Applied Linguistics for Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

Author: Erdogan, Nabat,Wei, Michael

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522584684

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 504

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Irrespective of the language (first, second, or foreign) taught, knowledge of linguistics and its application is a must for language teachers. However, most TESOL programs use general linguistics textbooks that deal with the science of linguistics (as theory), disregarding its implications (practice) for teaching English language learners. Applied Linguistics for Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners is an essential scholarly publication that seeks to contribute to TESOL and language teacher education programs in order to assist educators to apply their knowledge to help linguistically and culturally diverse learners succeed in school and life. Highlighting an array of topics such as bilingualism, morphology, and sociolinguistics, this book is ideal for educators, educational programs, professionals, academicians, professors, linguists, and students.
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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners and STEAM

Teachers and Researchers Working in Partnership to Build a Better Tomorrow

Author: Pamela Spycher,Erin F. Haynes

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1641136073

Category: Education

Page: 413

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Multilingual students, multidialectal students, and students learning English as an additional language constitute a substantial and growing demographic in the United States. But these groups of students tend to receive unequal access to and inadequate instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM), with their cultural and linguistic assets going largely unacknowledged and underutilized. The need for more information about quality STEAM education for culturally and linguistically diverse students is pressing. This book seeks to address this need, with chapters from asset-oriented researchers and practitioners whose work offers promising teaching and learning approaches in the STEAM subjects in K-16 education settings. Authors share innovative ways in which classroom teachers integrate disciplinary reading, writing, discussion, and language development with content knowledge development in STEAM subjects. Also shared are approaches for integrating indigenous epistemologies, culturally sustaining pedagogy, and students’ linguistic resources and life experiences into classroom teaching. The value of quality STEAM education for all students is an equity issue, a civics issue, and an economic issue. Our technologically-driven, scientifically-oriented, innovative society should be led by diverse people with diverse ways of approaching and being in the world. This book aims to make quality STEAM education a reality for all students, taking into account the many perspectives, bodies of knowledge, and skills they bring from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, with the ultimate goal of strengthening the fields that will drive our society towards the future. There are three primary audiences for this book: teachers (both in-service and pre-service teachers), teacher educators (both pre-service preparation and professional learning); and applied researchers. Whatever their current or evolving role, readers are encouraged to use this book and the inquiry questions provided at the end of each chapter as a launching point for their own important work in achieving equity in STEAM education.
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Effecting Change: Intervention for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

Author: Almitra L. Berry

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425894232

Category: Education

Page: 200

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This timely book addresses ways to provide relevant intervention for at-risk learners, with specific attention given to their cultural and linguistic diversity. In addition, this resource defines cultural and linguistic diversity and its relevance to RTI as well as defines each tier of RTI and advocates a rigorous structure for implementation that takes culture and language into account. 200pp.
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Applying Linguistics in the Classroom

A Sociocultural Approach

Author: Aria Razfar,Joseph C. Rumenapp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136212043

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Making linguistics accessible and relevant to all teachers, this text looks at language issues in the classroom through an applied sociocultural perspective focused on how language functions in society and in schools—how it is used, for what purposes, and how teachers can understand their students’ language practices. While touching on the key structural aspects of language (phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax), it does not simply give an overview, but rather provides a way to study and talk about language. Each chapter includes practical steps and suggests tools for applying different kinds of linguistic knowledge in classrooms. The activities and exercises are adaptable to elementary or high school settings. Many examples focus on the intersection of math, science, and language. Teacher case studies show how real teachers have used these concepts to inform teaching practices. Given the increasing use of multimedia resources in today’s schools, multiple mediums are integrated to engage educators in learning about language. The Companion Website provides a multitude of relevant resources that illustrate the diversity of language functions and debates about language in society.
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Language and Linguistics in Context

Readings and Applications for Teachers

Author: Harriet Luria,Deborah M. Seymour,Trudy Smoke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135602158

Category: Education

Page: 428

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Taking a sociocultural and educational approach, Language and Linguistics in Context: Readings and Applications for Teachers: *introduces basic linguistic concepts and current perspectives on language acquisition; *considers the role of linguistic change (especially in English) in the politics of language; *acknowledges the role of linguists in current policies involving language; *offers insights into the relationship between the structure of language systems and first- and second-language acquisition; the study of language across culture, class, race, gender, and ethnicity; and between language study and literacy and education; and *provides readers with a basis for understanding current educational debates about bilingual education, non-standard dialects, English only movements, literacy methodologies, and generally the importance to teaching of the study of language. The text is organized into three thematic units – "What is Language and How is It Acquired?"; "How Does Language Change?"; and "What is Literacy?". To achieve both breadth and depth – that is, to provide a “big picture” view of basic linguistics and at the same time make it specific enough for the beginner – a selection of readings, including personal language narratives, is provided to both introduce and clarify linguistic concepts. The readings, by well-known theoretical and applied linguists and researchers from various disciplines, are diverse in level and range of topics and vary in level of linguistic formalism. Pedagogical features: This text is designed for a range of courses in English and language arts, bilingualism, applied linguistics, and ESL courses in teacher education programs. Each unit contains a substantive introduction to the topic, followed by the readings. Each reading concludes with Questions to Think About including one Extending Your Understanding question, and a short list of Terms to Define. Each unit ends with additional Extending Your Understanding and Making Connections activities that engage readers in applying what they have read to teaching and suggested projects and a bibliography of Print and Web Resources. The readings and apparatus are arranged so that the material can be modified to fit many course plans and schemes of presentation. To help individual instructors make the most effective use of the text in specific classes, a set of matrixes is provided suggesting configurations of readings for different types of linguistics and education classes.
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New Teachers for a New Century

