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Teaching and Learning in Multicultural Schools: An Integrated Approach
     

Teaching and Learning in Multicultural Schools: An Integrated Approach

by Elizabeth Coelho, Jim Collins (Foreword by), Nancy Hornberger (Editor), Colin Baker (Editor)
 

Many educators in urban areas are faced with the challenge of educating students who have recently arrived from other countries, or are the children of immigrants; in addition, there is increasing concern about the educational needs of historical 'minority groups'. Written in a clear and straightforward style, this book outlines the relevant theoretical background

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Many educators in urban areas are faced with the challenge of educating students who have recently arrived from other countries, or are the children of immigrants; in addition, there is increasing concern about the educational needs of historical 'minority groups'. Written in a clear and straightforward style, this book outlines the relevant theoretical background and provides detailed practical advice for teachers and school administrators in schools serving culturally diverse communities. Topics include: - immigrant resettlement and adjustment; - the role of the school in welcoming newcomers and integrating them into the life of the school; - how to provide an inclusive school and classroom environment; - how to develop a curriculum that includes many cultural perspectives; - how to develop an inclusive instructional style; - how to assess student progress and achievement in the multicultural school.

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As a program consultant to the Toronto District School Board, a large urban school district confronting the education of immigrant students in the most multicultural city in the world (per the author), Coelho (teacher education, U. of Toronto) provides examples of practices that schools and teachers can adopt to meet the special needs of all learners in culturally diverse classrooms. She overviews the melting pot and other metaphors and the immigrant experience before proceeding to discuss the steps involved in implementing and assessing an inclusive multicultural curriculum, classroom community, and school. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853593840
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters Ltd.
Publication date:
07/01/1998
Series:
Bilingual Education & Bilingualism Series , #13
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.93(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Coelho is a program consultant with the Toronto District School Board, a large urban school district in Metropolitan Toronto, Canada, where she has had extensive experience with the education of immigrant students. She is also a program co-ordinator and instructor in the in-service teacher education program at the University of Toronto. Her interests include content-based language instruction and antiracist education. She is the author of Caribbean Students in Canadian Schools: Books 1 and 2 and Learning Together in the Multicultural Classroom.

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