Agendas for Second Language Literacy / Edition 1

Agendas for Second Language Literacy / Edition 1

by Sandra Lee McKay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521446643

ISBN-13: 9780521446648

Pub. Date: 12/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This text examines sociopolitical, economic, familial, and educational agendas that influence attainment of second language literacy. This book examines the sociopolitical, economic, familial, and educational agendas that influence an immigrant's attainment of literacy in a new language. Each agenda is introduced through illuminating case studies drawn from research…  See more details below

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This text examines sociopolitical, economic, familial, and educational agendas that influence attainment of second language literacy. This book examines the sociopolitical, economic, familial, and educational agendas that influence an immigrant's attainment of literacy in a new language. Each agenda is introduced through illuminating case studies drawn from research in North America, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The book addresses teachers and teachers-in-training involved in second language education, whether their students are in special language classes, bilingual education, or enrolled in the mainstream curriculum. It also provides valuable insights to individuals responsible for developing second language literacy policies in the political, labor, and educational sectors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521446648
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2010
Series:
Cambridge Language Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Series editor's preface
Preface
1The plurality of literacies1
Definitions of literacy2
An individual skill perspective9
A sociohistorical perspective16
2Sociopolitical agendas for second language literacy25
The role of literacy in the sociopolitical arena26
Language planning27
National language policies29
Immigration and naturalization policies33
Literacy campaigns38
Designation of the medium of instruction42
3Economic agendas for second language literacy51
The role of literacy in the economic arena52
Government-sponsored job training for language minorities53
Recognition of overseas qualifications58
Language minorities in the unskilled and nonunionized labor market61
Language minorities in the unionized labor market64
Workplace literacy66
4Family agendas for second language literacy75
The role of literacy in the family76
Research on language minority family literacy78
Family literacy programs85
Family literacy and school literacy89
Family literacy in context91
5Educational agendas for second language literacy98
The role of literacy in education99
Second language literacy programs100
Second language literacy curriculum108
Second language literacy assessment115
6Agendas for second language literacy125
Literacy as a problem125
Literacy agendas130
References137
Index147

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