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Illegal Alphabets and Adult Biliteracy

Illegal Alphabets and Adult Biliteracy Author Tomás Mario Kalmar
ISBN-10 9781317620105
Release 2015-03-02
Pages 192
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How do "illegal aliens" chart the speech sounds of colloquial English? This book is timeless in offering an unusually direct entry into how a group of Mexican fruit pickers analyze their first encounter with local American speech in a tiny rural Midwestern community in the United States. Readers see close up how intelligently migrant workers help each other use what they already know—the alphabetic principle of one letter, one sound—to teach each other, from scratch, at the very first contact, a language which none of them can speak. They see how and why the strategies adult immigrants actually use in order to cope with English in the real world seem to have little in common with those used in publicly funded bilingual and ESL classrooms. What’s new in this expanded edition of Tomás Mario Kalmar’s landmark Illegal Alphabets and Adult Biliteracy are in-depth commentaries from six distinguished scholars—Peter Elbow, Ofelia García, James Paul Gee, Hervé Varenne, Luis Vázquez León, Karen Velasquez—who bring to it their own personal, professional, and (multi)disciplinary viewpoints.

Literacy and Racial Justice

Literacy and Racial Justice Author Catherine Prendergast
ISBN-10 0809325241
Release 2003
Pages 205
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In anticipation of the fiftieth anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, Catherine Prendergast draws on a combination of insights from legal studies and literacy studies to interrogate contemporary multicultural literacy initiatives, thus providing a sound historical basis that informs current debates over affirmative action, school vouchers, reparations, and high-stakes standardized testing. As a result of Brown and subsequent crucial civil rights court cases, literacy and racial justice are firmly enmeshed in the American imagination—so much so that it is difficult to discuss one without referencing the other. Breaking with the accepted wisdom that the Brown decision was an unambiguous victory for the betterment of race relations, Literacy and Racial Justice: The Politics of Learning after Brown v. Board of Education finds that the ruling reinforced traditional conceptions of literacy as primarily white property to be controlled and disseminated by an empowered majority. Prendergast examines civil rights era Supreme Court rulings and immigration cases spanning a century of racial injustice to challenge the myth of assimilation through literacy. Advancing from Ways with Words, Shirley Brice Heath’s landmark study of desegregated communities, Prendergast argues that it is a shared understanding of literacy as white property which continues to impact problematic classroom dynamics and education practices. To offer a positive model for reimagining literacy instruction that is truly in the service of racial justice, Prendergast presents a naturalistic study of an alternative public secondary school. Outlining new directions and priorities for inclusive literacy scholarship in America, Literacy and Racial Justice concludes that a literate citizen is one who can engage rather than overlook longstanding legacies of racial strife.

Buying into English

Buying into English Author Catherine Prendergast
ISBN-10 9780822971184
Release 2008-05-31
Pages 208
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Many developing countries have little choice but to “buy into English” as a path to ideological and material betterment. Based on extensive fieldwork in Slovakia, Prendergast assembles a rich ethnographic study that records the thoughts, aspirations, and concerns of Slovak nationals, language instructors, journalists, and textbook authors who contend with the increasing importance of English to their rapidly evolving world. She reveals how the use of English in everyday life has becomes suffused with the terms of the knowledge and information economy, where language is manipulated for power and profit. Buying into English presents an astute analysis of the factors that have made English so prominent and yet so elusive, and a deconstruction of the myth of guaranteed viability for new states and economies through English.

Latino Immigrant Youth and Interrupted Schooling

Latino Immigrant Youth and Interrupted Schooling Author Marguerite Lukes
ISBN-10 9781783093458
Release 2015-02-17
Pages 215
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This book offers an innovative look at the pre- and post-migration educational experiences of immigrant young adults with a particular focus on members of the Latino community. Combining quantitative data with original interviews, this book provides an engaging and nuanced look at a population that is both ubiquitous and overlooked, challenging existing assumptions about those categorized as ‘dropouts’ and closely examining the historical contexts for educational interruption in the chosen subgroup. The combination of accessible prose and compelling new statistical data appeals to a wide audience, particularly academic professionals, education practitioners and policy-makers.

