Not for ESOL Teachers: What Every Classroom Teacher Needs to Know about the Linguistically, Culturally, and Ethnically Diverse Student

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Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2006 - Education - 203 pages
Distilling strategies and insights gathered over years of success, Dr. Ariza equips mainstream teachers with the background, understanding, and methods needed to teach effectively in culturally diverse classrooms. She explores several cultural groups in-depth, giving mainstream teachers an understanding of how students' cultural values are expressed in beliefs and behaviors. Understanding why students behave the way they do - and how our American cultural lens may cause misperceptions - helps teachers to respond appropriately and promotes congruity between teacher and student interaction. Building on this foundation of understanding, the author describes effective instructional practices that mainstream teachers may use to address a range of classroom scenarios, including detailed examples of how to modify curriculum for English learners with various levels of language proficiency.

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Awful awful awful text. Full of inaccurate descriptions of linguistic terms, complete lack of understanding of second language acquisition theory, and riddled with typos.


Voices from the Classroom
Cultural Diversity in the Mainstream Classroom
Cultural Miscommunication in Academic Settings

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Eileen N. Whelan Ariza is associate professor of TESOL at Florida Atlantic University.

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