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Breaking New Ground: Teaching Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education in U. S. Secondary Schools

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Today’s public schools are brimming with students who are not only new to English but who also have no schooling or a large break in their schooling. These students create unique challenges for teachers and administrators.

Breaking New Ground  builds on the introduction to SLIFE presented in Meeting the Needs of Students with Limited or Interrupted Schooling (University of Michigan Press, 2009).  Breaking New Ground introduces readers to and engages them in the ...

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Overview

Today’s public schools are brimming with students who are not only new to English but who also have no schooling or a large break in their schooling. These students create unique challenges for teachers and administrators.

Breaking New Ground  builds on the introduction to SLIFE presented in Meeting the Needs of Students with Limited or Interrupted Schooling (University of Michigan Press, 2009).  Breaking New Ground introduces readers to and engages them in the implementation of an instructional model that has been developed over many years of working with SLIFE. Central to the instructional model and the practices presented in this book is the belief that teaching students with limited or interrupted education should in no way be considered remedial.

This book provides a complete presentation of the MALP (Mutually Adaptive Learning Paradigm) instructional model from theory to practice and guides readers to reflect on each element of the model, learn why and how it is essential and effective, and determine how they can use it in their own teaching of SLIFE. Breaking New Ground offers a new understanding of the SLIFE population, introduces a new instructional model, and teaches readers how to address the needs of their students using project-based learning infused with MALP.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780472034529
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 784,159
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Culture, Literacy, and Learning 11

What Is Culture? 11

Individualism versus Collectivism 13

Collectivistic Cultures 14

Individualistic Cultures 14

A Continuum-Not a Dichotomy 15

How Does Culture Influence Learning? 17

Formal Education 17

Pragmatic and Academic Ways of Thinking 18

Assumptions and Culturally Based Pedagogy 20

Literacy 22

What Is Literacy? 23

SLIFE Achievement Gap or Cultural Dissonance? 25

For Further Exploration 26

2 Two Different Learning Paradigms 27

Conceptualizing a Learning Paradigm 28

Component A Conditions for Learning in the Two Settings 29

Component B Processes for Learning in the Two Settings 33

Component C Activities for Learning in the Two Settings 37

Two Contrasting Learning Paradigms 40

For Further Exploration 41

3 An Introduction to MALP: The Mutually Adaptive Learning Paradigm 43

Addressing Cultural Dissonance 43

Establish and Maintain Communication 45

Identify Priorities 47

Build Associations 48

The Mutually Adaptive Learning Paradigm 48

Component A Teachers Accept Students' Conditions for Learning 50

Component B Students and Teachers Combine Processes for Learning from Both Paradigms 53

Component C Students Learn New Classroom Activities 54

For Further Exploration 57

4 Infusing Lessons with MALP 59

Lesson Planning and Academic Task Objectives 59

Social Studies Scenario 61

Discussion of Christina's Lessons 64

Using the MALP Checklist 67

Math Scenario 67

Discussion of Rick's Lessons 71

For Further Exploration 78

5 Project-Based Learning 84

What Is Project-Based Learning? 84

Oral Interaction in the Classroom 86

What Is a Project and What Is Not? 87

Project-Based Learning and MALP 88

Component A Accept Conditions for Learning 89

Component B Combine Processes for Learning 90

Component C Focus on New Activities for Learning 92

Implementing Project-Based Learning 93

Project-Based Learning and the Curriculum 95

For Further Exploration 97

6 Projects Targeting Academic Thinking 98

Why Target Academic Thinking? 99

Mapping Time 100

Timelines 101

Collections 103

The Mystery Bag 103

Autobiography 105

Transitions 106

Bookmarking 108

Delicious.com 109

For Further Exploration 113

7 Sample Project-Class Surveys 114

Why Class Surveys? 114

Introducing the Concept of Surveys 116

Step 1 Select the Topic 117

Step 2 Create and Organize the Questions 119

Step 3 Conduct the Survey 124

Step 4 Analyze and Quantify the Results 125

Step 5 Draw Conclusions 126

Step 6 Report on the Survey 127

Step 7 Disseminate the Results 128

After the Survey-Following Up 128

For Further Exploration 129

8 Reflecting on MALP 130

Ms. Kempinski Makes the Journey 130

Revisiting Cultural Dissonance 133

Vuong Makes the Journey 135

Education Is Just the Beginning … 135

For Further Exploration 137

References 139

Index 149

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