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Problem-posing with Multicultural Children’s Literature

Developing Critical Early Childhood Curricula

Elizabeth P. Quintero

Problem-posing with Multicultural Children’s Literature documents an ongoing qualitative study of early childhood teachers using a problem-posing method with multicultural children’s literature. Grounded in critical theory, the text has been written for use in upper-division undergraduate- and graduate-level classes that study infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and students in grades one and two. The book uses examples from both early childhood and elementary teacher education students, and practicing teachers’ work as they study critical literacy, multicultural children’s literature, and integrated early childhood curriculum. This structure provides insights into guided research in child development, cultural and linguistic contexts, learning theory, strategies for teaching young children, family advocacy, and all related aspects of early childhood teacher education as the learners move through the activities.
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Critical Literacy in Early Childhood Education

Artful Story and the Integrated Curriculum

Elizabeth P. Quintero

This book documents a qualitative study involving various groups of teacher education students and practicing teachers. The study encompassed learners’ multiple languages and recognized ways that multiple knowledge sources, identities, and language forms can contribute to the formation of new relationships, new knowledge, and new meanings. Integrating all the traditional content areas of study, the arts, and new forms of cross-disciplinary ways of knowing, a curriculum is framed around critical literacy, with its underlying elements of participation by all, respect for multiple sources of knowledge, and the responsibility of transformative action. The book uses illustrative case studies to present the research involved, and to identify the aspects of critical theory and the themes and implications that emerged from this participatory, learner-driven curriculum.
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Becoming a Teacher in the New Society

Bringing Communities and Classrooms Together

Elizabeth P. Quintero and Mary Kay Rummel

Becoming a Teacher in the New Society: Bringing Communities and Classrooms Together uses a critical, problem-posing format to present information pertinent to introductory courses for the study of education. This book is written for all educators who are investigating teaching and learning in a world that demands of its teachers new knowledge and understanding. In addition to the foundational information, there is attention given to global perspectives with an emphasis on family and community. The essays and other primary source information are enhanced by poetry, fiction, and suggested activities focusing on the arts. The book is appropriate for use both in the university classroom and the larger community of inservice education.
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Storying

A Path to Our Future: Artful Thinking, Learning, Teaching, and Research

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Elizabeth P. Quintero and Mary Kay Rummel

This is a book about story, the human experience, teaching and learning, creativity and community. Story is so much more than decoding text and writing using academic language. It also includes literature and all forms of the arts; digital forms of story, from social media to documentation of history; and new forms of multilayered, multigenre research. Story is the backbone and the catalyst for personal connections, appropriation of knowledge, and synergy of knowledge for global citizens. Critical qualitative research is the methodology by which to document and analyze what is really going on in the complex, multidirectional interactions. The authors maintain that story in a broad and newly enlightened sense may help us to break out from the narrow concepts of literacy, content knowledge related to measureable standards, and random facts that are unrelated to dispositions for addressing human needs. Literacy as a conceptual synthesis of knowledge, skills, and dispositions has been giving us glimpses of synergistic ways to approach learning and teaching.