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ERIC Number: EJ832227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
Sensitivity to the Learning Needs of Newcomers in Foreign Language Settings
Klein, Ana Maria
Multicultural Education, v16 n2 p41-44 Win 2008
This article focuses on the instructional needs of newcomers to the North American classrooms who already speak one or more foreign languages and who are coping with classroom-related language issues. It taps into positive instructional strategies that are culturally-validating and welcoming for these students. Inspired by an invited Oxford Round Table presentation in the United Kingdom (Klein, 2007), it also explores the concept of field-dependence/independence, which is a culturally-based mode of learning influenced by culture and parenting style.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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