Handbook of Research on Effective Communication in Culturally Diverse Classrooms

Handbook of Research on Effective Communication in Culturally Diverse Classrooms

Katia González (Wagner College, USA) and Rhoda Frumkin (Wagner College, USA)
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Release Date: February, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 477|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9953-3
ISBN13: 9781466699533|ISBN10: 1466699531|EISBN13: 9781466699540
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Meaningful interaction between teachers and students is crucial to any educational environment, and particularly so in intercultural settings. When educators take steps to incorporate culturally responsive teaching into their classrooms, student learning is enriched and improved.

The Handbook of Research on Effective Communication in Culturally Diverse Classrooms focuses on the significance of cultural sensitivity toward diverse students and the importance of communication to increase the overall educational experience. Highlighting key concepts relating to curriculum design, teaching models, and critical pedagogies in transcultural classrooms, this book is a pivotal reference source for teachers, teacher educators, and researchers interested in the impact of intercultural communication in learning environments.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Active Citizenship
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Public Library Services
  • Service Learning
  • Study Abroad Programs
  • Teacher Education
  • Vocabulary Improvement

Reviews and Testimonials

This title, part of the Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development Book Series, has 21 chapters preceded by a list of contributors, a table of contents, and a detailed table of contents. Chapters commence with an abstract and introduction and conclude with references, key terms, and additional reading where applicable. Tables, charts, and figures are more than satisfactory and strongly support the text. A compilation of references, information about the contributors, and an index round out the work.
With educators from around the world contributing to this volume, a central theme is the desire to share educational practices that are responsive to the global community. The book gathers intercultural approaches, communication ideas, and methods for building bridges. Authors examine and analyze current beliefs and present dogma to carry educators well into the twenty-first century.
As our world gets smaller, faculty at educational facilities will find ideas, theories, and support in this handbook. The exposure to evidence-based practices here affords open discussion on how to adapt and modify methods for one student or many. Developing active partnerships between facilitators and communities/cultures will lead to meaningful interactions and culturally consonant experiences for youth (as shared in chapter three). Chapters share multiple perspectives and often have hands-on curriculum experiences. With intervention no longer the mode, collaboration between all players is now the focus in providing culturally responsive practices for students. Other aspects of culture and education are included such as study abroad programs in chapters 17 and 18.
Because of the diversity of place, topic, and approach, the Handbook of Research on Effective Communication in Culturally Diverse Classrooms will be best for a wide range of professionals. This book is for those in the education field from educators to pre-service teachers, administrators and faculty members. Those from pre-k classrooms through university departments will find applicable classroom information. Those interested in educational change, group dynamics, and effective communication practices will benefit from this title.

– Janis Minshull, ARBA Reviews

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Katia González received her Ed.D. from Columbia University, Teachers College in New York. She is Associate Professor of Education at Wagner College in New York. Dr. Gonzalez’s expertise is in curriculum development and culturally responsive practices in teacher education, intercultural communication, early childhood education, intellectual disabilities, and autism. Her research interests include the role of discussion and group dynamics in teacher education and service-learning, intercultural communication and culturally responsive practices, strategies and techniques to enhance and measure critical thinking, and the impact of community and family in inclusive education.
Rhoda Frumkin received her Ed.D. from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She is an Associate Professor of Education at Wagner College focusing on Literacy, Service Learning, and Teacher Training. Dr. Frumkin’s scholarly interests include cross-discipline literacy learning and the use of collaborative techniques and tools to facilitate interactive collegial dialogue about classroom practices, and the impact of community and family involvement on student learning in inclusive educational settings.