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Justice-oriented Literacy Coaching

Toward Transformative Teaching, 1st Edition

By Misty Sailors, Logan Manning


168 pages | 41 B/W Illus.

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This book explores notions of justice-oriented literacy coaching and offers a way of being in the world with young people, teachers, and communities that centers transformative coaching, teaching, and learning. It is intended to disrupt the traditional and historical positioning of literacy coaches in US schools today. Through the lens of social justice and liberatory education, Sailors and Manning begin a dialogue with literacy coaches to help them reconsider their own roles and positions as agents of change in schools.

Using vignettes and stories to illustrate potential paths into emancipatory literacy learning environments, the authors present literacy as a socially-situated act of meaning-making. Accessible and inviting, this book provides pragmatic tools for literacy leaders to embody social justice, to grapple with big social concepts, to imagine possibilities, and to stimulate creative thinking with the teachers at their schools and with the students in their classrooms.

Intended for literacy coaches in grades K-6 and graduate students in literacy education, this book includes a wealth of resources and examples from real-world contexts, as well as spaces for the reader to interact and engage with the text through journaling and self-reflection.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Justice-Oriented Coaching

Chapter 2: What Is the Role of Professional Learning in Reimagining More Socially Just Schools?

Chapter 3: What Role Does the Text Environment Play in Disrupting Hegemonic Practices?

Chapter 4: What Is the Role of Literacy Instruction in Creating a More Justice-Oriented Society?

Chapter 5: How Can I Reframe My Coaching Toward a Justice-Oriented Perspective, and What Role Does the Community Play in That Reframing?

About the Authors

Misty Sailors is Professor of Language and Literacy and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education and Administration at the University of North Texas, USA.

Logan Manning is a secondary school leader in Oakland, CA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Language Arts