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Dr. Helaine W. Marshall authors new book: "Making the Transition to Classroom Success"

Culturally Responsive Teaching for Struggling Language Learners
Helaine W. Marshall & Andrea DeCapua


Helaine Marshall,Director of TESOL/Bilingual Education/LOTE Programs
Associate Professor of Education
LIU Hudson

LIU Hudson Making the Transition to Classroom SuccessLearners with no, minimal, or limited exposure to formal education generally do not share the expectations and assumptions of their new setting; as a result, they are likely to find themselves confounded by the ways in which the language and content are presented, practiced and assessed in Western-style educational settings. Institutions and teachers must tailor therefore their instruction to this population. This book examines how understanding secondary and adult L2 learners’ educational paradigm, rooted deeply in their past experiences and cultural orientation, provides a key to the solution to a lack of progress.

Making the Transition to Classroom Success broadens the applications of the MALP model and includes a chapter on flipped classrooms. This book builds on two earlier books, Meeting the Needs of Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Schooling and Breaking New Ground: Teaching Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education in U.S. Secondary Schools.

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Posted 08/01/2013

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