Learning English at School: Identity, Social Relations and Classroom Practice (Bilingual Education & Bilingualism)

Learning English at School: Identity, Social Relations and Classroom Practice (Bilingual Education & Bilingualism)

By: Kelleen Toohey (author)Hardback

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Description

This book considers the application of sociocultural theory to understanding how minority language background children learn English in the context of their classrooms. Based on a longitudinal ethnography, it is suggested that understanding the pivotal role of social interaction in learning implies new perspectives both for SLA research and for effective instructional practice.

About Author

Kelleen Toohey teaches in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada. Her research generally concerns language education for ethnic/cultural/linguistic minorities and she has worked with heritage, First Nations and English language teachers in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia.

Contents

Framing story theory, setting and methodology; kindergarten stories; constructing school identities - kindergarten metastories; "break them up, take them away" - practices in the Grade 1 classroom; discursive practices in Grade 2 languages arts lessons; appropriating voices and telling stories.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781853594823
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781853594823
  • weight: 448
  • ISBN10: 1853594822

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