Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Clashes and Confrontations

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Lisa Scherff, Karen Spector
R&L Education, Dec 16, 2010 - Education - 196 pages
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The authors in this edited volume reflect on their experiences with culturally relevant pedagogy_as students, as teachers, as researchers_and how these experiences were often at odds with their backgrounds and/or expectations. Each of the authors speaks to the complexity and difficulty in attempting to address students' cultures, create learning experiences with relevance to their lives and experiences, and enact pedagogies that promote academic achievement while honoring students. At the same time, every author shows the clashes and confrontations that can arise between and among students, teachers, parents, administrators, and educational policies.

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Recognizing Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Then and Now
Unpacking the Critical in Culturally Relevant Pedagogy An Illustration Involving African Americans and Asian Americans
Race Identity and the Shredding of a District Survey Following Children into Relevance in an Urban Elementary Classroom
The Central Paradox of Critical Pedagogy Learning from Practice in an Urban Last Chance High School
From Understanding to Application The Difficulty of Culturally Responsive Teaching as a Beginning English Teacher
Lotus A Pedagogy of Listening
Reading Romeo and Juliet and Talking Sex Critical Ideological Consciousness as Ethical Practice
Proper Spanish Is a Waste of Time MexicanOrigin Student Resistance to Learning Spanish as a Heritage Language
Bodies before Me
The Distance of Formality Working within and through Propriety
About the Editors
About the Contributors

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Lisa Scherff is associate professor of secondary English language arts education at the University of Alabama. A former high school English and reading teacher, Lisa's research focuses on opportunity to learn and teacher preparation, induction, and mentoring. Karen Spector is assistant professor of secondary English education and literacy at the University of Alabama. Her research and teaching involves critical literacies across disciplines.

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