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Authors in Classroom : A Transformative Education Process

Authors in Classroom : A Transformative Education Process - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205351398

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ISBN13: 978-0205351398
ISBN10: 0205351395
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No

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Authors in Classroom : A Transformative Education Process - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205351398

Alma Ada and F. Campoy

ISBN13: 978-0205351398
ISBN10: 0205351395
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

This book provides a much-needed bridge between the theory and practice of transformative education by offering a step-by-step process for teachers, students, and families to become empowered as authors.

Alma Flor Ada and Isabel Campoy, renowned authors and educators, set the context by explaining the concepts behind transformative education in a clear and reader-friendly style. Then they invite teachers to discover the power of authoring their own books for children and using them in the classroom to inspire students' and families' own writing. An abundance of examples show the power of teachers discovering their authentic voice, and how successful this community-building process has been in schools across the country.

Authors in the Classroom has the potential to change limited and limiting concepts of education by helping us re-imagine the power of education to liberate the creative spirit within each one of us.

Table of Contents

I. THEORETICAL PRINCIPLES.

Introduction.

1. Transformative Education.

Underlying Principles.
Oppression and Liberation: A Closer Look.

2. Authors in the Classroom.

Providing Models for Creative Expression.
Strengthening Teachers' Personal Voice.
Classroom-Generated Books as Cultural Bridges.
Awakening the Author Within.
Types of Books Written by Teachers.
Benefits of Authoring Books.
Benefits of Self-Published Books.
What About Standardized Testing?

3. The Role of Dialogue in the Classroom.

Benefits of Dialogue.
Principles of Creative Dialogue.
The Issue of Time.
Facilitating Reflective Dialogue In the Classroom.

II. A TRANSFORMATIVE PROCESS.

1. Affirming Self.
2. Recognizing Human Qualities.
3. Strengthening Self-Identity.
4. Building Communities.
5. The Power of Transformation.
6. Understanding the Past, Creating the Future.
7. Discovering Our Capacities and Strengths.
8. Learning to Know.
9. Developing Relationships.
10. From Yesterday to Tomorrow.

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