Teaching Performance Expectations for Educating English Learners

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Author: María V. Balderrama,Lynne T. Díaz-Rico

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 350

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Teacher Performance Expectations for Educating English Learners addresses the needs of elementary and secondary teachers in multilingual classrooms, including second-language learning across multiple academic subjects. Renowned authors María V. Balderrama and Lynne Díaz-Rico provide in a single volume the techniques necessary to prepare teachers and other professionals to teach speakers of other languages and cultural backgrounds. This timely text is designed to be a comprehensive source of teaching techniques and effective educational practices, particularly those that meet California's standardized Teacher Performance Assessment that prospective teachers must take. This book specifically addresses those standards by presenting explicit expectations that challenge teachers in multilingual, multiethnic classrooms. Subscribing to a teaching approach that respects and builds second-language skills upon a foundation of native-language proficiency, Teacher Performance Expectations for Educating English Learners contains the most up-to-date techniques currently available for promoting linguistic proficiency and features multiple effective teaching methods for the educator of English learners. The main tenet of the book is that successful English language learning results from a combination of rich, interesting content instruction and a fast-moving, engaging curriculum.

Approaches to Inclusive English Classrooms

A Teacher's Handbook for Content-Based Instruction

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Author: Kate Mastruserio Reynolds

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783093331

Category: Education

Page: 304

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This accessible guide takes a critical approach towards content-based instruction methods, effectively bridging the gap between theory and practice in order to equip teachers with the necessary information to make an informed decision about best practices for an inclusive classroom. This book is an important resource for both general educators and ESL teachers working within an English learner inclusion environment.

University English for Academic Purposes in China

A Phenomenological Interview Study

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Author: Xiaofei Rao

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811306478

Category: Education

Page: 205

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This book uses an in-depth, phenomenological interview approach to explain the generational characteristics of today’s Chinese university youths and the critical dispositions they believe indispensable in acquiring English as an academic language in and outside school settings. By presenting the authentic voices of the recruited participants, the book clarifies how English for academic purposes (EAP), as an emerging global phenomenon and a research-informed practice, enables and empowers them for conscious self-transformation and critical awareness development through language study. The book also explores issues arising in the fields of general English language teaching as well as traditional and critical EAP, and discusses university English language learners’ learning needs and rights. The book further promotes a dynamic and transformative University EAP pedagogy of particularity, practicality, and possibility moving from the oppression of language education to its liberation, and the increasing critical consciousness among the present and future university youths in a time of great social changes.

Science for English Language Learners

Developing Academic Language Through Inquiry-Based Instruction

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Author: Eugenia Mora-Flores,Dolores Beltran,Lilia Sarmiento

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 9781425808594

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Perfect for K-12 English language learners classrooms, this professional resource demonstrates how academic language can and should be developed during science instruction. It provides rich strategies and ideas for academic language development in science for English language learners while demonstrating the 5E model of instruction-Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend, and Evaluate. Filled with great stories and vignettes, teachers will enjoy reading this book while learning how to develop students' language abilities in science and improve English language learners' content knowledge. This resource helps teachers understand further how to model, activate prior knowledge, question, and explicitly develop students' language abilities.

Words Were All We Had

Becoming Biliterate Against the Odds

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Author: María de la Luz Reyes

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807751804

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

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This engaging collection examines the personal narratives of a select group of well-respected educators who attained biliteracy when they were young students, and in the era before bilingual education. These autobiographical accounts celebrate and make visible a linguistic potential that has been largely ignored in schools—the inextricable and emotional ties that Latinos have to Spanish. The authors offer teachers important lessons about the individual potential of their Latino students. These stories of tenacity and resilience offer hope for a new generation of bilingual learners who are too often forced to choose between English and their native language.

