Developing Pedagogies in the Multilingual Classroom: The Writings of Josie Levine

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Trentham Books, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 140 pages
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In the field of teaching children English as an additional language, Josie Levine was a leader in the move away from language centres and to language support in the mainstream classroom. This book is a collection of her work, tracing the development of her views as a result of her experiences as a classroom teacher, through her creation of the Scope Stage 2 materials for Schools Council, to her training of other teachers at the University of London Institute of Education. Many of her ideas are now common currency in schools but their origins are not always placed, as they should be, with the originator. This book traces the argument for language support in the mainstream classroom for learners of English as an additional language but also shows how it is done. It is designed for a generation of new teachers who did not have the privilege of knowing Josie Levine but who can learn from her wisdom how to ensure that children who are coming new to English do not lose out on their legal entitlement to the national curriculum in their schools, and are optimally supported in their learning of English in the context of the curriculum.

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Margaret Meek of the Institute of Education, University of London, is a renowned author.

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