The Future of Early Childhood Professional Preparation

Author: Diane Horm-Wingerd

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0756708907

Category: Education

Page: 193

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Brings together for the first time what we know and what we need to know about the state of early childhood, univ.-level teacher prep. in the U.S. Fulfills 3 purposes: examines the nature and content of current early childhood prof'l. prep. programs at the pre-service level; provides a comprehensive description of what constitutes high quality early childhood prof'l. prep., and most important; drives prof'l. discussion concerning the future of prof'l. prep. at the baccalaureate level in early childhood educ. Provides critiques of contemporary practice and offers challenges for the field in preparing the next generation of early childhood educators.
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Latino K-12 Schools

Redesigned for Student Success

Author: Leonard A. Valverde

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475806272

Category: Education

Page: 180

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This book is a comprehensive guide for educators and policy makers who are ready to create schools for Latinos (particularly Mexican Americans), such that students will be successful in learning and achieving in K-12 grades and college and help to advance society in the 21st century.
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Accelerating Literacy for Diverse Learners

Strategies for the Common Core Classroom, K–8

Author: Socorro G. Herrera,Della R. Perez,Shabina K. Kavimandan,Stephanie Wessels

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807754501

Category: Education

Page: 198

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In her new book, nationally known professional development consultant and literacy expert Socorro Herrera and her colleagues provide a theoretical foundation for culturally responsive teaching that will accelerate literacy development for all students, and particularly for English language learners. Aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS), this volume incorporates current research and best practices for developing a classroom community that takes into account students' languages, cultures, and individual biographies. This resource provides proven-effective strategies, tools, and ideas that can be adapted and modified for any grade level and content area. This book features; a demonstration DVD showing the books strategies in action in real classrooms; classroom strategies that align with CCSS and Response to Intervention; guidance to help teachers use grouping configurations to build classroom community and maximize students assets; and a quick-glance overview and an in-depth exploration of each strategy that illustrates each step of implementation. 208 page book and 1-hour DVD
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Teaching Mathematics to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

Author: Art Johnson

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 180

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Every student should have equitable and optimal opportunities to learn mathematics free from bias-intentional or unintentional-based on race, gender, socioeconomic status or language. In order to close the achievement gap, all students need the opportunity to learn challenging mathematics from a well-qualified teacher who will make connections to the background, needs and cultures of all learners. (NCTM 2005) This book provides a foundation for understanding the challenges that face culturally linguistic and diverse learners (CLD) in general, and those strategies and materials that will help teachers teach them mathematics. Each chapter of the text discusses some aspect of teaching CLD learners. Chapter 1 concentrates on the general characteristics of a student who might be considered culturally and linguistically diverse. Chapter 2 focuses on the teacher and teaching techniques that can benefit CLD learners. Chapter 3considers various strategies and techniques for assessment, grouping practices, and general classroom management. Chapter 4 covers the symbols, algorithms, and vocabulary of mathematics as it applies to and affects CLD learners. Chapter 5 provides a brief consideration of the various aspects of multiculturalism as they may be used to enhance mathematics instruction of CLD learners. Each chapter also includes some discussion of the various facets of the chapter topics, with each discussion followed by a unique feature, Points to Ponder. Points to Ponder are brief capsules of the preceding discussion, suggestions for working with CLD learners, or descriptions about their tendencies, learning styles, or habits. Another feature of the book are Cultural Conundrums. These are inspired by the experiences of real teachers in the classroom. As the student reads each chapter they can try to determine a plausible solution for the situation presented. The explanations are then included at the end of the chapter along with the steps a teacher might take to help that particular student. The goal for teachers should be to help CLD learners learn mathematics and understand mathematics to be more than numbers and nomenclature. This book contains the information they need to understand the cultural and ethnic influences acting on CLD learners and to provide classroom-tested strategies for helping them advance their mathematics knowledge.
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The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

Author: Jim McKinley,Heath Rose

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 100073417X

Category: Education

Page: 530

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The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics provides a critical survey of the methodological concepts, designs, instruments and types of analysis that are used within the broad field of applied linguistics. With more than 40 chapters written by leading and emerging scholars, this book problematizes and theorizes applied linguistics research, incorporating numerous multifaceted methodological considerations and pointing to the future of good practice in research. Topics covered include: key concepts and constructs in research methodology, such as sampling strategies and mixed methods research; research designs such as experimental research, case study research, and action research; data collection methods, from questionnaires and interviews to think-aloud protocols and data elicitation tasks; data analysis methods, such as use of R, inferential statistical analysis, and qualitative content analysis; current considerations in applied linguistics research, such as a need for transparency and greater incorporation of multilingualism in research; and recent innovations in research methods related to multimodality, eye-tracking, and advances in quantitative methods. The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics is key reading for both experienced and novice researchers in Applied Linguistics as well as anyone undertaking study in this area.
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