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Literacy In African American Communities

Author : Joyce L. Harris
ISBN : 9781135664749
Genre : Education
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This volume explores the unique sociocultural contexts of literacy development, values, and practices in African American communities. African Americans--young and old--are frequently the focus of public discourse about literacy. In a society that values a rather sophisticated level of literacy, they are among those who are most disadvantaged by low literacy achievement. Literacy in African American Communities contributes a fresh perspective by revealing how social history and cultural values converge to influence African Americans' literacy values and practices, acknowledging that literacy issues pertaining to this group are as unique and complex as this group's collective history. Existing literature on literacy in African American communities is typically segmented by age or academic discipline. This fragmentation obscures the cyclical, life-span effects of this population's legacy of low literacy. In contrast, this book brings together in a single-source volume personal, historical, developmental, and cross-disciplinary vantage points to look at both developmental and adult literacy from the perspectives of education, linguistics, psychology, anthropology, and communication sciences and disorders. As a whole, it provides important evidence that the negative cycle of low literacy can be broken by drawing on the literacy experiences found within African American communities.

The Emergence Of African American Literacy Traditions

Author : Phyllis M. Belt-Beyan
ISBN : 0897897994
Genre : Education
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Each chapter includes a review of key concepts, guided study questions, and section reviews that encourage students’ active participation in the learning process; two practice tests and a challenge test help them assess their mastery of the material. Applications and observational activities are also included.

A Community Text Arises

Author : Beverly J. Moss
ISBN : UCSC:32106016640796
Genre : Religion
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This text emerges from an ethnographic study of literacy in three African American churches. These data illuminate the ways that the primary model of a literate text is shaped and used in African American churches.

Libraries Literacy And African American Youth Research And Practice

Author : Sandra Hughes-Hassell
ISBN : 9781440838736
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This important book is a call to action for the library community to address the literacy and life outcome gaps impacting African American youth. It provides strategies that enable school and public librarians to transform their services, programs, and collections to be more responsive to the literacy strengths, experiences, and needs of African American youth. • Clarifies the role of public and school librarians in meeting the literacy needs of African American youth • Brings together research findings on the literacy strengths and needs of African American youth and best practices for librarians seeking to improve their services to this population • Provides specific examples of successful programs for working with African American youth that can be adapted by other school or public libraries • Creates an ongoing vehicle for collaborative learner-centered relationships between public and school librarians serving the same community

Encyclopedia Of African American Education

Author : Kofi Lomotey
ISBN : 9781412940504
Genre : Education
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The Encyclopedia of African American Education covers educational institutions at every level, from preschool through graduate and professional training, with special attention to historically black and predominantly black colleges and universities. Other entries cover individuals, organizations, associations, and publications that have had a significant impact on African American education. The Encyclopedia also presents information on public policy affecting the education of African Americans, including both court decisions and legislation. It includes a discussion of curriculum, concepts, theories, and alternative models of education, and addresses the topics of gender and sexual orientation, religion, and the media. The Encyclopedia also includes a Reader's Guide, provided to help readers find entries on related topics. It classifies entries in sixteen categories: " Alternative Educational Models " Associations and Organizations " Biographies " Collegiate Education " Curriculum " Economics " Gender " Graduate and Professional Education " Historically Black Colleges and Universities " Legal Cases " Pre-Collegiate Education " Psychology and Human Development " Public Policy " Publications " Religious Institutions " Segregation/Desegregation. Some entries appear in more than one category. This two-volume reference work will be an invaluable resource not only for educators and students but for all readers who seek an understanding of African American education both historically and in the 21st century.

A Community Of Voices On Education And The African American Experience

Author : Hazel Arnett Ervin
ISBN : 9781443889551
Genre : Education
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This book offers a history of African American education, while also serving as a companion text for teachers, students and researchers in cultural criticism, American and African American studies, postcolonialism, historiography, and psychoanalytics. Overall, it represents essential reading for scholars, critics, leaders of educational policy, and all others interested in ongoing discussions not only about the role of community, family, teachers and others in facilitating quality education for the citizenry, but also about ensuring the posterity of a society via equal access to, and attainment of, quality education by its constituents of color. Particularly, this volume fills a void in the annals of African American history and African American education, by addressing the vibrancy of an education ethos within Black America which has unequivocally served as cultural, historical, political, legal and theoretical references.

The African American Child

Author : Yvette R. Harris, PhD
ISBN : 0826101046
Genre : Psychology
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"This book argues convincingly that children's cultural differences need to be recognized for any accurate understanding of their development. Pointing out the need for additional and more effectively designed research, Harris and Graham provide a valuable foundation for further investigations. This nonpolemic book should be in all libraries, filling an unfortunate gap. Highly recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries This major new textbook introduces students to issues that have an impact on the lives of African American children but have typically been ignored (or inadequately discussed) in mainstream child development textbooks. The authors hope to familiarize students with a sampling of research that moves beyond a deficit view of the development of the African American child while stimulating critical thinking about future directions for research on African American children and their families. The book is designed to be student friendly--with each chapter presenting an overview of the material covered as well as an "Insider's Voice" (which offers a personal story or viewpoint about the issues discussed in the chapter). Each chapter goes on to feature a dialogue of current biological, environmental, constructivist, and cultural-contextual theories) as well as suggestions for additional reading, videos, websites, and questions to guide critical thinking.

Forgotten Readers

Author : Elizabeth McHenry
ISBN : 0822329956
Genre : Literary Criticism
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DIVRecovers the history of nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century African American reading societies./div

Literacy Among African American Youth

Author : Vivian L. Gadsden
ISBN : 1881303276
Genre : Education
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This volume expands on existing research in literacy and African-American education, and discusses a range of literacy issues confronting African-American and other youth in and out of school.

Teaching Early Literacy

Author : Diane M. Barone
ISBN : 1593851065
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Grounded in cutting-edge theory and research about literacy development, this book is filled with practical assessment and instructional ideas for teachers of pre-K through grade 3. Engaging vignettes show how everyday conversations and activities offer rich opportunities both for evaluating children's current level of knowledge and for helping them progress toward more sophisticated and rewarding interactions with reading and writing. Throughout, the book highlights ways to work effectively with English language learners and their families, a theme that is the exclusive focus of two chapters. Other timely topics covered include creative uses of technology and ways to incorporate popular culture into the classroom. Over two dozen reproducible assessment tools and handouts enhance the utility of this volume as an instructional resource, professional development tool, or graduate-level text.

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