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ERIC Number: ED423664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Honoring Students' Home Languages and Cultures in a Multilingual Classroom.
Wong, Shelley; Teuben-Rowe, Sharon
Sunshine State TESOL Journal, p20-26 Fall 1997
Graduate students in an English-as-a-Second-Language education program at the University of Maryland were surveyed concerning suggested methods for incorporating languages other than English into the curriculum in a multicultural classroom. Respondents were master's and doctoral students from a variety of language backgrounds. The article details the resulting suggestions for these languages and cultures: Korean; Caribbean Island Nations; Hindi; Thai; and Turkish. Classroom behaviors and attitudes for teachers to both incorporate and anticipate include those addressing specific kinds of teacher-parent and teacher-student communication, respect for parents, language usage, classroom questions or lack of them, grading and other classroom teaching techniques, classroom environment, nonverbal behaviors and body language, and educational values. Teachers are also advised explicitly of things not to do in the classroom for each of the cultures. (Contains 9 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A