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Short, Kathy, Ed.; Day, Deanna, Ed.; Schroeder, Jean, Ed. – Stenhouse Publishers, 2016
In today's globally connected world, it is essential for students to have an understanding of multiple cultures and perspectives. In this edited collection, Kathy Short, Deanna Day, and Jean Schroeder bring together fourteen educators who use global children's literature to help students explore their own cultural identities. The book lays out why…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness, Childrens Literature, Global Approach
Lennon, Paul, Ed. – Peter Lang Frankfurt, 2012
The volume consists of twelve classroom studies concerned with the implementation of learner autonomy in English classes. The individual studies range from primary school level to university level. They include studies on multi-media dictionary work, reading logs, peer correction, communication strategies, vocabulary learning strategies, oral…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Age Differences, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language)
Cohen, Roger, Ed. – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), 2009
The chapters in "Explorations in Second Language Reading" reveal the importance of reading in the classroom and how instructors can use reading as a bridge to improve learners' other linguistic and interpersonal skills. Most significantly, each author prompts us to rediscover how enjoyable ESOL reading can be and how it can increase learner…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Activity Units, Reading Materials, Reading Ability
Styles, Morag, Ed.; Arizpe, Evelyn, Ed. – Trentham Books Ltd, 2009
"Acts of Reading" is an enchanting and scholarly review of the history of reading and texts for children, from the 18th century to the digital age and beyond. They are examined through the eyes of their various audiences: the children, writers, teachers and parents, so as to explore the act of reading itself, whether oral, silent or performative,…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Literary Genres, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction
Conley, Mark W., Ed.; Freidhoff, Joseph R., Ed.; Sherry, Michael B., Ed.; Tuckey, Steven Forbes, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2008
In this concise, thought-provoking book, prominent researchers analyze existing knowledge on adolescent literacy, examine the implications for classroom instruction, and offer specific goals for future research. The volume reviews cutting-edge approaches to understanding the unique features of teaching and learning in secondary schools. Particular…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Instruction, Reading Fluency, Reading Research
Online Submission, 2004
This submission presents twelve issues of Fast Facts from the Library Research Service covering various aspects of Colorado libraries. Each issue focuses on statistics related to academic, public, and/or school libraries. Titles include: Colorado Public Libraries and the 2004 November Elections; Pricing Trends for Public Library Print Materials;…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Library Research, Academic Libraries, Public Libraries
Ghaoui, Claude, Ed. – Information Science Publishing, 2004
"E-Education Applications: Human Factors and Innovative Approaches" enforces the need to take multi-disciplinary and/or inter-disciplinary approaches, when solutions for e-education (or online-, e-learning) are introduced. By focusing on the issues that have impact on the usability of e-learning, the book specifically fills-in a gap in this area,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Database Design, Reading Materials, Sign Language
Constantino, Rebecca, Ed. – 1998
Papers on linguistic minorities and library use include: (1) "Why Consider the Library and Books?" (Stephen Krashen); (2) "Supporting Spanish Language Literacy: Latino Children and School and Community Libraries" (Sandra Pucci); (3) "'I Did Not Know You Could Get Such Things There!': Secondary ESL Students' Understanding, Use and Beliefs…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Adults, Attitude Change, Attitudes
Lewis, Marilyn, Ed. – 1997
The guide offers over 100 classroom activities and techniques for teaching English as a second language to adults, all provided by experienced teachers who have found them useful. They are divided into ten categories: (1) activities using materials or techniques from radio, television, and print news media; (2) exercises for teaching English for…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Class Activities, Classroom Communication
Hagerstown Junior Coll., MD. – 1990
This colloquium book review (occasioned by Andrew Scott's "Pirates of the Cell") contains seven selected readings from popular periodicals and research journals. It is designed to eliminate some of the mental barriers that many have to topics like molecular biology and virology. Included are: (1) "What Is A Virus?" (William D. Elliot); (2) "The…
Descriptors: Biology, Cancer, Cytology, Disease Control
Springfield City Library, MA. – 1990
The "Brightwood New Authors Project" brought together a group of ten adults from many different ethnic and educational backgrounds to share in the experience of writing and publishing a book. The prose and poetry that resulted from weekly writing workshops featured guest humanities scholars and teachers. Titles include "I Remember When I Met...";…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Books, Cultural Differences, Educational Background
Non-Traditional Employment for Women (NEW), New York, NY. – 1987
The stories, essays, poems, and anecdotes in this booklet were written by students attending community-based literacy classes and they reflect the students' varied lives and experiences. Many of these pieces are appropriate for adult beginning readers and may encourage students to write their own stories that in turn may be read by others. The…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Language Experience Approach
Sajavaara, Kari, Ed. – 1983
A collection of 21 papers, most presented at the Fifth International Conference on Contrastive Projects in June 1982 in Finland, includes: "Searching for Linguistic Universals through Contrastive Analysis,""Oral Discourse and Contrastive Analysis: Towards a French vs. Finno-Scandinavian Model,""Cultural Effect on the Comprehensibility of Reading…
Descriptors: Afrikaans, Contrastive Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, English
Harris, Raymond – 1983
This workbook contains ten short stories by modern masters aimed at young adult readers, with each story followed by a concise lesson on a basic element of literature (such as plot, setting, or mood) clearly illustrated in the story. Some of the authors represented in the book are John Updike, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Carson McCullers, and Ray…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Junior High Schools, Literature Appreciation, Reading Comprehension
Gunderson, Doris V., Comp. – 1970
A collection of articles on language and reading drawn from a wide variety of disciplines is presented. Reading research and reading problems and the state of the art of reading instruction in 1967 are also covered. Contents include the following: "On Explaining Language" by E. H. Lenneberg; "The Nature of the Reading Process" by J. B. Carroll;…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Games, Language Research, Linguistic Theory
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