Teaching and Learning in a Multilingual School

Author: Tara Goldstein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135641986
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Teaching and Learning in a Multilingual School: Choices, Risks, and Dilemmas is for teachers and teacher educators working in communities that educate children who do not speak English as a first language. At the center of the book are findings from a four-year critical ethnographic case study of a Canadian high school with a large number of emigrant students from Hong Kong and rich descriptions of the multitude of ways teachers and students thought about, responded to, and negotiated the issues and dilemmas that arose. The solutions and insights they derived from their experiences of working across linguistic, cultural, and racial differences will be extremely valuable to educators in other locales that have become home to large numbers of immigrant families. The book is designed to help readers think about how the issues and dilemmas in the case study manifest themselves in their own communities and how to apply the insights they gain to their own teaching and learning contexts: * Each chapter includes four components: an excerpt from the ethnographic study; an analytic commentary on the ethnographic text drawn from a variety of theoretical perspectives and academic disciplines (including interactionist sociolinguistics, language minority education, English as a Second Language education, critical literacy, anti-racist education, and critical teacher education); a pedagogical discussion; and suggestions for further reflection and discussion. * The book features the use of ethnographic play writing to engage readers with the issues that arise in multicultural/multilingual schools. The author's play Hong Kong, Canada is included in its entirety and is used to stimulate further discussion of the issues raised in each of the chapters. * Although it is organized around two different kinds of schooling dilemmas--dilemmas of speech and silence, and dilemmas of discrimination--everyday dilemmas of curriculum and assessment are also discussed throughout the book. * A methodological discussion of the choices the author made while designing, conducting, and writing up the critical ethnographic case study makes the book useful in qualitative research methodology courses. * A set of strategies and activities is provided for helping students develop English oral presentation skills.

Schule mit Migrationshintergrund

Author: Ursula Neumann
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783830974666
Format: PDF, ePub
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Kinder und Jugendliche mit Migrationshintergrund gelten als die Problemkinder im deutschen Schulsystem. Schulen mit „hohem Ausländeranteil“ sind zum Synonym für niedrige Lernstandards und hohes Gewaltpotenzial geworden. Tatsächlich sind die Schulabschlüsse für Kinder und Jugendliche mit Migrationshintergrund überdurchschnittlich niedrig; in Haupt- und Sonderschulen sind sie häufiger vertreten. Allerdings ist das vor allem in Deutschland so. Dabei könnte es ganz anders sein, andere Länder machen es vor. Denn eine Schule, die für die Kinder von Einwanderern gut ist, ist für alle Kinder gut. Davon profitiert die gesamte Gesellschaft. Das Buch Schule mit Migrationshintergrund führt neue wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse mit guten Beispielen aus der schulischen Praxis in Europa und Nordamerika zusammen. Die Beiträge beschäftigen sich vor allem mit den Themen Sprache, Interkulturelle Schule, Diskriminierung, Mentoring und Elternbeteiligung. So wird dieses Buch zum Ratgeber für alle, die sich mit der Zukunft der Schule in Deutschland beschäftigen.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

Author: Dr. Jennifer Miller
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781847693792
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A critical reality of contemporary education in a globalised world is the growing cultural, racial and linguistic diversity in schools and the issues involved in educating increasing numbers of students who are still learning the dominant language. This poses extraordinary challenges for second and foreign language teachers in many countries, where such students must engage with the mainstream curriculum in a new language. What do these increasingly plurilingual and multicultural classrooms look like? And how do language teachers address the challenges of such diverse classrooms? This book brings together a group of well-recognised language education scholars who present their research in a range of international settings. They focus on the key areas of pedagogy, language policy and curriculum and exemplify new research directions in the field.

International Migration Review

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Quarterly journal on sociodemographic, economic, historical, political and legislative aspects of human migration and refugee movements. Each issue of IMR presents original articles, research and documentation notes, reports on key legislative developments - both national and international, an extensive bibliography and abstracting service, the International Sociological Association's International Newsletter on Migration, plus a scholarly review of new books in the field. IMR also offers annual special issues. Planned by the Editorial Board in conjunction with guest editors, each of these issues provides an extensive and comprehensive analysis of a single topic of emerging relevance in migration studies.

Bibliographic Guide to Education

Author: GK Hall
Publisher: G K Hall
ISBN: 9780783805016
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The "Bibliographic Guide to Education" lists recent publications cataloged during the past year by Teachers College, Columbia University, supplemented by publications in the field of education cataloged by The Research Libraries of The New York Public Library, selected on the basis of subject headings. Non-book materials, including theses, are included in this "Guide," with the exception of serials. All aspects and levels of education are represented in this "Guide," including such areas as: American elementary and secondary education, higher and adult education, early childhood education, history and philosophy of education, applied pedagogy, international and comparative education, educational administration, education of the culturally disadvantaged and physically handicapped, nursing education and education of minorities and women. Also well covered are the administrative reports of departments of education for various countries and for U.S. states and large cities. The Teachers College collection covers over 200 distinct educational systems. Works in all languages are included. The" Bibliographic Guide to Education" serves in part as an annual supplement to the "Dictionary Catalog of the Teachers College Library, Columbia University" (G.K. Hall & Co., 1970) and Supplements ("First Supplement," 1971; "Second Supplement," 1973; "Third Supplement," 1977).