bilinguality and literacy principles and practice

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Bilinguality And Literacy

Author : Manjula Datta
ISBN : 9781474276238
Genre : Education
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The new edition of Bilinguality and Literacy argues that bilingual children's literacy learning in English is necessarily an intercultural process. Children's voices are strong in this revised, updated and expanded edition and looks closely at bilingual children's writing development in view of the Ofsted statement that 'fluent bilingual pupils struggle with writing (2003).' Bilinguality and Literacy will be of interest to undergraduate students of applied linguistics, teacher training courses, and academics researching multilingualism and literacy.

Supporting Multilingual Learners In The Early Years

Author : Sandra Smidt
ISBN : 9781134072286
Genre : Education
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Shortlisted for the Nasen Book that supports SEN and Disability Issues Award 2008 Are children who are exposed to more than one language from birth at an advantage or a disadvantage when starting school? Supporting Multilingual Learners in the Early Years examines the theoretical, ideological and practical issues involved in the education of children speaking two or more languages coming to settings which are predominantly monolingual. The book examines current research and thinking about the advantages and disadvantages of being multilingual and tackles complex topics such as: what being multilingual implies in terms of prior learning and why this matters in education the importance of respect for diversity and encouraging children to be proud of their language and culture practical ways to help young children acquire English ways of working with parents who themselves have little or no English the differences and difficulties involved in a child learning an additional language so early on in their lives strategies for exploring the learning of multilingual learners and a review of the resources and activities that could help. Sandra Smidt views multilingualism as a cognitive advantage and shows how Early Years practitioners can use interactive styles of learning to focus on the benefit that the many cultures and languages in the classroom can bring to children’s learning and development. Written in a highly accessible tone, this book offers practitioners a mix of practical case studies and examples in which theory is embedded and its importance explained. Students of early childhood education will also appreciate the author's carefully structured approach to the topic, as she includes summary boxes, glossaries and points for reflection in each chapter.

Das Geheime Leben Der Sprachen

Author : Katharina Brizic
ISBN : 9783830916819
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Einwanderung und Schule sind zu einem Top-Thema der Gegenwart und damit auch der Migrationsforschung geworden. Und dabei steht immer wieder dieselbe Gruppe - konkret: die der türkischen Schüler - im negativen Zentrum der Aufmerksamkeit. Wie aber ist sie dorthin geraten? Wo liegen die Gründe für das immer wieder dokumentierte sprachlich und schulisch so schwache Abschneiden der Migranten türkischer Herkunft? Auf der Suche nach Antworten geht das vorliegende Buch über den Einwanderungskontext der Gegenwart weit hinaus und begibt sich auf Spurensuche bis ins Herkunftsland und in seine Geschichte zurück. Das Ergebnis widerspricht deutlich jeder "Unausweichlichkeit" negativer Bildungskarrieren, ebenso wie jeder Schuldzuweisung an bestimmte ethnische Gruppen. Es spricht vielmehr für die Bedeutung eines sehr persönlichen Aspekts der Lebensgeschichte: Der (Miss-)Erfolg der Schüler in der Sprache des Einwanderungslandes resultiert ganz entscheidend aus ihrem Verhältnis zum "Eigenen", und damit auch zur eigenen Sprache. In seiner Anwendbarkeit kann das Ergebnis vielfältig interpretiert und vielleicht für neue Wege im Bereich der Bildungsforschung und Bildungspolitik genutzt werden. Gedacht ist es in jedem Fall als Plädoyer für den Respekt vor kollektiven und individuellen Schicksalen. "Das geheime Leben der Sprachen" erhielt den Nachwuchspreis Bildungssoziologie 2006 und den 1. Preis des Internationalen Wettbewerbs für wissenschaftliche Studien zum Thema Mehrsprachigkeit 2005/06 - verliehen vom Amt für Zweisprachigkeit und Fremsprachen der Autonomen Provinz Bozen/Südtirol.

Multilingualism In The Australian Suburbs

Author : Ruth Fielding
ISBN : 9789812874535
Genre : Education
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This book introduces a framework for examining bilingual identity and presents the cases of seven individual children from a study of young students’ bilingual identities in an Australian primary school. The new Bilingual Identity Negotiation Framework brings together three elements that influence bilingual identity development – sociocultural connection, investment and interaction. The cases comprise individual stories about seven young, bilingual students and are complemented by some more general investigations of bilingual identity from a whole class of students at the school. The framework is explained and supported using the students’ stories and offers readers a new concept for examining and thinking about bilingual identity. This book builds upon past and current theories of identity and bilingualism and expands on these to identify three interlinking elements within bilingual identity. The book highlights the need for greater dialogue between different sectors of research and education relating to languages and bilingualism. It adds to the increasing call for collaborative work from the different fields interested in language learning and teaching such as TESOL, bilingualism, and language education. Through the development of the framework and the students’ stories in this study, this book shows how multilingual children in one school in Australia developed their identities in association with their home and school languages. This provides readers with a model for examining bilingual identity in their own contexts, or a theoretical construct to consider in their thinking on bilingualism, language and identity.

