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Author Dyson, Anne Haas.

Title Social worlds of children learning to write in an urban primary school / Anne Haas Dyson.

Published New York : Teachers College Press, [1993]
©1993

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  372.6 DYSO    AVAILABLE
 UniM Giblin Eunson  372.6 DYSO    AVAILABLE
 UniM Giblin Eunson  372.6 DYSO    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Language and literacy series.
Language and literacy series (New York, N.Y.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-255) and index.
Contents Introduction: Composing a Place in the Classroom Neighborhood 1 -- 1. Framing Child Texts with Child Worlds: Ways of Studying Language, Literacy, and Diversity 9 -- Learning to Write as Social Work 11 -- Cultural Traditions in School Worlds 13 -- Children Discovering and Crossing Cultural Boundaries 18 -- Studying Children's Social and Text Worlds 20 -- 2. Official Classroom World: A Permeable Curriculum 30 -- A Dialogue of Images and Sounds: The School Context 31 -- Classroom Context 33 -- Dialogic Curriculum 35 -- 3. Unofficial Classroom Worlds: Children Taking Action Through Language 52 -- Complexity of the Children's Social Worlds 54 -- Composing Unofficial Neighborhoods 57 -- Sociocentric Child at Work and Play 75 -- 4. Case Study Children: Social Actors and Literacy Users 78 -- Social Work and Symbolic Tools of Child Composers 79 -- Beginning Portraits 80 -- On Child Composing as Social Work 106 -- 5. Jameel: Staking a Claim on the Official Literacy Curriculum 108 -- Jameel: The Case of the Singing Scientist, Part I 111 -- Jameel Midyear: Negotiating a Classroom Place 131 -- Coda: On Boundaries 132 -- 6. Jameel: Claims, Inroads, and Emerging Crossroads 133 -- Jameel: The Case of the Singing Scientist, Part II 134 -- Summary: Finding a Social Place at School 151 -- 7. Lamar and Eugenie: From Textual Crossroads to Curricular Side Roads 155 -- Year 1 Toward Texts as Curricular Crossroads 156 -- Year 2 Composing on Curricular Side Roads 171 -- On Crossroads, Side Roads, and Unpredictable Stories 186 -- 8. Ayesha and William: The Politics of Composing in the Third Grade 189 -- Louise's Third-Grade Class 191 -- William and Ayesha 194 -- Negotiating Classroom Worlds Through Composing 201 -- Verbal Performance in the Dialogic Curriculum 211 -- 9. Composing the Classroom Neighborhood 215 -- Defining Discourse Boundaries: Rigidity vs. Permeability 217 -- Acknowledging and Supporting Sociocultural Breadth 219 -- Acknowledging and Supporting Sociocultural Depth 223 -- Social Work of Teaching 228 -- In Closing: On Composing Texts and Composing Selves 229.
Subject Language arts (Primary) -- United States -- Case studies.
Education, Urban -- Social aspects -- United States -- Case studies.
Socialization.
ISBN 0807732966 (alk. paper)
0807732958 (paperback: alk. paper)