Language Learning and Teacher Education: A Sociocultural Approach (Bilingual Education & Bilingualism)

Language Learning and Teacher Education: A Sociocultural Approach (Bilingual Education & Bilingualism)

By: Margaret R. Hawkins (editor)Hardback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks


This book explores sociocultural theories as they relate to language and literacy teaching and learning, and to professional preparation and development for language teachers. Language teachers and language teacher educators weave research, theory and practice together as they articulate and explore theoretical perspectives through detailed descriptions and analyses of practices.

About Author

Margaret R. Hawkins is a faculty member and Director of the ESL and bilingual teacher education and graduate programs in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her scholarship and teaching are in the areas of sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, qualitative research methodology, literacy, and critical applied linguistics. Research interests include language teacher education, language and literacy development for young English language learners in schools, and cross-cultural perspectives on home/school relations.


Section 1: Introduction. Section 2: Sociocultural Perspectives on Language and Learning 1. Learning Language as a Matter of Learning Social Languages Within Discourses, James Paul Gee. Section 3. Sociocultural Approaches to Language Teacher Education 2. Re-Sourcing Resources: Pedagogy, History, and Loss in a Johannesburg Classroom, Pippa Stein; 3. Transforming the Discourse of Teaching and Learning: Rippling Waters and Shifting Sands, Jerri Willett & Sarah Miller; 4. Social Apprenticeships through Mediated Learning in Language Teacher Education, Margaret R. Hawkins. Section 4. The Uptake of Sociocultural Perspectives in Language Education 5. Social Languages and Schooling: The Uptake of Sociocultural Perspectives in School, Jennifer Miller; 6. Tinker, Tailor, Teacher, Text: Using a Multiliteracies Approach to Remediate Reading, Alison Beynon. Section 5. Implications of Sociocultural Perspectives for Language Teacher Education 7. Language, Socio-cultural Theory, and Second Language Teacher Education: Examining the Technology of Subject Matter and the Architecture of Instruction, Donald Freeman.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781853597640
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781853597640
  • weight: 368
  • ISBN10: 1853597643

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly