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Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Handbook

Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Handbook - 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205150489

ISBN13: 978-0205150489
ISBN10: 0205150489
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Edition/Copyright: 95
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 1995
International: No

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Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Handbook - 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205150489

Lynne T. Diaz-Rico and Kathryn Z. Weed

ISBN13: 978-0205150489
ISBN10: 0205150489
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 95
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 1995
International: No
Summary

This comprehensive handbook comes at a time when over two million students nationwide with limited English proficiency fill our classrooms--a time when today's teachers desperately need practical, effective resources to help these students succeed in school. It brings together theories, ideas, and resources for promoting cross-cultural awareness, language development, and academic progress; ties together culture and language in a comprehensive format; and delves deeply into the educational challenges faced by classroom teachers. Written specifically for the mainstream teacher, the guide shows clearly the effects of cultural differences on learning and presents an excellent treatment of cultural diversity and learning styles.

Author Bio

Díaz-Rico, Lynne T. : California State University-San Bernadino

Weed, Kathryn Z. : California State University-San Bernadino

Table of Contents

I. LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND STRUCTURE.

1. Second Language Acquisition and Learning: Theory and Practice.
2. Second Language Acquisition: Psychological and Sociocultural Factors.
3. Language Structure and Use.


II. ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, CONTENT INSTRUCTION, AND BILINGUAL EDUCATION.

4. English Language Development.
5. Content Area Instruction.
6. Theories and Methods of Bilingual Education.
7. Language and Content Area Assessment.


III. CULTURE AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY.

8. The Nature of Culture and Cultures in Contact.
9. Cultural Diversity in the United States.
10. Manifestations of Culture: Learning About Students.


IV. LANGUAGE POLICIES, PROGRAMS, AND ISSUES.

11. The Role of Teachers in Language Planning and Policy.
12. Theory and Practice: Elementary and Secondary Programs and Issues.



Appendix, Bibliography, and Indexes.

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