[lg policy] Fwd: [Edling] Book: Language in Education: Social Implications

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 Title: Language in Education: Social Implications

Editors: Rita Elaine Silver, Soe Marlar Lwin

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781441151810

Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic

List price: $42.95

Book URL: http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/language-in-education-9781441151810/

Teachers in any subject area must have a basic understanding of how
language is learned and used in educational contexts because language
impacts teaching and learning across all subjects. This book is written
specifically for those teachers and teacher traineeslearning to teach who
want to know more about language learning and use in educational contexts
and, especially, those who care about the social implications of language
in education.

Chapters address crucial questions that teachers must address:
How is language structured?
How is language learned at home and in school, by first, second and
bilingual language learners?
How is language used in classrooms to shape learning?
How does language vary in different regions and due to social
characteristics of users?
How can language be used to make meaning in different modes (oral/written)
and contexts?
How do language policies intersect with education policies, and how do
these impact teachers?

The chapters are full of examples of language use in educational contexts
to help readers understand language in action. The examples not only
highlight key points, they also provide opportunities for readers to deepen
their understanding by experiencing analysis of language. Each chapter
closes with a discussion of relevance to educational settings and questions
which can be used for in-class discussion or personal reflection.
Suggestions for further readings and online viewing are included, and a
comprehensive companion website is available

Table of Contents:
1: What is the role of language in Education? Soe Marlar Lwin and Rita
Elaine Silver

2: What is the structure of language? Lubna Alsagoff and Chee Lick Ho

3: How do we use language to make meaning? Soe Marlar Lwin and Peter Teo

4: Why is there variation within a language? Anthea Fraser Gupta

5: How do children learn language? Theres GrĂ¼ter

6: How do speaking and writing support each other? Christine C. M. Goh and
Paul Doyle
 7: How is language used for learning? Rita Elaine Silver, A. R. Raslinda
and Galyna Kogut

8: How do people use different languages differently? Manka M. Varghese and
Rukmini Becerra Lubies

9: How does policy influence language in education? Francis M. Hult




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