Activating Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in the Language Classroom

Activating Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in the Language Classroom

Author: Enrica Piccardo

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030871246

Category: Education

Page: 317

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This book challenges the reader to rethink and reimagine what diversity in language education means in transnational societies. Bringing together researchers and practitioners who contributed to the international LINguistic and Cultural DIversity REinvented (LINCDIRE) project, the book examines four pillars of innovation in language education: the Action-oriented approach, Plurilingualism, Indigenous epistemologies and Technology enhanced learning. The book critically discusses plurilingual pedagogical approaches that draw on learners' linguistic and cultural repertoires to encourage and support the dynamic use of languages in curricular innovation. It is a fundamental resource for language teachers, curriculum designers and educational researchers interested in understanding current thinking on the relevance and benefit of a plurilingual paradigm shift for language education in today's societies. More specifically, this book: Examines the development of plurilingualism and the potential of real-life oriented teaching and learning. Explores the concept of plurilingual and pluricultural competence. Focuses on collaboration and reflection from a humanistic tradition. Explores educational technology and explains the limitations and challenges of adopting ready-made tools. Highlights the iterative, design-based research process that informed the development of LINCDIRE’s pedagogical framework and action-oriented scenarios. Introduces practical examples of action-oriented tasks and scenarios, and illustrates the online tool (LITE) in terms of its current functionalities and design. Describes the implementation challenges and opportunities of plurilingual action-oriented tasks and discusses the results of implementation. Finally, the book examines future pedagogical innovation and research directions in order to help readers reflect on the implications of achieving sustainable change in language education. This exciting collection addresses an important question in language education: How can plurilingualism and cultural diversity be harnessed to promote sustainable innovation in language learning and teaching? Readers will find contributions from the diverse authors timely, compelling, and engaging. — Dr. Bonny Norton, FRSC, University Killam Professor, UBC Dept. of Language & Literacy Education, Canada Embracing a design-based research framework, this book offers learners and teachers powerful validation and a rich, relatable and inspiring action-oriented approach to holistic, dynamic, mediated, embodied, true-to-life, plurilingual language teaching and learning. — Dr. Elka Todeva, Professor of Applied Linguistics, MATESOL Program / Advanced Seminar in Plurilingual Pedagogy, SIT Graduate Institute, Washington, D.C. Anyone seeking innovation in Language Education will find in this volume a treasure trove of theoretical, empirical and methodological insights to answer the questions that arose among the 25 co-authors’ discussions to rethink language use, language learning, and language teaching. — Dr. Mercedes Bernaus, Emeritus Professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain This thought-provoking and timely book argues convincingly for the need to reconceptualize innovation in language education in an increasingly diverse world. —Dr. Regine Hampel, Associate Dean (Research Excellence), Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies, The Open University, UK

Biography-Driven Culturally Responsive Teaching, Second Edition

Biography-Driven Culturally Responsive Teaching, Second Edition

Author: Socorro G. Herrera

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807774571

Category: Education

Page: 198

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Culturally responsive pedagogy, literacy, and English learner education expert Socorro Herrera has updated this bestseller to clarify, focus, and redefine concepts for the continued professional development of educators serving culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) populations. Teaching strategies and tools have been updated to reflect important new brain research and to keep pace with our nation’s ever-changing demographics and constant shift in expectations for K–12 students. Herrera has also revised the structure and format of the book to help educators find information quickly while working in highly complex and demanding environments. New for the Second Edition: Teaching strategies and tools based on the most current knowledge in the field. Authentic classroom artifacts that have been collected from teachers across the country. Glossary of key terms providing an auxiliary resource for current readers and for future applications of content in professional practice. Reorganized features with new icons providing a more user-friendly text for practitioner and classroom use. Updated excerpts from grade-level classroom teachers clarifying practice with CLD students and families. Additional planning and instructional aids available for free at www.tcpress.com. Grounded in the latest theory and with more user-friendly features, the Second Edition of Biography-Driven Culturally Responsive Teaching will help educators to reflect on their assumptions and perspectives, integrate best practices, and accelerate CLD students’ academic learning. “Socorro Herrera does a masterful job of mediating multicultural education theory and practice, specifically for culturally and linguistically diverse students, in Biography-Driven Culturally Responsive Teaching.” —From the Foreword by Geneva Gay, University of Washington, Seattle

