Upon completing this book and engaging in its various activities, readers will become more sensitive to cultural issues surrounding their classroom curriculum and instruction. Based upon action research and constr uctivist principles, this book helps readers understand (1) how their own personal biographies relate to classroom instruction, (2) how unintentional cultural bias can greatly impact their studentsA willingness to learn, and (3) how diversity surroun ds every moment in todayAs classrooms.Within my classroom context, the school districta#39;s report card didna#39;t seem to adequately describe ESL childrena#39;s ... several short paragraphs but that eventually grew into two pages of descriptive comments for each child in the classroom. The comments to parents were written in English, but I orally translated them into Spanish for Spanish- speaking parents ... The questions I asked for this study were, What do Latino parents of my students understand about school district grade reports?
|Author||:||Richard R. Powell, Stanley J. Zehm, Jesus Garcia|
|Publisher||:||Prentice Hall - 1996|