Cultural Diversity in Schools: From Rhetoric to Practice

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Robert A. DeVillar, Christian Faltis, Jim Cummins
SUNY Press, 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 ROBERT A DeVILLAR
25
Cooperative Learning in the Culturally Diverse Classroom DAVID W JOHNSON and ROGER T JOHNSON
57
Building Bridges for the Future Anthropological Contributions to Diversity and Classroom Practices STEVEN F ARVIZU
75
Responding Successfully to Cultural Diversity in Our Schools The Teacher Connection ROBERT D MILK
101
Mentoring Peer Coaching and Support Systems for FirstYear MinorityBilingual Teachers MARGARITA CALDERON
117
Cooperative Learning for LanguageMinority Students RICHARD P DURAN
145
Influences of L1 Writing Proficiency on L2 Writing Proficiency ROBERT S CARLISLE
161
Promoting Positive CrossCultural Attitudes and Perceived Competence in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms KATHRYN J LINDHOLM
189
Effectiveness Of Bilingual Education in an Elementary School District LINDA GONZALES
233
A Communicative Computer Environment for the Acquisition of ESL NIDIA GONZALEZEDFELT
263
Bilingual TeamTeaching Partnerships over Long Distances A TechnologyMediated Context for Intragroup Language Attitude Change DENNIS SAV...
299
Teaching Teachers about Computers and Collaborative ProblemSolving HOWARD BUDIN
333
Pedagogical and Research Uses of ComputerMediated Conferencing ARMANDO A ARIAS and BERYL BELLMAN
349
The Socioacademic Achievement Model in the Context of Coercive and Collaborative Relations of Power JIM CUMMINS
363
Author Index
391
SUBJECT INDEX
398

Managing Behavior in the Culturally Diverse Classroom SAUNDRA SCOTT SPARLING
207

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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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