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Urban Literacies

Critical Perspectives on Language, Learning, and Community

Valerie Kinloch Celia Genishi Donna E. Alvermann

240 pages
Teachers College Press
Urban Literacies showcases cutting-edge perspectives on urban education and language and literacy by respected junior and senior scholars, researchers, and teacher educators. The authors explore—through various theoretical orientations and diverse methodologies—meanings of urban education in the lives of students and their families across three intersecting areas of research: 1) family and community literacies, 2) teaching and teacher education, and 3) popular culture, digital media, and forms of multimodality. This important volume: Extends the focus on “literacy” to include multiple settings and forms, as well as multiple voices and perspectives. Serves as a model of critical research and an extension of mentoring relationships and collaborative engagements. Includes a “Critical Perspective” section at the end of each chapter in which authors discuss implications, practices, strategies, and recommendations for improving literacy instruction.
Author Bio
Valerie Kinloch is associate professor in literacy studies in the School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University. Her most recent book is Harlem on Our Minds: Place, Race, and the Literacies of Urban Youth.