Evaluating ALL Teachers of English Learners and Students With Disabilities

Supporting Great Teaching

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Author: Diane Staehr Fenner,Peter Kozik,Ayanna Cooper

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483394204

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Unique Student Strengths and Needs Require Unique Teacher Evaluation Methods. Teacher evaluation should never be used in a “one-size-fits-all” manner, especially when evaluating all teachers who work with English Learners (ELs) and students with disabilities. Evaluations of all teachers who work with diverse learners require unique considerations. Such considerations are precisely what you’ll learn in this comprehensive, action-oriented book. Backed by research and case studies, the authors detail: Four Principles for Inclusive Teacher Evaluation of diverse learners compatible with the Danielson and Marzano frameworks Specialized “look-fors” evaluators can use and adapt to recognize effective teaching of diverse learners Strategies for coaching teachers who need more support reaching diverse learners

An Intercultural Approach to English Language Teaching

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Author: Prof. John Corbett

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847699790

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Intercultural language education has redefined the modern languages agenda in Europe and North America. Now intercultural learning is also beginning to impact on English Language Teaching. This accessible book introduces teachers of EFL to intercultural language education by describing its history and theoretical principles, and by giving examples of classroom tasks.

Pedagogy and the Shaping of Consciousness

Linguistic and Social Processes

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Author: Frances Christie

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441138048

Category: Education

Page: 296

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Basil Bernstein began to develop his theory of social structure and power relations during the 1950s and 1960s. Early in the 1960s he met M. A. K. Halliday and Ruqaiya Hasan, who were developing the first formulations of what would become known as systemic functional (SF) linguistic theory. A far-reaching dialogue began. Bernstein recognized the significant role that language plays in the construction of social experience and social inequality. Halliday and Hasan were actively seeking a theory of language that would explain the nature of the social. In different ways, they acknowledged the powerful role of language in the social construction of experience. Their resulting enquiries brought both theories and scholars into dialogue. Contributors to this volume (including Hasan and Bernstein) continue this dialogue in a range of papers that draw on both SF linguistic theory (with special reference to genre) and Bernstein's sociological theory, particularly with reference to his later work on pedagogic device and pedagogic discourse. Several authors describe the influence of these theories on classroom practice, including English and mathematics, and literacy teaching in indigenous schools. Pedagogy and the Shaping of Consciousness is an important contribution to the explication of the two theories, the dialogue which they continue to provoke, and their contribution to the provision of more equal access to education.

Handbook of Intellectual Styles

Preferences in Cognition, Learning, and Thinking

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Author: Robert J. Sternberg, PhD,Dr. Li-Fang Zhang, PhD,Stephen Rayner, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106684

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

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"[B]ecause of the thoroughness of the literature reviews and the comprehensive coverage of the chapter topics, [this book] should be required reading for any scholar working in related areas of personality or intelligence."--PsycCRITIQUES ìThis book is a masterly attempt to bring order and cohesion to a field that for many years has been riven with claims and counterclaims. The editors and authors are to be congratulated for addressing a very complex task so helpfully.î John Biggs, PhD Honorary Professor of Psychology University of Hong Kong ìIf you are interested in intellectual stylesópeopleís preferred ways of processing informationóthen this book belongs on your bookshelf.î Richard E. Mayer, PhD Professor of Psychology University of California, Santa Barbara ìFor more than half a century, the construct of styleówhether designated as cognitive, thinking or learningóhas been in or out of fashion in the history of psychology and education. The editors of the present Handbook have invigorated the style construct in the form of intellectual styles, and have brought together a distinguished international panel of chapter authors who offer up-to-date surveys of the assessment, development, correlates, and educational and organizational applications of intellectual styles. For those seeking to familiarize themselves with current theory and research in an intellectually exciting field, the present Handbook is essential.î Nathan Kogan, PhD Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology New School for Social Research, New York, NY The concept of intellectual styles has had a controversial history based on diverse philosophical and theoretical foundations. Most recently, the idea of intellectual stylesóan umbrella term that covers such closely related constructs as ìcognitive styles,î ìlearning styles,î ìteaching styles,î and ìthinking stylesîóhas gained momentum as an explanation for why different people succeed in different professional and organizational settings. Previously, it was thought that high-achievers simply had more innate abilities than their less successful peers, but research has shown that individuals have different intellectual styles that are better suited for varying types of contexts and problems. Based on the most current and expansive research, this handbook is the first to provide a comprehensive review of research on the construct of intellectual style, from its foundations and development, to its relations to allied constructs, its roles in school and job performance, its applications in various populations, and its future.. This understanding of intellectual styles as a valid concept for both individuals and groups has far-reaching implications for researchers in cross-cultural psychology, multicultural education, organizational behavior and work performance, and many other academic disciplines, as well as practitioners in education and beyond. Key Features: Provides a comprehensive review of intellectual styles from multiple perspectives Written for students and scholars in diverse academic arenas, as well as practitioners in education and other fields Includes contributions from researchers from diverse disciplines, such as psychology, business, education, and health sciences

