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ERIC Number: ED317056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A