Empowering English Language Learners: Successful Strategies of Christian Educators

Empowering English Language Learners: Successful Strategies of Christian Educators


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ISBN-13: 9781532640018
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 06/13/2018
Series: House of Prisca and Aquila Series
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Jeanne C. DeFazio is the editor of Berkeley Street Theatre: How Improvisation and Street Theatre Emerged as a Christian Outreach to the Culture of the Time, coeditor of Redeeming the Screens with William David Spencer and Creative Ways to Build Christian Community with John P. Lathrop. She also co-authored, with Teresa Flowers, How to Have an Attitude of Gratitude on the Night Shift. William David Spencer is Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Theology and the Arts at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary's Boston Campus/Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME). He is the author of more than two hundred articles, stories, poems, chapters in books, reviews, editorials, and with his wife writes the blog From the Timeless to the Timely: Applying Scriptural Truths Today. He is also co-author or editor of sixteen books.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xiii

Introduction Jennifer Marie Creamer xv

Part 1 Strategies of Christian Teachers in a Secular Setting

1 "Jeremiah 29:7: Bridge Builders" Olga Soler 3

2 "Modeling Success in the Inner-City Classroom from a Christian Perspective" Gemma Wenger 18

3 "Strategies that are Scripturally Based for the Public-School Classroom" Julia Davis 35

4 "Instructing English Language Learners in a Secular College" Jean Dimock 44

5 "English as a Second Language-Volunteer Programs in Churches and Public Libraries" Michael Jan Dempsey 53

Part 2 Strategies of Christian Teachers in a Christian Setting

6 "Teaching Migrant Children Prepared Me to Teach Theology to At-Risk English Language Learners" Jeanne DeFazio 75

7 "Dialogical Teaching in the Digital Age" Dean Borgman 93

8 "English Language Learners as Pacesetters" Virginia Ward 101

9 "Intentional Teaching" William David Spencer 106

10 "Language of the Seminary Classroom and the Language of the City" Seong Hyun Park 138

Conclusion Aída Besançon Spencer 143

About the Authors 149

Bibliography 161

Subject Index 165

Scripture Index 167

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