LINGUIST List 15.2944

Mon Oct 18 2004

Books: Applied Linguistics/Sociolinguistics: Brisk et al

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        1.    Susan Barker, Situational Context of Education: Brisk, Burgos, Hamerla

Message 1: Situational Context of Education: Brisk, Burgos, Hamerla

Date: 11-Oct-2004
From: Susan Barker <>
Subject: Situational Context of Education: Brisk, Burgos, Hamerla

Title: Situational Context of Education
Subtitle: A Window Into the World of Bilingual Learners
Published: 2004
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Author: Maria Estela Brisk
Author: Angela Burgos
Author: Sara Ruth Hamerla

Paperback: ISBN: 0805839461 Pages: 264 Price: U.S. $ 24.50


This book gives educators important answers to the urgent question of how
teachers and schools can facilitate language minority and immigrant
students' progress in school. It offers an innovative and powerful method
teachers and students can use to study the situational context of
education, providing both the theoretical background and the practical
tools to implement this approach.

The situational context of education includes linguistic, economic, social,
cultural, and political factors, as well as conditions, such as students'
personal characteristics, family support, and quality of instruction. All
of these factors influence the lives of students and their academic
performance and contribute in many ways, some subtle and indirect, to
making the educational experience more or less difficult for different

The premise of the book is that objective study of the situational context
of education by both students and teachers is beneficial because it leads
to a more realistic view of how to facilitate students' progress in school.
Designed as a text for graduate courses for preservice and in-service
teachers working with students in bilingual, ESL, mainstream, and special
education classrooms, the goal is to engage readers in learning not only
from the literature but also from studying the situational contexts of
their own students. The focus here is on the factors that affect language
minority and immigrant students in the United States, but the framework is
equally powerful for work with student populations in other social contexts.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
                            Applied Linguistics
                            Second Language

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG )

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