Authors in the Classroom: A Transformative Education Process
©2003 |Pearson | Out of print
Alma Flor Ada, University of San Francisco
F. Isabel Campoy
©2003 |Pearson | Out of print
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.
“This book is nearly perfect. It will become a classic.”
Stephen Krashen, University of Southern California
“Authors in the Classroom shows us what education can be and should be: a safe environment for intellect and identity to expand and connect with the collective intellectual and cultural accomplishments of our global society. As evidence for its claims about what education can achieve this text provides neither empty theory nor soulless empirical research but rather the voices of teachers, students, parents, and the authors themselves, exploring through writing the limits of human reality and potential.”
Jim Cummins,University of Toronto
“I want to start by saying that this is a powerful book which was a joy to read. The book provides a much-needed bridge between theory and practice of Transformative pedagogy. It is what every teacher/prospective teacher looks for: a step-by-step guide to putting lofty ideological ideals into practice. The examples speak for themselves about the rich potential of the model.”
Elsa Auerbach, University of Massachusetts–Boston
I. THEORETICAL PRINCIPLES.
II. A TRANSFORMATIVE PROCESS.
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Dr. Alma Flor Ada directs the Center for Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults at the University of San Francisco.She is a leading mentor and philosopher of bilingual education in the United States. Dr. Ada was the founder and First Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE).
F. Isabel Campoy is a scholar devoted to the study of language acquisition. She is the well-known author of numerous children's books in the areas of poetry, theatre, stories, biographies, and art.
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