A SECOND CLASSROOM

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A Second Classroom

Author : Torin M. Finser
ISBN : 9781621480648
Genre : Education
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What does a healthy, successful school look like? Is it all about measurable outcomes, test scores, and pass/fail grades set by the government? Can learning be quantified in short-term measurements or does real learning take years to manifest in a career or biography? All seem to agree that a healthy school is also a community and that community depends on the quality of relationships—chiefly the relationships among students, teachers, and parents. This book features a comprehensive examination of the parent–teacher relationship in all its dimensions, from parent evenings and conferences to communication, conflict, and the life-cycle of parent involvement in their school. In between the chapters on practical advice are sections that consider the issues from a deeper, spiritual dimension. This book is intended to stimulate conversation, self-reflection, and relational practices that awaken community life in and around our schools.
Category: Education

Extensive Reading In The Second Language Classroom

Author : Richard R. Day
ISBN : 3125333032
Genre : Langage et langues - Étude et enseignement
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This book provides a comprehensive examination of the benefits of extensive reading in second language classrooms.
Category: Langage et langues - Étude et enseignement

Learning Strategies In Foreign And Second Language Classrooms

Author : Ernesto Macaro
ISBN : 9780826425645
Genre : Education
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An extremely lucid book that mixes discursive prose with exercises, questions and prompts for reflection. Each theoretical point is supported by a fully explained example. The book focuses on the different strategies that people use to learn languages and shows teacher how to (a) train pupils in those strategies and (b) adapt their teaching to derive the greatest benefit from each strategy.
Category: Education

Sociocultural Theory And Second Language Learning

Author : James P. Lantolf
ISBN : 0194421600
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This book represents a major statement of the current research being conducted on the learning of second languages from a sociocultural perspective. The book is divided into a theoretical and an empirical part. Specific topics covered include: learning and teaching languages in the zone of proximal development; L1 mediation in the acquisition of L2 grammar; sociocultural theory as a theory of second language learning; gestural mediation in a second language; and constructing a self through a second language.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Practice In A Second Language

Author : Robert DeKeyser
ISBN : 3125395984
Genre : Langage et langues - Étude et enseignement
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Category: Langage et langues - Étude et enseignement

Assessment In The Second Language Writing Classroom

Author : Deborah Crusan
ISBN : 9780472034192
Genre : Education
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Assessment in the Second Language Writing Classroom is a teacher and prospective teacher-friendly book, uncomplicated by the language of statistics. The book is for those who teach and assess second language writing in several different contexts: the IEP, the developmental writing classroom, and the sheltered composition classroom. In addition, teachers who experience a mixed population or teach cross-cultural composition will find the book a valuable resource. Other books have thoroughly covered the theoretical aspects of writing assessment, but none have focused as heavily as this book does on pragmatic classroom aspects of writing assessment. Further, no book to date has included an in-depth examination of the machine scoring of writing and its effects on second language writers. Crusan not only makes a compelling case for becoming knowledgeable about L2 writing assessment but offers the means to do so. Her highly accessible, thought-provoking presentation of the conceptual and practical dimensions of writing assessment, both for the classroom and on a larger scale, promises to engage readers who have previously found the technical detail of other works on assessment off-putting, as well as those who have had no previous exposure to the study of assessment at all.
Category: Education

Curricular Resources And Classroom Use

Author : Gabriel J. Stylianides
ISBN : 9780191066948
Genre : Mathematics
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Curricular resources include the different kinds of materials (digital or physical) that teachers use in or for their teaching (textbooks, lesson plans, etc.) and have a significant influence on students' opportunities to learn. At the same time, teachers play a crucial role as interpreters of such materials, so there is a complex relationship between curricular resources and their classroom use. This book aims to bridge these rather disconnected but highly related programs of research by describing, comparing, and exemplifying new research approaches for studying, in connected ways, both curricular resources and their classroom use, thereby supporting also investigation of the complex interplay between the two. In addition to implications for research, the book has implications for curriculum development and teacher education. Specifically, the book deepens understanding of how curriculum developers can better exploit the potential of curricular resources to support classroom work, and how teacher educators can better support teachers to use curricular resources in the classroom.
Category: Mathematics

The Routledge Handbook Of Sociocultural Theory And Second Language Development

Author : James P. Lantolf
ISBN : 9781317229896
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Routledge Handbook of Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Development is the first comprehensive overview of the field of sociocultural second language acquisition (SLA). In 35 chapters, each written by an expert in the area, this book offers perspectives on both the theoretical and practical sides of the field. This Handbook covers a broad range of topics, divided into several major sections, including: concepts and principles as related to second language development; concept-based instruction; dynamic assessment and other assessment based on sociocultural theory (SCT); literacy and content-based language teaching; bilingual/multilingual education; SCT and technology; and teacher education. This is the ideal resource for graduate students and researchers working in the areas of SLA and second language development.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching English As A Second Language

Author : Angela L. Carrasquillo
ISBN : 9781135524302
Genre : Education
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First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Education