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Author Toohey, Kelleen, 1950-

Title Learning English at school : identity, social relations, and classroom practice / Kelleen Toohey
Published Clevedon [England] ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, 2000


Description 1 online resource (vii, 152 pages) : illustrations
Series Bilingual education and bilingualism ; 20
Bilingual education and bilingualism ; 20.
Contents 1. Framing Story: Theory, Setting and Methodology. -- Learners and Learning in Second Language Acquisition Research. -- Learners as Socially/Historically/Politically Constructed. -- Learning as Socially/Historically/Politically Constructed. -- The Sociality of Development. -- The Dialogic Perspective. -- Communities of Practice. -- Research Questions. -- The Research Site. -- Methodology -- 2. Kindergarten Stories. -- Life in Kindergarten. -- The Children's Stories. -- Coda -- 3. Constructing School Identities: Kindergarten Meta-stories. -- Being a Child/Becoming a Student. -- Aspects of School Identity -- 4. 'Break them up, take them away': Practices in the Grade 1 Classroom. -- Sitting in Your Own Desk. -- Using Your Own Things. -- Using Your Own Words and Ideas
Summary "This book focuses on a common set of circumstances in Canada, the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand in which increasing numbers of young children from minority language backgrounds are taught in mainstream English-medium classrooms. It provides a longitudinal ethnography of a group of children learning English in a Canadian school, from the beginning of kindergarten to the end of Grade 2. Throughout, sociocultural, poststructural and critical theories inform examinations of the children's classrooms as communities that have specific practices. Data collected in each of the three grades are used to explore how practices with respect to identity construction, resource distribution, and discursive organization affect the children's possibilities for learning English."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-147) and index
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Subject English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers.
English language -- Study and teaching -- Social aspects
Language and education -- United States
Education, Bilingual -- United States
Education, Bilingual
English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers
English language -- Study and teaching -- Social aspects
Language and education
United States
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585266301