can expand our understanding of what it means to be literate. The scholars who share their work in this volume advocate a more inclusive conception of literacy and present their work, both empirical and theoret ...more
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Apr 29, 2014 rated it liked it
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I read this when I was trying to figure out a theoretical lens to use for a project. I thought this provided a good context for critical thinking in an urban environment.
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