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Foundations of Dual Language Instruction, The, 6th edition

  • Judith Lessow-Hurley

Published by Pearson (February 1st 2012) - Copyright © 2013

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Foundations of Dual Language Instruction, The

ISBN-13: 9780132685160

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The Foundations of Dual Language Instruction is a practical, comprehensive, objective look at dual language instruction and the social, political, historical, and educational issues of teaching second language learners in today’s diverse classrooms. With its emphasis on English language learners, the book provides descriptions of effective programs and instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom. Included are sections on the history and legal underpinnings of schooling in two languages, language policy in the U.S. and around the world, considerations of changing demographics and implications for educators, and the dynamics of culture in schooling.


In this new, reorganized Sixth Edition . . .  


Updated information in Chapter 7, “Second Language Instruction,” presents program models and instructional strategies to fully familiarize readers with Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) and how it is used in classrooms to support effective instruction for L2 learners.


Readers are familiarized with the important developments in World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment standards (WIDA) and new consortia that are focusing on proficiency testing (Chapter 8).


Teachers see how to close the achievement gap through expanded information and reflections on their roles.


Key questions at the beginning of each chapter provide a better focus for readers.


Updated references and research ensures that readers get the most up-to-date information available.


Links to sources of up-to-date information are plentiful in each chapter through the addition of web and media resources.


Table of contents

Chapter 1 — National Unity and Diversity and the Languages We Speak


Key Questions

Changing Demographics


      Immigration: A Historical Perspective

      Other Demographic Factors

      Implications for Teachers

A Changing National Narrative

      Unity, Diversity and Language

      Language Parochialism

      Language Elitism

      Language Restrictionism

Implications for Schooling

      Restrictions on Bilingual Programs



Questions to Think About and Discuss


Suggestions for Further Reading

Web and Media Resources


Chapter 2 — Historical and International Perspectives on Language Education


Key Questions

Historical Perspectives

      The Ancient World

      The Modern World

Dual Language Instruction in the United States: A History

      The Nineteenth Century

      The Twentieth Century

      Multilingualism in the U.S.: Looking Forward

Language Planning, Language Policy and Schooling

      Language Suppression

      Language Revitalization


Questions to Think About and Discuss


Suggestions for Further Reading

Web and Media Resources



Chapter 3 — Aspects of Language


Key Questions

The Study of Language

What Is Language?

Subsystems of Language

      The Phonological System

      The Morphological System




      Other Aspects of Communication

      Implications for Teachers

Language Attitudes

      Are Some Languages Better Than Others?

      Are Some Languages More Expressive Than Others?

Language Varieties


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