Promoting Learning for Bilingual Pupils 3-11: Opening Doors to Success

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Jean Conteh
SAGE, Jul 18, 2006 - Education - 128 pages
Written by a team of teachers, this clear and accessible book shows readers how they can help bilingual learners in their classrooms to access the curriculum as effectively as possible.

Advice is included on:

- developing whole-school policies

- creating positive classroom settings to promote learning

- using drama

- supporting bilingual learners in the early years

- the importance of home-school links

There are also plenty of practical suggestions for ways to improve classroom practice, and some photocopiable material.

 

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Contents

Priciples and Practices for Teaching Bilingual Learners
1
Chapter 2 Promoting Positive Links Between Home and School
13
Chapter 3 Promoting Learning in the Early Years
28
Chapter 4 Talking Learning and Moving on to Writing
42
Ideas for Talking and Writing
63
Chapter 6 Using Drama to Promote Learning
75
Chapter 7 Promoting a Positive WholeSchool Ethos
87
Glossary
103
Bibliography
105
Useful Websites
107
Index
109
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About the author (2006)

Dr. Jean Conteh is a senior lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Leeds, where she teaches on the PGCE Primary course and on MA courses. She has worked in many countries and is a very experienced teacher educator. She has published widely in the field of EAL in primary education, both for teachers and for academic audiences. Her research focuses on ways to promote success for those pupils who are often labelled ‘disadvantaged’ in our education system, and covers the role of language in teaching and learning in primary classrooms and the expertise and professional roles of bilingual teachers.

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