Learning English at School Identity, Social Relations and Classroom Practice Author: Kelleen Toohey

Format:
Paperback - 160 pages
Related Formats:
Hardback 
ISBN:
9781853594816
Published:
31 Mar 2000
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
245 x 174
Availability:
Available

Summary

This book considers the application of sociocultural theory to understanding how minority language background children learn English in the context of their classrooms. Based on a longitudinal ethnography, it is suggested that understanding the pivotal role of social interaction in learning implies new perspectives both for SLA research and for effective instructional practice.

Author Biography:

Kelleen Toohey teaches in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada. Her research generally concerns language education for ethnic/cultural/linguistic minorities and she has worked with heritage, First Nations and English language teachers in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia.





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