Biography-Driven Culturally Responsive Teaching

Biography-Driven Culturally Responsive Teaching

Author: Socorro G. Herrera

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807766484

Category: Education

Page: 225

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This popular resource has transformed classrooms for thousands of teachers by providing how-to guidance for success with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students. It illustrates how to use strategies that recognize and leverage all the cultural and linguistic assets that students bring to their learning. This new edition situates biography-driven instruction at the intersection of culturally responsive teaching, culturally sustaining pedagogies, and antiracist education. Herrera provides updated vignettes and student work artifacts to reflect the diversity of learners in today's historically and culturally situated spaces. Teaching strategies, tools, and interactional processes provide practical, proven ways to restructure classrooms for relational equity. Increased attention on each learner's biopsychosocial history will help educators to cultivate classroom ecologies that nurture and challenge CLD learners to reach their potentials. With lesson planning and strategy templates, tips for grouping students, teacher reflections, assessment aids, a classroom observation tool, and more features to foster classroom and schoolwide change, this edition shows teachers and administrators how to take the next steps toward critical consciousness and authentic relationships that will accelerate content learning and foster more extensive use and development of language. Book Features: Lesson planning guide that can be used with any curriculum. Strategy tools and templates to foster engaged learning. Voices of CLD families that highlight benefits of asset-driven practices. Journaling process for critical reflection on assumptions and perspectives. Book study discussion guide to scaffold collaboration and goal setting. Classroom observation tool for coaching, mentoring, and self-assessment.

The Personal World of the Language Learner

The Personal World of the Language Learner

Author: Cristina Ros i Solé

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137528537

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

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This book presents a radical turn in Second Language Acquisition research by introducing a conceptual paradigm that challenges rationalist, instrumental and empiricist approaches to language learning theory. It argues for a shift in focus from measuring the effectiveness of language learning processes to humanising the language learning experience. This new paradigm explores the force of affect, the imagination and creativity and their roles in assembling language learners' intimate worlds. 'The personal' is reclaimed and acts as driving force for language learning and the sphere in which learners engage both their minds and bodies in a constant socialization of feelings and emotions. The author provides examples from real language learners using a variety of modern languages to provide insights on the kind of personal worlds that languages compel us to inhabit. This book will be of interest to those working with language learning and language education theory, language teachers, and researchers and students who are interested in issues of identity and intercultural communication in language learning.

Accelerating Literacy for Diverse Learners

Accelerating Literacy for Diverse Learners

Author: Socorro G. Herrera

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807754504

Category: Education

Page: 209

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In her new book, nationally known professional development consultant and literacy expert Socorro Herrera and her colleagues provide a theoretical foundation for culturally responsive teaching that will accelerate literacy development for all students, and particularly for English language learners. Aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS), this volume incorporates current research and best practices for developing a classroom community that takes into account students' languages, cultures, and individual biographies. This resource provides proven-effective strategies, tools, and ideas that can be adapted and modified for any grade level and content area. This book features; a demonstration DVD showing the books strategies in action in real classrooms; classroom strategies that align with CCSS and Response to Intervention; guidance to help teachers use grouping configurations to build classroom community and maximize students assets; and a quick-glance overview and an in-depth exploration of each strategy that illustrates each step of implementation. 208 page book and 1-hour DVD

Redefining Tandem Language and Culture Learning in Higher Education

Redefining Tandem Language and Culture Learning in Higher Education

Author: Claire Tardieu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429000201

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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Redefining Tandem Language and Culture Learning in Higher Education provides an overview of a specific type of learning, called tandem language and culture learning, which was created and developed in Europe after the Second World War, before reaching other continents. Through focusing on higher education, the authors demonstrate how, despite institutional constraints, language educators can make better use of this practice in such contexts as internationalisation, physical and virtual mobility, lifelong learning and intercultural education. This book comprises 16 chapters which examine how tandem language and culture learning is currently being institutionalised in higher education thus showing how the founding principles of the tandem approach have been revisited, which learning outcomes (intercultural, linguistic, professional) tandem learning may bring about, and which key issues must be addressed (assessment, counselling, resources) when setting up tandem programmes. The various contributions present up-to-date tandem studies from both European and non-European perspectives. Highlighting tandem learning’s potential to promote multilingual and multicultural learning on a global scale, this volume will be of particular interest to students and researchers in intercultural communication, language education, multilingualism, and applied linguistics.

Accelerating Literacy for Diverse Learners, Second Edition

Accelerating Literacy for Diverse Learners, Second Edition

Author: Socorro G. Herrera

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807758595

Category: Education

Page: 225

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Completely revised and updated, this bestseller provides readers with a deep understanding of how the book's strategies evolve and take shape in day-to-day classroom practice. The text includes explicit ties to reading and content standards, tips for involving parents, steps for gathering knowledge of a student's background to advance learning, and a companion website.