Whole Language: What's the Difference? / Edition 1

Whole Language: What's the Difference? / Edition 1

by Bess Altwerger, Carole Edelsky, Barbara Flores
     
 

ISBN-10: 0435085379

ISBN-13: 9780435085377

Pub. Date: 11/14/1990

Publisher: Heinemann

Just what is Whole Language? Does the term have a core meaning? As teachers, researchers, and teacher educators, the authors of this book maintain that it does and, having worked extensively with the concept of Whole Language, they recognize the need to clarify that meaning.

To demonstrate that Whole Language is much more than a label, they offer here

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Overview

Just what is Whole Language? Does the term have a core meaning? As teachers, researchers, and teacher educators, the authors of this book maintain that it does and, having worked extensively with the concept of Whole Language, they recognize the need to clarify that meaning.

To demonstrate that Whole Language is much more than a label, they offer here

  • a clear and comprehensive discussion of the theoretical supports for Whole Language that comes primarily from theory about language and language acquisition;
  • a thorough explanation of why Whole Language is not the same as the "whole world" approach to language teaching;
  • a discussion of how Whole Language fits into a history of other progressive movements in education;
  • and exploration of the relationship between Whole Language and the writing process;
  • a series of compelling vignettes of life in a Whole Language classroom.

Readers who want to increase their understanding of this trend in American education will learn that Whole Language is much more than a label; it is a perspective, a theory-in-practice, a powerful alternative with a history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780435085377
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
11/14/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

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