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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Reinventing Curriculum
Subtitle: A Complex-Perspective on Literacy and Writing
Written By: Linda Laidlaw
Description:

In this book, Linda Laidlaw explores the questions: What happens when
children begin to write? Why is it that the teaching and practice of
writing seems at times to be difficult in schools? How might teachers work
differently to create more inviting spaces for developing literacy? The
premise is that written texts and literacy processes are developed within a
complex "weave" of particular contexts, or ecologies, and the unique
particularity of the learner's experiences, histories, memories and
interpretations. Laidlaw offers new information about writing and literacy
pedagogy linked to current research in the complexity sciences and
cognition, and considers the possibilities that might emerge for pedagogy
when alternative metaphors, images, and structures are considered for
writing and curriculum. The volume includes qualitative and narrative
description of writing and literacy situations, events, and pedagogy, and
elaborates the historical, theoretical, and curricular background in which
such instruction exists within contemporary schooling.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
Literacy / Reading
Subject Language(s): English
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ISBN: 0805850422
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Pages: 240
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