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Author Beach, Richard.

Title High school students' competing social worlds : negotiating identities and allegiances in response to multicultural literature / Richard Beach, Amanda Haertling Thein, Daryl Parks.

Published New York, NY : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  373.18 BEAC    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 335 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-298) and index.
Contents Constructing mediated identities across different social worlds -- The social worlds constituting students' identities -- Responding to the influence of social worlds on characters and readers -- Critiquing social worlds through grappling with dialogic tensions -- Parks's methods for teaching multicultural literature -- Identity construction congruent with the school world: Corey and Michelle -- Identity construction challenging the school world: Devin and Kayla -- Identity construction and racial positioning: Kathy and Mai -- Dialogic tensions in classroom discussions of three novels -- Summary and implications for teaching multicultural literature -- Appendix A: Methods -- Appendix B: Literature used in the course: recommended literature.
Summary "This book examines how working-class high school studentsѫ identity construction is continually mediated by discourses and cultural practices operating in their classroom, school, family, sports, community, and workplace worlds. Specifically, it addresses how responding to cultural differences portrayed in multicultural literature can serve to challenge adolescentsѫ allegiances to status quo discourses and cultural models, and how teachers not only can rouse students to clarify and change their value stances related to race, class, and gender, but also provide support for and validation of studentsѫ self-interrogation. Highlighting the influence of sociocultural forces, the book contributes to understanding the role of institutions in shaping adolescentsѫ lives, and identifies needs that must be addressed to improve those institutions. Current theory and research on critical discourse analysis, cultural models theory, and identity construction is meshed with specific applications of that theory and research to case-study profiles and analysis of classroom discussions. The instructional strategies described enable pre-service and in-service teachers to develop their own literature curriculum and instructional methods."--Publisher's website.
Other author Thein, Amanda Haertling.
Parks, Daryl.
Subject Multicultural education -- United States.
High school students -- United States -- Social conditions.
Group identity -- United States.
Multiculturalism in literature -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- United States.
ISBN 9780805858556 (paperback: alk. paper)
0805858555 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780805858549 (hbk.)
0805858547 (hbk.)