School Connections

U.S. Mexican Youth, Peers, and School Achievement

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Author: Margaret A. Gibson,Patricia C. Gandara,Jill Peterson Koyama

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807744376

Category: Education

Page: 210

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This collection examines the ongoing social dynamic between peer realtions and academic achievement. Prominent scholars present six new studies and recommendations for policy and practice. The contributors are: Livier F. Bejinex, Diane Friedlaender, Nicole Hidalgo, Dianna Gutierres-Becha, Clayton A. Hurd, Heather Lewis-Charp, Susan O'Hara, Jason Duque Raley, Cony Rolon, Ricardo D. Stanton-Salazar, James Diego Vigil, and Hanh Cao Yu.

Strategies for Struggling Learners in the Era of CCSS & RTI

Grades K-6

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Author: Jim Wright

Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing

ISBN: 1935609912

Category: Education

Page: 255

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A must-have resource to help equip teachers to meet the challenge of preparing students with diverse needs to achieve ambitious new standards in an era of greater accountability. This comprehensive problem-solving manual by Jim Wright provides teachers with research-based strategies for strengthening instruction, delivering academic interventions, and addressing behavior management issues for both general and special education students. The book is designed to help teachers quickly and efficiently locate research-supported, classroom-based solutions for overcoming a variety of impediments to student success. Chapters are organized around specific teacher challenges, with the content of each supporting ideas and strategies contained throughout the book. They include >Core Instruction & Behavior Management: Foundations for Student Success; >Creating Academic Interventions That Promote Student Success in the Common Core; >Managing Behaviors to Promote Student Learning; >Collecting Data to Track Interventions; >Increasing Student Responsibility Through Self-Management; >Techniques to Help Teachers Succeed as Change Agents. Although making changes to one’s professional practice is hard work, any teacher who carefully reviews and implements best practices in core instruction, academic intervention, behavior management, and classroom assessment, such as those presented in this book, can expect to see substantial gains in student performance.

Learning to Lead Together

The Promise and Challenge of Sharing Leadership

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Author: Janet H. Chrispeels

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761928863

Category: Education

Page: 389

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Through real-life single and multiple case studies, Learning to Lead Together addresses how principals and their staffs struggle with the challenge of shared leadership, how they encourage teacher growth and development, and how shared leadership can lead to higher levels of student learning. The cases show how shared leadership, a powerful adaptive change, is socially constructed across contexts and evolves as teachers and principals learn how to work together. The book also illustrates how principal preparation and professional development programs that utilize problem-based learning and provide opportunities for genuine collaboration with colleagues can provide school leaders with the skills they need to share leadership and accountability effectively.

Educating Latino Boys

An Asset-Based Approach

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Author: David Campos

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452284288

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Bring out the best in your male Latino students! Largely misunderstood and often underserved, Latino boys miss out on key academic opportunities that hinder their achievement and success in school and beyond. Educator David Campos, a champion of higher education for Latino boys, provides strategies to promote success for Latino boys. This book demonstrates how to: Enhance engagement and achievement by addressing Latino boys' needs Explore personal and school-wide beliefs to better understand how to serve this population Develop strategies for motivating Latino boys to pursue higher education Address challenges that Latino boys face in the home and at school

Teaching Readers of English

Students, Texts, and Contexts

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Author: John Hedgcock,Dana R. Ferris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135837708

Category: Education

Page: 436

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A comprehensive manual for pre- and in-service ESL and EFL educators, this frontline text balances insights from current reading theory and research with highly practical, field-tested strategies for teaching and assessing L2 reading in secondary and post-secondary contexts. Teaching Readers of English: provides a through yet accessible survey of L2 reading theory and research addresses the unique cognitive and socioeducational challenges encountered by L2 readers covers the features of L2 texts that teachers of reading must understand acquaints readers with methods for designing reading courses, selecting curricular materials, and planning instruction explores the essential role of systematic vocabulary development in teaching L2 literacy includes practical methods for assessing L2 students’ proficiency, achievement, and progress in the classroom. Pedagogical features in each chapter include questions for reflection, further reading and resources, reflection and review questions, and application activities.

