ERIC Number: ED317056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
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Reflecting on Teaching to Promote Academic Language Use in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom.
Wiley, Terrence G.; Fickle, B. J.
This handbook for classroom teachers is motivated by the need to promote academic language use among students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. First, several works providing a rationale for using student-centered instructional practices as a means of promoting student learning are reviewed. The pitfalls of using teacher-centered strategies with some minority students are discussed, and models of instruction promoting active student learning through oral language use are described. Each section includes suggestions for further reading. A section on "Activities for Reflection" encourages teachers to consider how their own teaching philosophy and experience affects their classroom attitudes and behavior. A bibliography of over 120 resources is appended, with items relating to cooperative learning theories, strategies, and/or activities highlighted. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Language Role, Minority Groups, Oral Language, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Centered Curriculum, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Role, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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