Edited by: Valerie Kinloch
Publication Date: March 28, 2011
Series: Language and Literacy Series
Urban Literacies showcases cutting-edge perspectives on urban education and language and literacy by respected junior and senior scholars, researchers, and teacher educators. The authors explore—through various theoretical orientations and diverse methodologies—meanings of urban education in the lives of students and their families across three intersecting areas of research: 1) family and community literacies, 2) teaching and teacher education, and 3) popular culture, digital media, and forms of multimodality.
This important volume:
Valerie Kinloch is associate professor in literacy studies in the School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University. Her most recent book is Harlem on Our Minds: Place, Race, and the Literacies of Urban Youth.
“We are inspired by the scholars in this historic volume who are paving new groundwork for empowering literacies in schools and communities.”
—From the Foreword by Arnetha F. Ball, Stanford University, and Carol D. Lee, Northwestern University
“Kinloch delivers on her promise of ‘theoretically rich and practically sound chapters’ with new research by outstanding scholars, new insights into urban schools and communities, and new recommendations that ring of truth and hope.”
—JoBeth Allen, University of Georgia