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  • ISBN: 9780070479593
  • ISBN10: 0070479593

Bilingual and ESL Classrooms: Teaching in Multicultural Contexts

by Ovando, Carlos J. A Collier, Virginia P.

  • List Price: $57.81
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 0002
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langu
  • Publish date: 12/01/1997
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Description: Demographic predictions are that students with close connections to their bilingual/bicultural heritages (now labeled "language minority students" by the federal government) will be very large in number in the near future, becoming the majority in many states over the next three decades. The authors feel it is the responsibility of all educators, not just specialists, to prepare themselves to work with language minority students. This time-tested classic text (not an edited volume) integrates theory and practice and provides comprehensive coverage of all bilingual and ESL issues. The text integrates the fields of ESL, bilingual, and multicultural education and provides rich examples of effective practices and their underlying research knowledge base. The text covers teaching of all the content areas and has separate chapters on teaching mathematics, science, and social studies. Ninety percent of the second edition is new since the first edition written thirteen years ago. The new edition Includes research on the English-only movement (chapter 1), a comprehensive review of current research on first and second language acquisition for school (chapter 4), and the crucial research base on culture and the integral role it plays in schooling of diverse linguistic and cultural heritages (chapter 5). A new chapter 3 covers teaching and explores cooperative learning, critical pedagogy, and interdisciplinary, multisensory lessons, using as examples art, technology, and
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