Bridging English

Author: Joseph O. Milner
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134198158
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Comprehensive, theoretically sound, and practical, Bridging English captures what students need to know in order to enter today’s secondary English classrooms with confidence, while engaging students with purposeful, dynamic lessons. Appreciated as more than a general introduction to English education, this is a textbook that students take from their college coursework into their own classrooms as the anchor reference source in their professional libraries. While clarifying and expanding on the information in the previous editions, this new edition addresses new developments in the field of English education, of education generally, and of the culture, particularly issues relating to today’s diverse students, mounting pressures of accountability, and the use of technology in teaching and learning. Each chapter presents conceptual frameworks, a multitude of tested teaching activities, and invitations to reflect on both. Included are chapter organizers, numerous boxed figures, tables, teaching activities, invitations to reflect, and an exhaustive index. The result is a book that is easily accessible for the new teacher just building an instructionalfoundation,and for the established teacher searching for new ways to enliven the classroom.

Bridging English

Author: Joseph O'Beirne Milner
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780132486095
Format: PDF, Docs
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Bridging English, 5/e brings tomorrow's English teachers the theory and practice they need to be effective in their own classrooms. Comprehensive and thoroughly up to date, this new fifth edition focuses on such new recent developments as the increasing diversity of today's students, with their unique learning styles and needs; the expanding definition of literacy; the mounting pressures of accountability and end-of-course testing; and the challenges and opportunities arising from rapid advances in technology–subjects that the authors tackle to bring the text up to date and in step with what's really happening in today's classrooms.

Bridging Divides

Author: Eve Darian-Smith
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520921832
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In a study that is original and timely, Eve Darian-Smith uses the Channel Tunnel between England and France to explore the shifting geographies of nationalism, postcolonialism, and legal autonomy in the formation of the European Union. Conducting ethnographic research in Kent, the county at the English mouth of the Tunnel, she looks at regional differences in feelings about Europe and at the vocabulary used in discussing the Tunnel. Visual representations—political cartoons, photographs, etchings—regarding the Tunnel are also examined. Two hundred years after Napoleon planned to invade England via a tunnel, the completion in 1994 of a fast rail link between Great Britain and the European mainland symbolizes the disintegration of conventional state borders. While the Tunnel precariously affirms the ideal of a united Europe, it also brings to the fore questions of boundaries between the first and third worlds, colonizers and colonized, and the "East" and the "West." Bridging Divides is about much more than an engineering feat. By exploring historical narratives, tunnel stories, and legal myths, Darian-Smith's study shows the interconnections between people's memories of the past and current history.

Bridging the Gap Between Education and Employment

Author: Rahma Al-Mahrooqi
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
ISBN: 9783034316811
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Graduate employability is often put forth as a marker of the success of a given institution or education system. High rates of school and university graduates in jobs offer a number of potential advantages for a country, including encouraging social mobility, increasing citizen participation and social stability, and making national economies more productive. The importance of achieving these and many other associated outcomes has recently received greater attention in many developing nations; this is especially the case in those countries where English assumes an important role as a mediator of educational and economic success. A number of authors claim that the gap between education, training and employment can be closed through the development of academic and employment skills such as motivation, time management, literacy and communication competence. This book explores the ways in which communication and literacy skills can be developed through English language instruction in EFL settings to help bring together the aims and outcomes of education and employment.

Bridging the English Learner Achievement Gap

Author: Ray Garcia
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807772283
Format: PDF
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In spite of decades of school reform, the achievement gap between English learners and English-proficient students has narrowed little. This book introduces the Sustainability Frameworka step-by-step process that will help educators at all levels increase school attendance and academic success for ELL students. This reform-navigation tool identifies patterns and trends in the deployment of a reform and subsequently allows leaders to make necessary adjustments to extend, accelerate, or terminate a given reform. Bridging the English Learner Achievement Gap offers a compelling, research-grounded way for schools with a substantial ELL population to successfully accommodate their students.

Understanding British English

Author: Margaret E. Moore
Publisher: Citadel Press
ISBN: 9780806519395
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Though English is the mother tongue in both America and Great Britain, the gap between American English and the language spoken in the British Isles remains formidable. It is true that more and more Americanisms are finding their way into British speech and British usage has become increasingly familiar to Americans. But many words and phrases used on one side of the Atlantic might be Swahili to the other. Understanding British English is a lexicon of words and phrases used abroad along with American definitions. For example: a "brolly" is an umbrella; "to be preggers" is to be pregnant; "lolly" means money; and "crisps" are merely potato chips. This book serves a double purpose: it will be a major help to American travelers in England and, more than that, it is highly entertaining reading.

Engaging Curriculum

Author: Bill Green
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317308557
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Explicitly linking curriculum inquiry to English education via recurring themes of representation, democracy and knowledge, this book is a call for both researchers and practitioners to engage with curriculum, explicitly and deliberatively, as both a concept and a question. The approach is broadly conceptual and constitutes an exercise in theoretical and philosophical inquiry. While deeply informed by North American debates and developments, this book offers a distinctive counterpoint and a strategically ‘ex-centric’ perspective, being equally informed by the curriculum scene in Australia, as well as the UK and elsewhere. Divided into two sections, this book first addresses matters of general curriculum inquiry, while the second turns more specifically to English teaching and to associated questions of language, literacy and literature in L1 education. Green brings the two together through a critical examination of the Australian national curriculum, especially in its implications and challenges for English teaching, and with due regard for the project of transnational curriculum inquiry.