ERIC Number: ED478850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
English Language Learning: Revaluing Language as Resource. NCTE Reading Initiative.
Whitmore, Kathryn F.; Martinez-Roldan, Carmen
In this inquiry study, teachers will explore the concept of English Language Learning and its implications for classrooms. Individually and in small groups, teachers will have opportunities to read, talk, and reflect about current issues regarding linguistic diversity in classrooms and schools, including bilingual/multilingual, ESL, and language variation contexts. Teachers will carefully examine their beliefs about language difference and revalue language as a resource. At the conclusion of the study, each teacher will have asked questions, gathered new materials, acquired new strategies, and developed action plans to guide his/her teaching practice with linguistically diverse students. Lists 22 professional reading resources selections. (NKA)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, English, Inquiry, Language Usage, Language Variation, Primary Education, Professional Development
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.