Grassroots Literacy

Grassroots Literacy Author Jan Blommaert
ISBN-10 9781134092444
Release 2008-06-03
Pages 240
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What effect has globalization had on our understanding of literacy? Grassroots Literacy seeks to address the relationship between globalization and the widening gap between ‘grassroots’ literacies, or writings from ordinary people and local communities, and ‘elite’ literacies. Displaced from their original context to elite literacy environments in the form of letters, police declarations and pieces of creative writing, ‘grassroots’ literacies are unsurprisingly easily disqualified, either as ‘bad’ forms of literacy, or as messages that fail to be understood. Through close analysis of two unique, handwritten documents from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jan Blommaert considers how ‘grassroots’ literacy in the Third World develops outside the literacy-saturated environments of the developed world. In examining these documents produced by socially and economically marginalized writers Blommaert demonstrates how literacy environments should be understood as relatively autonomous systems. Grassroots Literacy will be key reading for students of language and literacy studies as well as an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in understanding the implications of globalization on local literacy practices.

The Board Savvy CEO

The Board Savvy CEO Author Doug Eadie
ISBN-10 9780991356805
Release 2014-01-15
Pages 149
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"The Board-Savvy CEO" is a “survive-and-thrive” handbook for nonprofit chief executive officers and executives aspiring to become CEOs. Governance expert and author Doug Eadie explains how leaders who build and maintain a close, productive partnership with their boards do a better job of translating vision into practice and achieving organizational stability, innovation, and growth. The author devotes a chapter to each of the three critical functions of a board-savvy CEO: chief board capacity builder; chief governing process designer; and chief governing relationship manager. Eadie explains, in Chapter Two, how the board-savvy CEO (as chief board capacity builder) helps the governing body define and develop its own governing mission; evaluate and implement effective standing committees that mirror the major streams of decision making; and design and adopt processes that enable the board to manage its own performance. He shows in the next chapter how CEOs who wish to be known as board savvy take the lead in designing processes that engage board members in such governing functions as planning, performance monitoring, and external relations so as to heighten their feelings of satisfaction and ownership — qualities that Eadie says make board members more positive and productive governing partners. Pointing out that the board-CEO working relationship is easily frayed, the author describes in Chapter Four how savvy CEOs help their boards assign a committee to monitor and manage the relationship; reach agreement on formal guidelines for CEO interaction and communication; and assure that a process for CEO performance evaluation is carried out annually. "The Board-Savvy CEO" is chock-full of richly detailed, real-world guidance on how to keep board members actively engaged in governing work that makes a real difference in their organization.

American by Paper

American by Paper Author Kate Vieira
ISBN-10 0816697515
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 208
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American by Paper reveals how two groups of immigrants who share a primary language nevertheless have very different experiences of literacy in the United States. It describes the social realities facing documented and undocumented immigrants who use everyday acts of writing to negotiate papers--the visas, green cards, and passports that promise access to the American Dream. It is both an ethnography, filled with illuminating details about contemporary immigrant lives, and a critical intervention into two leading--and conflicting--scholarly ideas of literacy and its social role. Although popular thinking and scholarship have viewed literacy as a method of culturally assimilating immigrants into the nation, Kate Vieira finds that upward mobility and social inclusion in the United States are tied to literacy in complex ways. She draws from extensive interviews with Portuguese-speaking migrants who live and work together in a former mill town in Massachusetts that she calls South Mills: one group from the Azores, who are usually documented, and another from Brazil, who are usually undocumented. She explains how these migrants experience literacy not as a vehicle for assimilation (as educational policy makers often assert) nor as a means of resisting oppression (as literacy scholars often hope) but instead as tied up in papers, particularly in the papers that confer legal status. Papers and literacy are inextricably bound together, both promoting and constraining opportunities, and they shape why and how migrants read and write. Vieira builds on insights from literacy theories that have long been in opposition to each other in order to develop a new sociomaterial theory of literacy, one that takes into account its inseparable link to paper, forms, and documentation. This point of view leads to a deeper understanding of how literacy actually accrues meaning by circulating, and recirculating, through institutions and the lives of individuals.

The Linguistic Review

The Linguistic Review Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106011239172
Release 2001
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The Linguistic Review has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Linguistic Review also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Linguistic Review book for free.

The Good Citizen s Alphabet

The Good Citizen s Alphabet Author Bertrand Russell
ISBN-10 1849765308
Release 2017-10
Pages 112
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E: Erroneous: Capable of being proved true ; J: Jolly: The downfall of our enemies ; M: Mystery: What I understand and you don't . . . Enter the delightful, satirical world of the Good Citizen, according to one of the best-known writers and philosophers of modern times. In this pocket-sized book, Bertrand Russell s witty, subversive A Z encompasses pedants and nincompoops, knowledge and virtue, providing a diverting and entertaining guide to the English alphabet. Brought back into print for the first time since the 1970s, the brief texts are illustrated with the lively drawings of Franciszka Themerson, a leading figure of the twentieth century avant-garde, whose apt and amusing images add an anarchic spirit to this delightful gift book perfect for linguistic novices and eloquent eggheads alike. Facsimile pages reproduce the vintage look and feel of the original 1953 publication. Bertrand Russell (1872–1970) was one of the foremost philosophers and logicians of the twentieth century. Franciszka Themerson (1907–88) was a Polish artist and designer, who became a central figure of the Polish avant-garde.

