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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: Mutlicultural Issues and Literacy Achievement
Written By: Kathryn H. Au
Description:

This book is a sequel to the author's earlier volume entitled, "Literacy
Instruction in Multicultural Settings". In addition to extensive updating
of earlier material, this book extends the content coverage to include
issues of power, attitudes, and systemic change through the application of
discourse theory and critical theory. In doing so, however, the author has
tried to maintain the brevity, stylistic clarity, and classroom focus of
the earlier volume.

Key features of this important new book include:

*Teaching Flexibility. Although written with the classroom needs of
pre-service teachers in mind, theory and research are treated in sufficient
depth to make the book suitable for graduate courses and for teacher study
groups.

*Issues Organization. Each chapter is organized around familiar issues that
characterize schools and classrooms with diverse student populations and
explores these issues through new lenses that most teachers have not
previously encountered.

*Social Constructivist Perspective. Critical theory, discourse theory, and
historical perspective are introduced in order to sensitize readers to the
need to recognize negative, socially sustained patterns that hamper
literacy achievement and replace them with positive patterns. To this end
each chapter asks students to maintain a running list of negative patterns
along with alternative positive patterns.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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