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Rethinking Language Arts Nina Zaragoza

Rethinking Language Arts By Nina Zaragoza

Rethinking Language Arts by Nina Zaragoza


Summary

The 14 letters making up this book engage pre-service teachers with a personable and accessible voice. Critiques of traditional methods of language arts are offered, together with fresh alternatives to curricula and evaluation.

Rethinking Language Arts Summary

Rethinking Language Arts: Passion and Practice by Nina Zaragoza

In Rethinking Language Arts: Passion and Practice, Second Edition, author Nina Zaragoza uses the form of letters to her students to engage pre-service teachers in reevaluating teaching practices, thus bringing to life a vision of an alternative classroom environment in which the teacher is the prime mover and creative leader. Zaragoza discusses and explains the need for teachers to be decision makers, reflective thinkers, political beings, and agents of social change in order to create a positive and inclusive classroom setting. This book is both a critical text that deconstructs the way language arts are traditionally taught in our schools as well as a visionary text with clear, no-nonsense directions on how to provide much needed change in our schools.

Rethinking Language Arts Reviews

[Zaragoza's] views have received more than customary acceptance in the past by education professors who assign required reading material in their courses on language arts instruction in elementary schools. -- Teacher's College Record
Interweaving stories, dialogues, plays, poetry, lesson plans, course designs, and students' journals with reflections on philosophical, pedagogical, political and psychological questions arising in teaching, Nina Zaragoza unfolds before our eyes the drama of educating our young, with all its challenges and paradoxes and joy and rewards. In the spirit of Paulo Freire and in her aspiration to Be the change you want to see, the author of Rethinking Language Arts] compels us to ponder what it is to be a teacher and helps us learn how to be a good one. -- Xin Liu Gale, Author of Teachers, Discourses, and Authority in the Postmodern Composition Classroom

About Nina Zaragoza

Nina Zaragoza is currently an English Language Teacher/ Consultant at The American Home in Vladimir, Russia.

Additional information

NLS9780415931724
9780415931724
041593172X
Rethinking Language Arts: Passion and Practice by Nina Zaragoza
New
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2002-04-25
238
N/A
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