Addressing Diversity in Literacy Instruction Vol: 8

Evan Ortlieb
St John's University, USA

Earl H. Cheek Jr
Louisiana State University, USA

Product Details
16 Nov 2017
Emerald Publishing Limited
296 pages - 152 x 229mm
Literacy Research, Practice and Evaluation


This book presents recent research related to how issues of diversity are addressed within literacy instruction for K-12 learners. Over the last decade, issues of diversity have promulgated within the field of literacy. Recent revisions to teacher education standards call for new approaches to professional development to ensure that educators are positioned to view and utilize diversity as an advantage within their classrooms and notions of what constitutes diversity are expanding. 

As the population of learners continues to diversify, literacy teachers must be equipped with knowledge of who their learners are and how to effectively build upon their individual experiences, lifestyles, and ways of seeing the world. A systematic change is needed and this volume is directed at advancing research within the intersectionality between literacy and diversity to contribute towards this important mission. 

This volume features prominent literacy researchers sharing their evidence-based successes that are founded upon longstanding and newfound theoretical frameworks. It is suitable for both educators in K-12 and university classroom contexts for teachers, administrators, graduate students, and professors alike.
1. Toward Equity Through Opportunities to Learn; Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher 
2. More Than One Voice: Utilizing Home Languages and Cultural Experiences in Reading Recovery; Sarah Catto 
3. Teaching Grammar While Valuing Language Diversity: Lessons from Urban Classrooms; Emily Machado, Rebecca Woodard, Andrea Vaughan, And Rick Coppola 
4. Multicultural Ell Educators' Perspectives of Sociocultural Dynamics in Adolescent Classrooms; Nancy Laguna Luque, Earl H. Cheek, Jr., and Evan Ortlieb 
5. Scenarios and Suggestions: Literacy Instruction For English Language Learners; Tess Dussling 
6. Rad Dad: A Chicano Man (Re) Constructing Masculinity and Fatherhood Through Zines; Barbara Guzzetti and Leslie Foley  
7. Expanding Novice Teachers' Definitions of Student Diversity to Include Economic Disparities and Lifestyle Differences; Jacqueline Lee Darvin 
8. Greating Lgbtq+ Inclusive Spaces Through Literacy Practice and Social Justice Teaching; Autumn M. Dodge 
9. Accentuating Social and Cultural Connections to Revitalize Literacy Achievement; Wally Thompson and Debra Coffey 
10. Building on Emergent Bilinguals' Funds of Knowledge Using Digital Tools; Sally Brown  
11. Teaching For Global Readiness: A Model For Locally Situated Yet Globally Connected Literacy Instruction; Shea N. Kerkhoff 
12. Utilizing a Rubric to Identify Diversity in Children's Literature; Jackie Arnold and Mary-Kate Sableski 
13. Addressing Diversity Through the Universal Design For Learning Lens; Jodi Louise Pilgrim and Angela Kris Ward 
14. The Fierce Urgency of Now: Cdf Freedom Schools and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy; Alysia D. Roehrig, Kristal Moore Clemons and Keely Norris
Evan Ortlieb is a Professor and Coordinator of the Literacy Program in the Department of Education Specialties at St. John’s University in New York City, USA. His expertise includes addressing literacy improvement, literacy teacher preparation, language diversity, and differentiated literacy instruction. 

Earl H. Cheek, Jr is the Patrick and Edwidge Olinde Endowed Professor Emeritus in the Department of Educational Theory, Policy, and Practice at Louisiana State University, USA. As a lifelong literacy leader, he has published widely across fields of content area reading, reading teacher education, diagnostic-perspective methods, and dyslexia.

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