Managing Diversity in Education

This volume features the latest research from eight different countries, and will appeal to anyone involved in the educational integration of immigrant children and adolescents.

Managing Diversity in Education

Diversity - social, cultural, linguistic and ethnic - poses a challenge to all educational systems. Some authorities, schools and teachers look upon it as a problem, an obstacle to the achievement of national educational goals, while for others it offers new opportunities. Successive PISA reports have laid bare the relative lack of success in addressing the needs of diverse school populations and helping children develop the competences they need to succeed in society. The book is divided into three parts that deal in turn with policy and its implications, pedagogical practice, and responses to the challenge of diversity that go beyond the language of schooling. This volume features the latest research from eight different countries, and will appeal to anyone involved in the educational integration of immigrant children and adolescents.

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The Language of Schooling
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Mary J. Schleppegrell
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-04-26 - Publisher: Routledge

This book is about how language is used in the context of schooling. It demonstrates that the variety of English expected at school differs from the interactional language that students use for social purposes outside of school, and provides a linguistic analysis of the challenges of the school curriculum, particularly
English as a Language of Teaching and Learning for Community Secondary Schools in Tanzania
Language: en
Pages: 170
Authors: Elia Shabani Mligo, Mikael Mwashilindi
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-07 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

This book examines the challenges posed by English, a foreign language, as a language of teaching and learning for community secondary schools in Tanzania in terms of academic performance. The book probes the necessity for having two languages of instruction in the Tanzanian educational system. While Kiswahili, the native language,
Guide for the development and implementation of curricula for plurilingual and intercultural education
Language: en
Pages: 170
Authors: Jean-Claude Beacco, Michael Byram, Marisa Cavalli, Daniel Coste, Mirjam Egli Cuenat, Francis Goullier, Johanna Panthier
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-01 - Publisher: Council of Europe

Understanding and experiencing the diversity of languages and cultures is both an aim of and a resource for quality education Plurilingual and intercultural education is a response to the needs and requirements of quality education, covering the acquisition of competences, knowledge and attitudes, diversity of learning experiences, and construction of
Schooling and the Acquisition of Knowledge
Language: en
Pages: 460
Authors: Richard C. Anderson, Rand J. Spiro, William E Montague
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-13 - Publisher: Routledge

Originally published in 1977, this book reports the proceedings of a conference sponsored by the Navy Personnel Research and Development Center. The one common thread running through all of the formal papers and dialogue was that the knowledge a person already possesses is the principal determiner of what that individual
Dilemmas of Schooling
Language: en
Pages: 299
Authors: Ann Berlak, Harold Berlak
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-08 - Publisher: Routledge

This study illuminates how the everyday activity of teachers raises profound economic, cultural, ethical, political and research issues, and provides a new and fruitful way of examining the practice of teaching. The first part of the book offers a detailed description of sensitively recorded school situations, arising from work carried