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Bilingual Education : Teachers' Narratives - Nancy Lemberger

Bilingual Education

Teachers' Narratives

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Published: 1st September 1997
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This book grew out of the joys and challenges the author experienced as a Spanish/English bilingual teacher of culturally and linguistically diverse students. It tells what it is like to be a bilingual teacher. As a result, it helps other teachers and prospective teachers understand the complex nature of bilingual teaching, shares some successful teaching strategies that other teachers have used, and encourages teachers to find their own solutions despite limited support.
The book is structured in three parts. The introduction explains how the book evolved, defines its relation to other qualitative research, and offers suggestions for how to use the book. The second part consists of eight bilingual teachers' stories that provide a glimpse of them as people, their schools and programs, 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 presents 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.

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Evolution: from Teacher to Researcher, from Dissertation to Bookp. 1
A Context for Understanding the Bilingual Teachers' Narrativesp. 8
How to Use This Bookp. 21
Eight Teachers' Narratives, Discussion, and Epiloguep. 31
Sofyap. 33
Manouchkap. 43
Dianap. 54
Heatherp. 68
Sandrap. 82
Jeanp. 106
Luzp. 121
Themes and Issues Emerging from the Narrativesp. 137
Epilogue: the Stories Continue . . p. 150
Bilingual Education Resourcesp. 155
Theoretical, Backgroun and Practical Informationp. 157
Glossary of Termsp. 171
Sample Interview Questionsp. 181
Diana's Literature Study Circle Questionsp. 183
Poem for Heather's First-Grade Classp. 185
Referencesp. 187
Author Indexp. 193
Subject Indexp. 197
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ISBN: 9780805822588
ISBN-10: 0805822585
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st September 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1