Bridging Literacy and Equity synthesizes the essential research and practice of social equity literacy teaching in one succinct, user-friendly volume.
Althier M. Lazar is professor of teacher education at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Patricia A. Edwards is Distinguished Professor of Language and Literacy in the Department of Teacher Education, a principal investigator, Literacy Achievement Research Center, and a Senior University Outreach Fellow at Michigan State University. Gwendolyn Thompson McMillon is associate professor of literacy in the Department of Reading and Language Arts at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.
Social Equity Literacy Teaching Matters
Social Equity Literacy Teaching: What Teachers Need
Teachers-A Major Factor in Literacy Achievement
Seeing the Responsibility to Teach
Empowering Disempowered Teachers
Using This Book to Guide Social Equity Literacy Teaching
Different Doesn't Mean Deficit
Poverty: Statistics Don't Tell the Whole Story
The Nuances of How Poverty and Literacy Relate
What Race and Racism Have to Do with It
Rethinking Racism: Brown v. Board of Education
Response to Disenfranchisement
Offsetting Negative Conditions
Beyond Heroes and Holidays: The Complexity and Relevance of Culture
The Complexity of Culture
Understanding How Culture Is Reflected in School
Addressing Culture Makes a Difference
Variation Is Normal: Recognizing Many Literacies and Languages
Standardized Forms of English
From Spirituals to Hip-Hop: Teaching in the Third Space
Making Connections with Students in the Third Space
Conditions That Foster Learning
Exploring Third-Space Teaching Through African American Churches
Implementing Components of Third-Space Teaching
Using Unofficial Literacies to Inform Classroom Instruction
Students Taking Action: Critical Approaches to Teaching
Using Literacy as an Instrument for Social Change
Critical Pedagogy Aligns with Culturally Relevant Teaching
Using Critical Literacy to Read and Interpret Texts
Becoming Critical Isn't Easy
Complicating Students' Understandings About Power and Race
Teachers Have Biases, But They Can Change
Exploring Racial Identity
Racial Identity Development and Literacy Teaching
Examining Privilege and Subordination
Accessing School-Valued Discourses
About the Authors
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