Handbook of U.S. Latino Psychology

Developmental and Community-Based Perspectives

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Author: Francisco A. Villarruel,Gustavo Carlo,Josefina M. Grau,Margarita Azmitia,Natasha J. Cabrera,T. Jaime Chahin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452237050

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

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Congratulations to Aida Hurtado and Karina Cervantez- winners of the 2009 Women of Color Psychologies Award! This award, given by the Association of Women in Psychology Association, is voted on by AWP members for contributions of new knowledge and importance to the advancement of the psychology of women of color. Offering broad coverage of all U.S. Latino groups, this volume synthesizes cutting-edge research and methodological advances and provides culturally sophisticated information that can be used by researchers, policy makers, and practitioners. The editors and contributing authors summarize theories and conceptual models that can further our understanding of the development and adaptation of U.S. Latino populations. In addition, they focus on the importance of cultural sensitivity and competence in research and intervention approaches and how to achieve it. Key Features • Highlights the normative development and strengths of U.S. Latino populations • Elaborates on the heterogeneity of Latinos in that it does not assume that all Latino populations, and the contexts of their development, are identical. • Emphasizes on cultural sensitivity and competence at all levels • Focuses on the importance of cultural identity amongst Latinos and its contribution to healthy developmental outcomes.

Educational Psychology: Constructing Learning

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Author: Dennis M McInerney

Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU

ISBN: 1486007074

Category: Psychology

Page: 558

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Educational Psychology: Constructing Learning 6e sets the standard for educational psychology texts in Australia and New Zealand, with its comprehensive, authoritative and research-based coverage of the subject. This edition includes completely updated content to reflect recent advances in the discipline, including revised theory into practice features from 39 international developmental psychologists. The author has retained the constructivist approach that made previous editions so engaging and relevant to student teachers, and content has been constructed around the new Australian Profession Standards for Teachers.

Situational Context of Education

A Window Into the World of Bilingual Learners

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Author: Mar¡a Estela Brisk,Angela Burgos,Sara Ruth Hamerla

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135644586

Category: Education

Page: 264

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This book gives educators important answers to the urgent question of how teachers and schools can facilitate language minority and immigrant students' progress in school. It offers an innovative and powerful method teachers and students can use to study the situational context of education, providing both the theoretical background and the practical tools to implement this approach. The situational context of education includes linguistic, economic, social, cultural, and political factors, as well as conditions, such as students' personal characteristics, family support, and quality of instruction. All of these factors influence the lives of students and their academic performance and contribute in many ways, some subtle and indirect, to making the educational experience more or less difficult for different students. The premise of the book is that objective study of the situational context of education by both students and teachers is beneficial because it leads to a more realistic view of how to facilitate students' progress in school. Designed as a text for graduate courses for preservice and in-service teachers working with students in bilingual, ESL, mainstream, and special education classrooms, the goal is to engage readers in learning not only from the literature but also from studying the situational contexts of their own students. The focus here is on the factors that affect language minority and immigrant students in the United States, but the framework is equally powerful for work with student populations in other social contexts. *The Introduction includes an overview of the theory behind the study of the situational context of education and the implementation of this approach; describes the context of the pilot lessons included in the book; and explains how to use the lessons detailed in later chapters. *Chapters 2-6 focus on different factors in the situational context of education: linguistic, economic, social, cultural, and political. A three-part structure is used: "Classroom Implementation" (a rich description of one lesson in a real classroom); "Context Variables" (a theoretical explanation of the specific factor the chapter addresses, providing the research basis for the sample lesson objectives ); "Doing Analysis of the Context" (several sample lessons for implementation). The lessons are addressed to the teacher, with detailed ideas on how to carry out the lesson and evaluate the students' understanding of the situational context. *Five Appendices provide helpful resources for the implementation of the lessons: an Annotated bibliography of relevant K-12 children's literature; Instructional Approaches; Scoring Rubrics for Content Objectives; Guidelines for a Contrastive Study of Situational Context; and Lesson Template. The lessons have been thoroughly field-tested with students and teachers. Because these lessons work on multiple levels, Situational Context of Education: A Window Into the World of Bilingual Learners benefits students from first grade through preservice and in-service teachers in university courses. Teachers get to know their students and their predicaments within the social context of the United States, and at the same time, the lesson activities have a great impact on the students in their classes. All are helped to achieve academically while gaining awareness of situational factors affecting their lives.