Language and Learning in Multilingual Classrooms: A Practical Approach (Parents' and Teachers' Guides 16)

Language and Learning in Multilingual Classrooms: A Practical Approach (Parents' and Teachers' Guides 16)

By: Elizabeth Coelho (author)Paperback

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This book is a research-based practical guide for educators who work with students whose linguistic and cultural background is different from their own. Illustrated with many practical examples of classroom activities, projects, and teaching strategies, the book is also an introduction to immigrant education for school administrators and educational planners in communities or regions that are in the process of developing plans and programs for newcomer students. Although the focus is on first-generation immigrant children, many of the recommended approaches and instructional strategies described in this book can be used or adapted for use with second-generation children and historical linguistic and cultural minorities, such as children from Aboriginal communities in North America or children of Roma background in Europe.

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Elizabeth Coelho, a former coordinator for English as a Second Language in Toronto, has taught teacher education courses at the University of Toronto, and worked on policy and resource development at the Ontario Ministry of Education. Her book Teaching and Learning in Multicultural Schools: An Integrated Approach, also published by Multilingual Matters, is used on teacher education courses across Canada.


Introduction Section I: Getting Started 1. The New Arrival 2. First Contact and Beyond Section II: Planning: A Whole-School Approach 3. Linguistic and Academic Support for Newcomers and L2Ls 4. Differentiated Instruction and Assessment for Newcomers and L2Ls 5. Planning Ahead Section III: In the Classroom 6. An Inclusive Learning Environment 7. Making Space for Community Languages 8. Oral Language in Every Classroom 9. Reading and Writing in Every Classroom 10. Vocabulary Instruction in Every Classroom

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/06/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781847697196
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9781847697196
  • weight: 593
  • ISBN10: 1847697194

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