Educating Second Language Children: The Whole Child, the Whole Curriculum, the Whole Community

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Educating Second Language Children brings together the work of 15 elementary education experts who support an integrative approach to educating second language children, one that goes beyond language teaching methodology to cover a wide range of issues affecting the academic and social success of language minority children. The volume deals not only with language development, but with the development of the whole child; rather than focusing on language instruction, it addresses the entire curriculum; and instead of limiting itself to classroom learning, it examines the role of the school, family, and community. This new perspective is developed through authoritative, research-based articles, written in a style accessible to a wide audience a of teaching professionals.
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'[Educating Second Language Children] will be a well—used part of either a school resource collection or the professional library of committed ESL or other classroom teachers.' TESOL in Context, Vol 5, No 2, 1995
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521451796
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1994
  • Series: Language Education Series
  • Pages: 365
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Series editor's preface
Editor's acknowledgments
Introduction 1
I General Perspectives 13
Ch. 1 Language, culture, and schooling 15
Ch. 2 Knowledge, power, and identity in teaching English as a second language 33
II The Preschool Years 59
Ch. 3 Interactions between parents and children in bilingual families 61
Ch. 4 Language socialization in ethnic minority communities 82
Ch. 5 English as a second language in preschool programs 103
III The Classroom 127
Ch. 6 Literacy development of second language children 129
Ch. 7 Teaching content through a second language 159
Ch. 8 Grouping strategies for second language learners 183
Ch. 9 Classroom-based assessment 212
IV Additional Challenges 241
Ch. 10 Special education needs of second language students 243
Ch. 11 Language development of low-literacy students 278
Ch. 12 Social integration of immigrant and refugee children 301
Conclusion 329
Ch. 13 Putting it all together 331
Author index 357
Subject index 363
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