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Multicultural issues and literacy achievement.


Multicultural issues and literacy achievement.

Au, Kathryn H.

Lawrence Erlbaum


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Au (U. of Hawaii) offers a sequel to her 1993 text, Literacy Instruction in Multicultural Settings, intended to help educators--particularly preservice teachers--meet the challenges of teaching students of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Coverage includes an overview of student diversity and the literacy achievement gap; why the gap exists; connections between literacy, parents and communities; effective literacy instruction; developing ownership of literacy in schools; reading comprehension strategies; culturally responsive instruction; issues that affect English Language Learners; phonics and skill instruction; and developing schoolwide change to improve literacy achievement.

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Date:Feb 1, 2006
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