Books in Print

Books in Print Author R.R. Bowker Company
ISBN-10 UOM:39015054035236
Release 2003-09
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Teaching Adult English Language Learners

Teaching Adult English Language Learners Author Richard A. Orem
ISBN-10 PSU:000062437639
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 152
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This resource brings together information about policy, second language acquisition theory and research, methods and materials for teaching adult English language learners, program design, and cross-cultural issues that effect learning in adult ESL classrooms.

The Rivers Ran Backward

The Rivers Ran Backward Author Christopher Phillips
ISBN-10 9780199720170
Release 2016-04-22
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Most Americans imagine the Civil War in terms of clear and defined boundaries of freedom and slavery: a straightforward division between the slave states of Kentucky and Missouri and the free states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kansas. However, residents of these western border states, Abraham Lincoln's home region, had far more ambiguous identities-and contested political loyalties-than we commonly assume. In The Rivers Ran Backward, Christopher Phillips sheds light on the fluid political cultures of the "Middle Border" states during the Civil War era. Far from forming a fixed and static boundary between the North and South, the border states experienced fierce internal conflicts over their political and social loyalties. White supremacy and widespread support for the existence of slavery pervaded the "free" states of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, which had much closer economic and cultural ties to the South, while those in Kentucky and Missouri held little identification with the South except over slavery. Debates raged at every level, from the individual to the state, in parlors, churches, schools, and public meeting places, among families, neighbors, and friends. Ultimately, the pervasive violence of the Civil War and the cultural politics that raged in its aftermath proved to be the strongest determining factor in shaping these states' regional identities, leaving an indelible imprint on the way in which Americans think of themselves and others in the nation. The Rivers Ran Backward reveals the complex history of the western border states as they struggled with questions of nationalism, racial politics, secession, neutrality, loyalty, and even place-as the Civil War tore the nation, and themselves, apart. In this major work, Phillips shows that the Civil War was more than a conflict pitting the North against the South, but one within the West that permanently reshaped American regions.

Multilingual Literacies

Multilingual Literacies Author Marilyn Martin-Jones
ISBN-10 9789027298683
Release 2001-01-12
Pages 396
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The research in this unique collection lies at the interface between the fields of bilingualism and literacy. It deepens our understanding of the significance of reading and writing as social practices and opens up new lines of inquiry for research on multilingualism. The authors incorporate theoretical and methodological insights from both fields and provide detailed accounts of everyday practices of reading and writing in different multilingual settings. The focus is primarily on linguistic minority groups in Britain and on the language and literacy experiences of children and adults in rural and urban communities. Together, the chapters of the volume build up a rich and illuminating picture of specific ways in which literacy is bound up with cultural practices and with different ways of seeing the world. They also address fundamental questions about the relationship between language, literacy and power in multi-ethnic contexts.


Linguistics Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106014997925
Release 2001
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Linguistics has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Linguistics also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Linguistics book for free.

Bibliographic Guide to Education

Bibliographic Guide to Education Author
ISBN-10 0783897081
Release 2001
Pages 830
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... lists publications cataloged by Teachers College, Columbia University, supplemented by ... The Research Libraries of The New York Publica Library.

Identity and Learning in the Narratives of Latina o Immigrants

Identity and Learning in the Narratives of Latina o Immigrants Author Julia Elizabeth Menard-Warwick
ISBN-10 UCAL:C3491587
Release 2004
Pages 678
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Identity and Learning in the Narratives of Latina o Immigrants has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Identity and Learning in the Narratives of Latina o Immigrants also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Identity and Learning in the Narratives of Latina o Immigrants book for free.

Baby Zoo

Baby Zoo Author Margaryta Kuzmin
ISBN-10 0997929901
Release 2016-11-10
Pages 36
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"Baby Zoo" is a book for children of various development stages, from "just-starting to speak" toddlers to avid readers that follows the story of an accident with paint at the zoo with baby animals. The painter then figures out a simple solution to get all animals clean and save the day. Your child will learn the name of each animal, colors, numbers, shapes, emotions and other important concepts. Throughout this tale your child will have plenty of opportunity to exercise with word pronunciation, color definition, memory, emotion recognition, counting, rhyme repetition and even shape recognition. The book even includes suggestions from the author on how to practice these concepts with your child. Written by Margaryta Kuzmin who is a bilingual speech language pathologist as well as a mom of two.