Bilingual Education in Elementary and Secondary School Communities: Toward Understanding and Caring / Edition 1

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The number of immigrant and minority students who are entering school with a language other than English is growing and will continue to do so in substantial proportions well into the next millennium. To succeed in school, many of these students will require teachers who have the ability and desire to 1) teach literacy and content in the students' native language, 2) to integrate language and content, 3) make schooling culturally relevant, and 4) take a stance against anti-bilingual forces in society and education. Written by two leaders in the field of bilingual education, this book focuses teachers toward the goal of building school communities. the authors believe bilingual education should be an integral part of school communities that all personnel should be involved in and responsible for. Topics include: the why and what of bilingual education, bilingual educational settings, bilingual education in elementary and secondary school settings, and much more. This book belongs in the hands of every school administrator and teacher looking to incorporate bilingual education into their school.

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An introduction to bilingual education for education majors interested in becoming bilingual teachers. Presents a set of principles that form the foundation of how children and adolescents acquire literacy, and illustrates what actually happens in certain bilingual classrooms and schools through detailed vignettes of social interaction involving students and teachers. Unlike most works on bilingual education, there is much material on secondary students and schools. A final chapter discusses caring for bilingual education within a framework of caring and compassion in general. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205171200
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/17/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 182
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

All chapters close with “Concluding Remarks,” and “References.”


To the Teacher.

To the Student.

1.Why Bilingual Education?

Early Forms of Bilingual Education.

The Re-Emergence of Bilingual Education.

Then and Now.

2.What Does Bilingual Education Look Like?

Varieties of Bilingual Education Approaches in Elementary School Settings.

Varieties of Bilingual Education Approaches in Secondary School Settings.

Does Bilingual Education Work?

Bilingual Education and Native Language Maintenance.

How Do Bilingual Classes Really Function?

3.Bilingual Education as a School-Wide Concern.

Effective Bilingual Schools.

Bilingual Education in School Communities.

4.A Theoretical Framework for Learning and Language Acquisition in Bilingual Education Settings.

Some Basic Ideas.

Toward a Different Vision of Language Acquisition and Learning.

Guiding Principles.

5.Bilingual Education in Elementary School Settings.

Bilingual Kindergarten.

First Grade/Two Way Bilingual Program.

Second/Third Grade Combination Bilingual Class.

Third Grade/Transitional Bilingual Program Class.

Fourth/Fifth Grade Bilingual Class.

Fourth Grade Bilingual Class.

Fifth Grade Class with Significant Numbers of ESL Learners.

ESL Resource Room, Grades 1-6.

6.Bilingual Education in Secondary School Settings.

Framing the Context.

Bilingual Program Options.

Bilingual Seventh Grade Class.

High School Bilingual Social Studies Class.

High School Sheltered Science Class.

High School Sheltered Language Arts Class.

7.Caring About Bilingual Education.

Caring as Empathy.

Caring as Receiving.

Caring as Compassion.

Caring with a Critical Eye.

A Poem for Readers.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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