It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
How does language comprise the implicit or explicit curriculum of teaching
and learning in multicultural science settings? Building on a growing
interest in the ways in which language and literacy practices interact with
science teaching and learning to facilitate or obstruct successful student
outcomes, this book contributes to scholarship on the role of language in
developing classroom scientific communities of practice, expands that work
by highlighting the challenges faced specifically by ethnic- and
linguistic-"minority" students and their teachers in joining those
communities, and showcases exemplary teaching and research initiatives for
helping to meet these challenges.
Offering teacher practitioners and researchers in the fields of science
education and multicultural education lenses through which they can
critically consider the myriad of classroom settings, instructional
approaches, curricular materials, and scientific topics involved in what it
means to teach science while pointedly addressing concerns about equity of
educational opportunity, this volume serves as a powerful resource for
linking theory and practice. End-of-chapter reflection questions and
engagement activities facilitate discussion round these issues and provide
rich opportunities for the reader to consider the implications of each
chapter for science instruction and research and to apply insights
developed in a real-world science teaching and learning contexts.