ERIC Number: ED382028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Bilingual Children.
Blackledge, Adrian, Ed.
Contributors from Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, and the United States describe how primary-age children in these anglophone countries are learning in the language of their home. The book demonstrates that monolingual schooling in a multicultural society fails to meet the needs of bilingual children. It argues that linguistic minorities must have the opportunity to participate in the development of language policy. Articles include: an Introduction (Adrian Blackledge); "Bilingual Education Policy and Social Justice" (David Corson); "School-Based Language Policy Reform: A New Zealand Example" (Stephen May); "'We Can't Tell Our Stories in English': Language, Story and Culture in the Primary School" (Adrian Blackledge); "Developing Bilingual Theatre-in-Education Programmes" (Alison Reeves); "The Social Process of a Family Literacy Project with Bilingual Families" (Martha Allexsaht-Snider); "Integrating ESL into the Mainstream: An Australian Perspective" (Chris Davidson); "Pragmatic Biculturalism and the Primary School Teacher" (Ann Knight); "Bilingualism, Biculturalism, and Learning in Early Years Classrooms" (Stephen Nyakatawa, Iram Siraj-Blatchford); "Finding a Voice: Bilingual Classroom Assistants and Their Role in Primary Schools" (Jean Mills); "Towards Empowerment: Training Secondary School Students as Community Interpreters" (Jeanette Harman); and "'The Flavour of the Moment?' Bilingual Teachers' Experiences of Teaching and Learning" (Audrey Osler). (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Bilingualism, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Drama, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Family Programs, Foreign Countries, Interpretive Skills, Language Role, Literacy Education, Multicultural Education, Public Policy, Skill Development, Social Values, Story Telling, Teacher Aides, Teacher Role
Trentham Books Limited, Westview House, 734 London Road, Oakhill, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England ST4 5NP, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia; New Zealand