Language : English
Published : 2016
Pages : 368
Teaching Language in Context
Language is at the heart of the learning process. We learn through language. Our knowledge about the world is constructed in language—the worlds of home and the community, the worlds of school subjects, the worlds of literature, the worlds of the workplace, and so on. It is through language that we interact with others and build our identities. Teachers’ explanations, classroom discussions, assessment of student achievement, and students’ understanding, composition, and evaluation of texts are all mediated through language. In this book, we will be exploring how an explicit understanding of how language works enables students to make informed choices in their use and understanding of texts.
As educators, our job is to make sure that all students have a good command of the language needed to succeed in school and beyond. In order to do this, teachers need to know about language and how it works. This book is intended as an introduction to the language that students encounter in the various curriculum areas as they move through the years of schooling, and it will enable teachers to:
– plan units of work that are sensitive to the language demands placed on students
– design activities with a language focus
– select texts for reading at an appropriate level
– analyse texts to identify relevant language and visual features
– create teaching materials that integrate an awareness of language
– help students to access meanings created through a variety of media (written, spoken, visual, multimodal)
– provide explicit support in developing students’ writing and composing
– assess students’ written work
– extend students’ ability to articulate what they are learning.
Pre-Order (3-4 weeks)
Cambridge English for Schools Practice Tests have been designed to familiarise students with the level and format of the Cambridge English Key, Preliminary and First (previously known as KET, PET and FCE) for Schools examinations. Students can be assured that they will receive the relevant, up-to-date, appropriate training to successfully undertake these tests. The guidance and tips sections advise students on how to approach each part of the examination and allow them to improve the skills required.
About the Author
Linda Wilson has been teaching in Further Education since 1984. She started as a variable hours lecturer and went on to hold a full-time teaching post after taking her teaching qualifications; she has since gained a Master’s Degree in the Management of Education. Linda became involved in staff training and teacher training during the 90s and is currently Director of Human Resources at Tamworth and Lichfield College.
One of the noteworthy global achievements of the past two decades has been the remarkable increase in thenumber of children attending school and the number of children completing the primary cycle. As more children start school, the focus has shifted toward the quality of their education—on true learning, not just schooling. The critical role played by teachers to enhance the quality of education is especially salient in a populous, geographically dispersed, and culturally diverse country such as Indonesia. With close to three million teachers, Indonesia has one of the largest and most diverse cadres of educators in the world. The comprehensive Teacher and Lecturer Law, approved by the Indonesian government in 2005, radically reformed the management and development of those teachers. Teacher Reform in Indonesia: The Role of Politics and Evidence in Policy Making features a comprehensive analysis of the teaching profession and the impact of recent reforms, which included the doubling of a teacher’s basic pay once he/she satisfies the conditions necessary for certification—a factor that has improved the status ofteachers and attracted better candidates to teacher training institutions. This book provides a description of the political and economic context in which the reform was developed and implemented as wellas an analysis of how the reform affected teacher quality and student outcomes. The book’s framework promotes an approach to reforms based on improving the nature of teacher recruitment; preservice education; induction, mentoring, and probation; formal certification; continuing professional development; teacher performance appraisal; and ongoing career development. The recent history of teacher reform in Indonesia can inform other countries seeking to improve their educational systems and, ultimately, the success of their teachers and students. This book should therefore be of particular interest to Ministries of Education that contemplate similar reforms and development agencies and practitioners that seek to support country efforts to strengthen the teaching profession.
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