The Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development Handbook: A Complete K-12 Reference Guide / Edition 3

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"The third edition of this handbook brings together theories, ideas, and resources for promoting crosscultural awareness, language development, and academic progress for English learners. It ties together culture and language in a comprehensive format and delves deeply into the educational challenges faced by classroom teachers." Written specifically for the general classroom teacher, this guide clearly shows the effects of cultural differences on learning and presents a treatment of cultural diversity and learning styles.
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"The Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development Handbook is a useful and clearly written text, it is a text that will prove to be resource and guide for practicing teachers." - Terah Moore, George Fox University

"Current research is presented in a user-friendly way with excellent real life examples and thought provoking questions/activities. The content of the book is logically developed and covers the affective areas as well as the cognitive areas. All key issues related to teaching English language learners are presented in a cohesive manner." - Camie Modjadid, Moravian College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205443253
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/8/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.94 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynne Díaz-Rico is Professor of Education at California State University, San Bernardino where she coordinates the M. A. in Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program. Her books, A Course For Teaching English Learners and Strategies for Teaching English Learners (now in its Third Edition) are widely used in programs of teacher education to prepare teachers for multiethnic and linguistically diverse classrooms, as well as serving as textbooks for TESOL master’s programs. Her research interests are in classrooms discourse, interlanguage-based educational linguistics, and innovative English-language-acquisition pedagogy.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Learning about the language learner 2
Ch. 2 Learning about language structure 31
Ch. 3 Learning about second-language acquisition 50
Ch. 4 Oracy and literacy for English-language development 74
Ch. 5 Content-area instruction 102
Ch. 6 Theories and methods of bilingual education 138
Ch. 7 Language and content-area assessment 174
Ch. 8 Cultural diversity 206
Ch. 9 The international educator 230
Ch. 10 Culturally responsive schooling 261
Ch. 11 The role of educators in language planning and policy 296
Ch. 12 Culturally and linguistically diverse learners and special education 327
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