Cultural Diversity in Schools: From Rhetoric to Practice

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SUNY Press, May 24, 1994 - Education - 401 pages
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This book confronts the patterns of school failure often faced by subordinated minority groups in the United States. It does so by presenting a socioacademic framework that is based on the notion that all groups can have comparable access to quality schooling, comparable participation in the schooling, and derive comparable educational benefits from their participation. Organized around three key, interrelated components—communication, integration, and cooperation—the book combines theoretical concepts with actual classroom practices that support change. It moves us from a position of rhetoric about educational equality to one that actively addresses the socioacademic needs of students in a culturally diverse society.
 

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Contents

The Rhetoric and Practice of Cultural Diversity in US Schools Socialization Resocialization and Quality Schooling
25
Cooperative Learning in the Culturally Diverse Classroom
57
Building Bridges for the Future Anthropological Contributions to Diversity and Classroom Practices
75
Responding Successfully to Cultural Diversity in Our Schools The Teacher Connection
101
Mentoring Peer Coaching and Support Systems for FirstYear MinorityBilingual Teachers
117
Cooperative Learning for LanguageMinority Students
145
Influences of L1 Writing Proficiency on L2 Writing Proficiency
161
Promoting Positive CrossCultural Attitudes and Perceived Competence in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms
189
Effectiveness of Bilingual Education in an Elementary School District
233
A Communicative Computer Environment for the Acquisition of ESL
263
Bilingual TeamTeaching Partnerships over Long Distances A TechnologyMediated Context for Intragroup Language Attitude Change
299
Teaching Teachers about Computers and Collaborative ProblemSolving
333
Pedagogical and Research Uses of ComputerMediated Conferencing
349
The Socioacademic Achievement Model in the Context of Coercive and Collaborative Relations of Power
363
Author Index
391
SUBJECT INDEX
398

Managing Behavior in the Culturally Diverse Classroom
207

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About the author (1994)

Robert A. DeVillar is Associate Professor in the Department of Advanced Educational Studies at California State University, Bakersfield.

Christian J. Faltis is Associate Professor in the Program in Multicultural Education at Arizona State University. DeVillar and Faltis are authors of Computers and Cultural Diversity: Restructuring for School Success also published by SUNY Press.

James P. Cummins is Professor in the Department of Curriculum at The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

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