Crossing Boundaries -- Teaching And Learning With Urban Youth (Teaching For Social Justice) (Teaching For Social Justice (Paperback))
Crossing Boundaries -- Teaching and Learning with Urban Youth (Teaching for Social Justice) (Teaching for Social Justice (Paperback))
''This is a book of stories told by adolescents and adults about teaching and learning.... Puzzlement, wonder, curiosity, disruption, and distress mark the emotions of all the storytellers here.''
--From the Foreword by Shirley Brice Heath, Stanford University
''Crossing Boundaries is a must-read for anyone interested in improving the academic achievements and enhancing the literacy practices of marginalized students.''
--Beverly Moss, The Ohio State University
''This book will shake the common and reshape the knowledge we have about the passion and potential of students in urban schools.''
--JoBeth Allen, University of Georgia
In her new book, Valerie Kinloch, award-winning author of Harlem on Our Minds, sheds light on the ways urban youth engage in meaning-making experiences as a way to assert critical, creative, and highly sophisticated perspectives on teaching, learning, and survival. Kinloch rejects deficit models that have traditionally defined the literacy abilities of students of color, especially African American and Latino/a youth. In contrast, she crosses boundaries to listen to the voices of students attending high school in New York City's Harlem community. In Crossing Boundaries, Kinloch uses a critical teacher-researcher lens to...