Languages Of The Wider World

Author : Itesh Sachdev
ISBN : 9781134910236
Genre : Education
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The last few decades have seen a stretching and exchange of local, regional and national languages, identities, cultures, and economies worldwide as a consequence of globalisation and technology development. Significantly, the languages of the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Russia have been attracting increasing strategic, commercial and civic attention. Collectively referred to as ‘Languages of the Wider World’ (LWW), these languages are important given the emergence of new centres of capital and cultural accumulation in the 21st century, such as Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRICs). This volume focuses on LWW in use, and on their teaching and learning. It ranges from a highly localized focus (on learners and teachers of Community/Heritage Languages), to broader national and international foci (on policy makers and multilingualism; on teachers in primary, secondary and tertiary systems). It aims to inspire researchers and practitioners to work on languages other than the ones that have been the mainstay of the field to facilitate the development of a vibrant and critical community of enquiry in Languages of the Wider World. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Language Learning Journal.

The Sage Handbook Of Early Childhood Literacy

Author : Joanne Larson
ISBN : 9781473971240
Genre : Education
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This new edition of the much-loved Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy has been revised and updated to retain its cutting-edge focus on emergent and important areas of research. This comprehensive work guides the reader through current social, cultural and historical analysis on a global scale. The new edition contains a greater range of methodologies, and chapters on: - space and literacy - disabilities and early childhood literacy - digital literacies - indigenous literacy - play and literacy - policy In the Handbook, readers will find coverage of all the key topics in early childhood literacy. The exceptional list of contributors offers in-depth expertise in their respective areas of knowledge. The Handbook is essential for Undergraduate students; Masters students; PhD students; CPD students; researchers, and literacy-centre personel. 'The second edition of this internationally respected and widely used text encompases a myriad of new issues and insights, both through new contributions and thoughtfully revised chapters which raise fresh questions and challenges for research and practice. In pushing the boundaries still further, the handbook retains its rightful place at the forefront of research into early childhood literacy practice in the 21st century' -Professor Teresa Cremin, Open University UK 'This handbook provides in-depth knowledge of insights and theories about the dynamic process of how children come to know literacy as thinking humans in social and cultural spaces. There is a rich array of research perspectives of children's meaning-making through family and digital liteacies, play and literacy, and in-school and out-of-school literacy experiences' - Yetta Goodman, Regents Professor, University of Arizona

Many Pathways To Literacy

Author : Eve Gregory
ISBN : 0415306167
Genre : Business & Economics
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This text is a compilation of studies conducted in a variety of cross-cultural contexts where children learn language and literacy with siblings, grandparents, peers and community members. Focusing on the knowledge and skills of children often invisible to educators, these illuminating studies highlight how children skillfully draw from their varied cultural and linguistic worlds to make sense of new experiences. Through studies grounded in home, school, community school, nursery and church settings, we see how children create for themselves radical forms of teaching and learning in ways that are not typically recognized, understood or valued in schools.

Beginning Teaching Beginning Learning In Early Years And Primary Education

Author : Moyles, Janet
ISBN : 9780335244126
Genre : Education
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This collection provides an introduction to the practical skills which all student teachers have to develop, as well as celebrating the unpredictability and excitement of working with interested and inquisitive children.

Learning Chinese In Diasporic Communities

Author : Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen
ISBN : 9789027270245
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book brings together new theoretical perspectives and bilingual education models from different sociopolitical and cultural contexts across the globe in order to address the importance of sociocultural, educational and linguistic environments that create, enhance or limit the ways in which diasporic children and young people acquire the ‘Chinese’ language. The chapters present a variety of research-based studies on Chinese heritage language education and bilingual education drawing on detailed investigations of formal and informal educational input including language socialization in families, community heritage language schools and government sponsored educational institutions. Exploring the many pathways of learning ‘Chinese’ and being ‘Chinese’, this volume also examines the complex nature of language acquisition and development, involving language attitudes and ideologies as well as linguistic practices and identity formation. Learning Chinese in Diasporic Communities is intended for researchers, teacher-educators, students and practitioners in the fields of Chinese language education and bilingual education and more broadly those concerned with language policy studies and sociolinguistics.

The Silent Experiences Of Young Bilingual Learners

Author : Caroline Bligh
ISBN : 9789462097971
Genre : Education
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Many teachers are increasingly concerned with how to best support the learning of the rising numbers of bilingual learners in schools – particularly those children who are new to English and therefore cannot yet communicate with the teacher or their peers in their first language – during the silent period. This book offers an alternative insight to that which is most commonly available to teachers and researchers, as instead of examining language acquisition purely from a linguistic approach; it explores the learning that is occurring through a sociocultural lens and even more significantly, from the young child’s perspective – the worm’s eye view. Investigated through the experiences of young bilingual learners allows the reader to make sense of the making meaning that occurs when the child cannot make sense of his/her new ‘world’; nor communicate verbally in the language of instruction in the classroom. Remarkably, learning through the silent period is revealed as both complex and ‘messy’ as the bilingual child mediates his or her own learning through a synthesis of alternative learning pathways. The silent period is presented as a crucial time for learning; distributed through a synthesis of close observation, intense listening and most significantly copying the practices of others. Throughout the silent period the children are not only seen to be learning but also contributing to the classroom practices. The book not only initiates new understandings of second language learning, but also offers creative ideas on how to raise the achievement of children who are learning English as an additional language.

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