The Resource Literacy policies and practices in conflict : reclaiming classrooms in networked times, edited by Nancy Rankie Shelton, Bess Altwerger

Literacy policies and practices in conflict : reclaiming classrooms in networked times, edited by Nancy Rankie Shelton, Bess Altwerger

Label
Literacy policies and practices in conflict : reclaiming classrooms in networked times
Title
Literacy policies and practices in conflict
Title remainder
reclaiming classrooms in networked times
Statement of responsibility
edited by Nancy Rankie Shelton, Bess Altwerger
Title variation
Reclaiming classrooms in networked times
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Current U.S. school reform efforts link school success, student achievement, and teacher performance to standardized tests and narrowly prescribed curricula. How do test-driven, mandated curricula in urban school systems overtly and subtly impact teachers' efforts to provide technologically advanced, challenging classroom environments that foster literacy development for all students? How do these federal policies affect instruction at the classroom level? The premise of this book is that, in order for teachers to confront and/or counteract the pressures placed on them from these policies, it is necessary to first understand them. This book takes a close look at the tensions that exist between federal mandates and contemporary literacy needs and how those tensions impact classroom practices. Providing a clear sociopolitical overview and analysis, it combines theoretical explanations with examples from current ethnographic research. Readers are challenged to (re)consider whether meeting test performance benchmarks should be the hallmark of school success when the goal of test performance supersedes the goal of producing highly literate, productive citizens of the future"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
379.73
Index
index present
LC call number
  • LC151
  • LC151
LC item number
  • .L517 2014
  • .L517 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Literacy policies and practices in conflict : reclaiming classrooms in networked times, edited by Nancy Rankie Shelton, Bess Altwerger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Nancy Rankie Shelton & Bess Altwerger -- Part I. The conflict. Redefining literacy in a networked world / Sarah Lohnes Watulak ; Federal education policy: Roadblock or reform? / Nancy Rankie Shelton & Bess Altwerger ; The literacy stance continuum: from transmission to transformation / Bess Altwerger & Nancy Rankie Shelton -- Part II. Teaching and learning in "reformed" classrooms. Schools and communities: multiple voices, divergent goals / B.P. (Barbara) Laster & Janese Daniels ; The new digital divide: challenges and opportunities for using technology to develop 21st century literacies in urban schools / Sarah Lohnes Watulak, B.P. (Barbara) Laster & Xiaoming Liu ; "Zero inch voices": imposing silence in primary classrooms / Janese Daniels, Xiaoming Liu & Bess Altwerger ; Resisting colonization in the intermediate classroom / Teresa Helm Filbert & Nancy Rankie Shelton ; Adolescent learners: "Kids don't choose this life" / Cheryl North & Nancy Rankie Shelton -- Part III. Envisioning literacy policies and practices for tomorrow. Meeting the needs of every child in an era of reform / B.P. (Barbara) Laster ; Down the rabbit hole: Reform, resistance, and respect / Morna McDermott McNulty, Nancy Rankie Shelton & Cheryl North
Control code
785869151
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 172 pages
Isbn
9780415527415
Lccn
2014014608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn785869151
  • (OCoLC)785869151

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