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This powerful book tells the story of one teacher's odyssey to understand the inner world of immigrant children, and to create a learning environment that is responsive to these students' feelings and their needs. Featuring the voices and artwork of many immigrant children, this text portrays the immigrant experience of uprooting, culture shock, and adjustment to a new world, and then describes cultural, academic, and psychological interventions that facilitate learning as immigrant students make the transition to a new language and culture.
Particularly relevant for courses dealing with multicultural and bilingual education, foundations of education, and literacy curriculum and instruction, this text is essential reading for all teachers who will — or currently do — work in today's school environment.
Contents: A.F. Ada, Foreword. Preface. Prologue. Introduction. Part I: Understanding the Needs and Feelings of Immigrant Children. The Silent Stage. The Phenomenon of Uprooting. Entering the Inner World of the Immigrant Child. Part II: Teaching Immigrant Students: Integrating the Cultural/Academic/Psychological Dimensions of the Whole Child. Cultural/Academic/Psychological Interventions. Schoolwork. Cultural Continuity.
Posted May 10, 2013
This is an excellent research based book that works within the classroom. I have used Dr. Igoa's methods and find progress for immigrant children can be acquired. I highly recommend this for all educators.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 10, 2011
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