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Description - Bilingual Education by Nancy Lemberger

This text grew out of the joys and challenges the author experienced as a Spanish/English bilingual teacher of culturally and linguistically diverse students. This book's main goals are to tell what it is like to be a bilingual teacher and to help other teachers and prospective teachers understand the complex nature of bilingual teaching, to share some successful teaching strategies that other teachers have used, and to encourage teachers to find their own solutions despite limited support. The book is structured in three parts. The introduction explains how the book evolved, its relation to other qualitative research, a very brief context about bilingual education, and suggestions for how to use the book. The second part consists of eight bilingual teachers' stories, giving a glimpse of them as people, their schools and programmes, their successes and struggles, and their solutions and coping mechanisms within their contexts. It concludes with a discussion chapter that looks at the teachers' collective strengths and struggles comparatively, connecting these to broader issues. The final section consists of bilingual education resources - useful information for practitioners. This includes foundation texts on the theories and practices of bilingual education, demographic information, a glossary of bilingual education terms, listings of curricula, tests, and literature mentioned by the teachers, and professional network sources.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780805822588
ISBN-10: 0805822585
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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