Helping bilingual pupils to access the curriculum / Geri Smyth.

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Main Author: Smyth, Geri.
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Published: London : David Fulton, ©2003.
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Helping Bilingual Pupils to Access the Curriculum; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; CHAPTER 1 Language at Home/Language in the Classroom; Education in the UK; The linguistic make-up of the UK; Language education policy in the UK; Teachers' concerns; CHAPTER 2 Meeting the Challenges of Teaching Bilingual Children; JACK, AGE 9; Issues; Educational challenges; Possible solutions; OMAR, AGE 10; Issues; Educational challenges; Possible solutions; ANNIE, AGE 7; Issues; Educational challenges; Possible solutions; SUNITA, AGE 8; Issues; Educational challenges; Possible solutions.
  • NATASHA, AGE 15Issues; Educational challenges; Possible solutions; LEE, AGE 13; Issues; Educational challenges; Possible solutions; CHAPTER 3 Monolingual Teachers Working with Bilingual Parents; Parents' meetings; MARK, AGE 5; Issues; Possible solutions; RIZWANA, AGE 9 AND NAHEEDA, AGE 6; Issues; Possible solutions; BILLY, AGE 9 AND JO, AGE 7; Issues; Possible solutions; Literacy homework; Extended leave; CHAPTER 4 Valuing the Multilingual and Multicultural Nature of the School Population; DARJIT, AGE 11; Issues; MARK, AGE 5; Issues; Refugee pupils; MARIELA, AGE 9; Issues; Possible solutions.
  • Education for citizenshipWhere we came from/languages we speak: topic outlines; CHAPTER 5 Learning Support or Language Support?; MEGAN, PRIMARY 4 TEACHER; Issues; Possible solutions; JENNA, PRIMARY 2 TEACHER; Issues; Possible solutions; GWEN, PRIMARY 5 TEACHER; Issues; Possible solutions; KAREN, PRIMARY 2 TEACHER; Issues; Teachers' concerns; Learning support or language support?; Why is it important to make a distinction between learning support and language support?
  • How can effective English language support be provided for the bilingual child by the mainstream teacher without denying the bilingual child's cognitive ability?CHAPTER 6 Bilingual Pupils Making Sense of a Monolingual Curriculum; What are the forms of education for bilingual pupils in the UK?; SAIMA, AGE 6; Difficulties; Strategies; Implications; ASIF, AGE 9; Difficulties; Strategies; Implications; The personal/imaginative writing distinction; Bilingual learners and the planning of writing; The role of the EAL teacher; JO, AGE 6; Difficulties; Strategies; Implications.
  • CHAPTER 7 Overcoming the Challenges'I don't want to tread on any toes.'; 'I want to know more about what the EAL teacher does.'; 'How do you make yourself understood to a child whose home language is not English?'; 'What is the place of the child's home language in their learning?'; 'How do you assess the child's comprehension?'; 'How do you enable the child to be part of the mainstream classroom?'; How do you support newly arrived pupils with little English?; 'How do you help the bilingual child to access complex written texts?'; 'What should be in a school policy for bilingual learners?'