9780807741054

Learning and Not Learning English: Latino Students in American Schools

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    9780807741054

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    0807741051

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/1/2001
  • Publisher: Teachers College Pr
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Focusing on the lives and experiences of four Mexican children in an American middle school, the critically acclaimed author of Con Respetoexamines both the policy and the instructional dilemmas that surround the English language education of immigrant children in this country. Using samples and analysis of the children's oral and written language as well as an examination of their classrooms, school, and community, this book addresses the difficulties surrounding the teaching and learning of English for second language learners. This comprehensive volume discusses; classroom activities; the amount of time it takes to "learn" English; how English language learning affects learning in other areas; the consequences of linguistic isolation; and how ESL students are tested. It also presents exclusive data on academic English development at various stages in a two-year process that raise important questions about current ESL teaching policies.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction: Immigrant Children in Schools 1(1)
Impetus for the Study
2(5)
The Study Itself
7(3)
Immigrant Children and the Teaching of English
10(19)
The National Challenge: Educating English-Language Learners
13(5)
The Acquisition of English in Classroom Settings
18(11)
The Town, the School, and the Students
29(13)
New Immigrants in Mission Vista
31(2)
The School
33(2)
The ESL Program at Garden Middle School
35(4)
The ESL Teachers at Garden Middle School
39(1)
Challenges and Realities
40(2)
Teaching English at Garden Middle School
42(20)
Mrs. Gordon's ESL Classroom
44(13)
A New Teacher
57(4)
Mrs. Gordon's Return
61(1)
Lilian
62(22)
In the Classroom
63(1)
Starting Out
64(5)
Access to English at School
69(1)
Sheltered Classes
70(3)
Joining a Gang
73(2)
English at the End of the First Year
75(1)
The Second Year: The ESL Program at Crenshaw School
76(7)
Lilian After 2 Years
83(1)
Elisa
84(24)
In the Classroom
86(1)
Starting Out
87(4)
Access to English at School
91(1)
Sheltered Classes
92(3)
Access to the English-Speaking World
95(1)
English at the End of the First Year
95(3)
The Second Year at Garden Middle School
98(8)
Planning for High School
106(2)
Manolo
108(19)
In the Classroom
110(2)
Access to English at School
112(1)
Sheltered Classes
113(1)
Access to the English-Speaking World
114(1)
English at the End of the First Year
114(1)
The Second Year at Garden School
115(2)
The Transfer to J.F.K. Middle School
117(1)
Manolo at J.F.K.
118(1)
The ESL Class at J.F.K.
118(6)
The Teaching of Other Subject Matter at J.F.K.
124(1)
Progress Made by Manolo at J.F.K.
124(2)
Progress at the End of 2 Years
126(1)
Bernardo
127(17)
In the Classroom
128(1)
Starting Out
129(4)
Access to English at School
133(1)
Sheltered Classes
133(1)
English at the End of the First Year
134(1)
The Second Year at Garden Middle School
135(4)
English at the End of the Second Year
139(4)
Looking Toward the Future
143(1)
Learning and Not Learning English
144(17)
Implications for Policy and Practice
146(1)
Effective Schooling for Immigrant Students
147(8)
The Politics of Teaching English
155(3)
Toward a Critical Pedagogy in ESL
158(1)
Final Words
159(2)
Notes 161(2)
References 163(8)
Index 171(6)
About the Author 177

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