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Understanding Cultural Narratives: Exploring Identity and the Multicultural Experience (Michigan Teacher Training)

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Publisher Comments:

Understanding Your International Students surveys the school cultures of the many countries whose students top the international student enrollment lists in the U.S. educational institutions. No other volume so comprehensively addresses the educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the international students who are studying in English-speaking countries.

Understanding Your International Students is an excellent resource for all schools--it's designed to sensitize users to the myriad differences that exist among schools and students around the world, to pique interest in deeper cultural exploration, and to provide encouragement and support for effective cross-cultural problem-solving. For each country profiled, the following information is provided:

*a statistical profile

*a deep culture summary

*a table providing information related to school calendars, curricula, exams, grades, homework, and classroom set-up

*a section on educational policy, teaching style, learning style, instructional setting, after-school activities, discipline and class management, teacher-student and student-student relationships, non-verbal behavior, images, forms of address, dress, polite/impolite topics and behaviors, and gift-giving

problem/solution scenarios that address challenges specific to the classroom and the student population described.

Information about five additional countries is available on our website: www.press.umich.edu/esl/uyis/.

Book News Annotation:

Watkins-Goffman (language and cognition, City University of New York) examines second language acquisition and cultural acquisition from the standpoint of adapting the self into a new context and a new world. The text focuses on the use of narrative as a tool for learning the individual stories of ESL students. Coverage includes an overview of sociocultural theory and narrative; literature, narrative, and identity; how we learn from stories; poetry, voice, and identity; fiction and the self; and ethnographic interviews. Included are poems and excerpts from the work of Isabel Allende, Gloria Anzalda, Jhumpa Lahiri, V.S. Naipul, Pablo Neruda, and Zadie Smith used to explore questions and feelings that are part of identity formation in a second culture. For educators and teachers in training. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Experiential activities to improve the multicultural classroom

Synopsis:

The one reference every school today needs to understand its students

Synopsis:

Understanding Your Refugee and Immigrant Students is an excellent resource for educators who work with refugees and immigrants. This well-researched volume-including interviews with students from the profiled countries-provides a wealth of information about the specific schooling traditions, practices, circumstances, and expectations that follow these individuals to their new homes in North America and influence their learning experience. The author has focused her research on 18 countries that contribute a majority of refugees and immigrants to the United States: Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Iran, Laos, Liberia, Peru, Somalia, Sudan, and the Ukraine.

Each country profile features: statistics about the country, a historical synopsis, an overview of the county's official education policy, cultural perspectives, and a problem-solution section containing classroom strategies. The linguistic systems of the languages featured are also included for teacher reference.

Also included is information about teacher-student relationships, discipline and class management, and appropriate non-verbal communication. This volume provides invaluable insight into refugee and immigrant students' cultural and educational backgrounds and gives instructors the tools to translate this information into effective classroom strategies.

Synopsis:

Lives in Two Languages explores identity and multiculturalism through readings that aim to help teachers-in-training gain better insight into their students' lives.

Lives in Two Languages focuses on the experience of multicultural authors--like Richard Rodriguez, Amy Tan, Eva Hoffman, Chang-rae Lee, and Julia Alvarez--whose experiences can be related to anyone who has moved from one culture or subculture to another. As such, this text is an excellent comprehensive introduction to the multicultural experience for teachers and educators in all disciplines, as well as of interest to anyone interested in language culture and psychological process of identity.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780472030347
Author:
Watkins Goffman, Linda
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Author:
Zollner, Elizabeth L.
Author:
Decapua, Andrea
Author:
Eckstein, Leslie Kosel
Author:
Miranda, Ariadne
Author:
Wintergerst, Ann C.
Author:
Mohamed, Amna
Author:
Watkins-Goffman, Linda
Author:
Kalaydjian, Kimberly
Author:
Flaitz, Jeffra JoAnn
Author:
Mitchell, Deborah
Author:
Watkins-Goffman, Linda
Author:
Smith-Palinkas, Barbara
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Multicultural Education
Subject:
Professional Development
Subject:
Identity (psychology)
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
English as a Second Language
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Michigan Teacher Training
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 maps
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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Experiential activities to improve the multicultural classroom

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The one reference every school today needs to understand its students

"Synopsis" by ,
Understanding Your Refugee and Immigrant Students is an excellent resource for educators who work with refugees and immigrants. This well-researched volume-including interviews with students from the profiled countries-provides a wealth of information about the specific schooling traditions, practices, circumstances, and expectations that follow these individuals to their new homes in North America and influence their learning experience. The author has focused her research on 18 countries that contribute a majority of refugees and immigrants to the United States: Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Iran, Laos, Liberia, Peru, Somalia, Sudan, and the Ukraine.

Each country profile features: statistics about the country, a historical synopsis, an overview of the county's official education policy, cultural perspectives, and a problem-solution section containing classroom strategies. The linguistic systems of the languages featured are also included for teacher reference.

Also included is information about teacher-student relationships, discipline and class management, and appropriate non-verbal communication. This volume provides invaluable insight into refugee and immigrant students' cultural and educational backgrounds and gives instructors the tools to translate this information into effective classroom strategies.

"Synopsis" by ,
Lives in Two Languages explores identity and multiculturalism through readings that aim to help teachers-in-training gain better insight into their students' lives.

Lives in Two Languages focuses on the experience of multicultural authors--like Richard Rodriguez, Amy Tan, Eva Hoffman, Chang-rae Lee, and Julia Alvarez--whose experiences can be related to anyone who has moved from one culture or subculture to another. As such, this text is an excellent comprehensive introduction to the multicultural experience for teachers and educators in all disciplines, as well as of interest to anyone interested in language culture and psychological process of identity.

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