Between Worlds: Access to Second Language Acquisition / Edition 2

Between Worlds: Access to Second Language Acquisition / Edition 2

by David Freeman, Yvonne Freeman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0325003505

ISBN-13: 9780325003504

Pub. Date: 02/05/2001

Publisher: Heinemann

In exploring the worlds inside and outside the school, Between Worlds explains second language acquisition theory and examines social and cultural factors that affect the school performance of language minority students. The authors make theory come to life by focusing on English learners who represent a range of ages, languages, and cultures. Discussions of how the

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In exploring the worlds inside and outside the school, Between Worlds explains second language acquisition theory and examines social and cultural factors that affect the school performance of language minority students. The authors make theory come to life by focusing on English learners who represent a range of ages, languages, and cultures. Discussions of how the social context of schooling influences the educational context are illustrated with classroom examples that successfully put second language acquisition theory into practice and promote cultural sensitivity. One chapter describes effective programs that involve parents and other community members in the education of language minority students. Another suggests approaches to classroom discipline consistent with a holistic, student-centered approach to teaching. A final section, "Back in Again," explores ways educators can bring the world of mainstream school society and the world of English language learners together through classroom-based research. Teachers, counselors, paraprofesssionals, administrators, parents, and others involved in the education of language minority students will find Between Worlds an invaluable resource. No other book has attempted to make second language acquisition theories so accessible.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325003504
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
02/05/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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