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Literacy con carino: A Story of Migrant Children's Success

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When first published in 1991, Literacy con carino introduced us to a group of bilingual students who, although seemingly doomed to failure, ultimately succeeded because they were encouraged to believe they could. By putting traditional schooling under a microscope, by shifting away from harmful teaching practices, by setting forth on a journey of culturally and developmentally appropriate pedagogy, the authors dispelled the myth that the learner is to blame whenever learning ...

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Overview

When first published in 1991, Literacy con carino introduced us to a group of bilingual students who, although seemingly doomed to failure, ultimately succeeded because they were encouraged to believe they could. By putting traditional schooling under a microscope, by shifting away from harmful teaching practices, by setting forth on a journey of culturally and developmentally appropriate pedagogy, the authors dispelled the myth that the learner is to blame whenever learning doesn't take place.

While the authors' work continues to be guided by the same theoretical and philosophical motivations, in this new edition they offer new critical insight into the process of second language acquisition. Centering their arguments more closely on the work of Paulo Freire, who coauthored the new foreword, they reemphasize their belief that the path to literacy is through a child's first language. They also reinforce the necessity for teachers to create a learning environment that builds on the knowledge and experiences each child brings to the classroom.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325000077
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 10/8/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,347,357
  • Age range: 5 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Curtis Hayes is Professor of Elementary Education at Boise State University. He has also worked in bilingual education and ESL programs in Texas and Idaho school districts.

Robert Bahruth is Professor of Bilingual Education at Boise State University, where he introduces his students to the pedagogy of Paulo Freire.

Carolyn Kessler is Professor of ESL/Applied Linguistics at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has also worked extensively in professional development programs for English language learners throughout the U.S. and internationally.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the New Edition

Introduction to the First Edition

1. Robert Holds New Expectations

The Child of August Starts Fifth Grade

Larry Begins Reluctantly

Christina Finds Play in Writing

Gilbert Discovers Pieces of the World

Florencia Dreams New Dreams

Epilogue

References

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