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In uniting theory on and practice in the use of Spanish for persons whose home language is Spanish, the editors demonstrate the role played by home languages in cognitive and social development. This book should suprise traditional instructors, and may inspire new teachers, and perhaps bring students to recognize that they can use their linguistic and cultural resources to expand their knowledge of Spanish. The clearly presented approaches covered include linguistics, anthropological, sociological, foreign language and pedagogical and, importantly, the book brings together a number of pedagogical issues from the use of computers to the use of co-operative approaches to maximise the effective teaching and learning of Spanish by Spanish speaking persons.; This book is designed to overcome the difficulties faced by Spanish students and teachers when coping with bilingualism, code-switching, the use of dialects, language learning in art classes, computing and writing composition, the organization of the curriculum and initial training of teachers who work with native speakers of Spanish.
Part 1 Theoretical Advances: Culture and Language - The Ethnographic Approach to the Study of Learning Environments, H T Trueba; Native Language Loss and Its Implications for Revitalization of Spanish In Chicano Communities, E Hemandez-Chavez. Part 2 Practical Advances - Redefining the Content and Process of the Curriculum: Language Acquisition Theory and Classroom Practices in the Teaching of Spanish to the Native Speaker, B J Merino & F Samaniego; The Role of Chicano Literature in Teaching Spanish to Native Speakers, A C Demersesian; Folk Art in the Classroom, B C Hocker; An Introduction to Computer-Assisted Spanish Language Learning, N Gonzalez-Edfelt; Part 3 Case Studies of Curriculum and Program Innovation: Tapping a Natural Resource - Language Minority Students as Foreign Language Tutors, R Quintanar-Sarellana, T Huebner & A Jensen; Using Expert Teacher Knowledge to Develop Curriculum for Native Spanish-Speaking Secondary Students, F A Samaniego, B J Merino & the Fellows of Espanol para Triunfar/Spanish for Success II.
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