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    Citizenship for All in the Literate Community

    An Ethnography of Young Children with Significant Disabilities in Inclusive Early Childhood Settings

    Christopher Kliewer, Linda Fitzgerald, Jodi Meyer-Mork, Patresa Hartman, Pat English-Sand, and Donna Raschke
    In this study, Christopher Kliewer, Linda Fitzgerald, Jodi Meyer-Mork, Patresa Hartman, Pat English-Sand, and Donna Raschke use ethnographic methods to explore literacy development in young children considered to have significant disabilities. The study settings included nine preschool and kindergarten classrooms across five programs, all of which involved children with and without disabilities learning side-by-side. Over the course of two school years, the authors observed teachers emphasizing children’s narratives, and in so doing effectively fostering the citizenship of all children in the literate communities of the classrooms under study. The authors describe several themes that appeared in their data related to fostering effective literacy development in children historically segregated from rich curricular opportunities. In this effort, defining literacy as making meaning and interpreting children with disabilities as competent meaning-makers was foremost. (pp. 373–403)

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    Winter 2004 Issue

    Abstracts

    Citizenship for All in the Literate Community
    An Ethnography of Young Children with Significant Disabilities in Inclusive Early Childhood Settings
    Christopher Kliewer, Linda Fitzgerald, Jodi Meyer-Mork, Patresa Hartman, Pat English-Sand, and Donna Raschke
    Pathways to Aggression in Children and Adolescents
    Malcolm Watson, Kurt Fischer, Jasmina Burdzovic Andreas, and Kevin Smith
    Book Review of Annette Lareau's Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life
    Susan Auerbach
    Editor's Review of John U. Ogbu's Black American Students in an Affluent Suburb: A Study of Academic Disengagement
    Dorinda J. Carter

    Book Notes

    Why Is It So Hard to Get Good Schools?
    By Larry Cuban

    Losing My Faculties
    By Brendan Halpin

    Teaching with Fire
    Edited by Sam M. Intrator and Megan Scribner

    Troubling Education
    By Kevin Kumashiro

    The Promotion of Social Awareness
    By Robert Selman

    Affirming Diversity
    By Sonia Nieto

    City Schools and the American Dream
    By Pedro Noguera

    Adolescent Lives in Transition
    By Donna Marie San Antonio