Teaching and Learning in Multicultural Schools: An Integrated Approach

Author: Elizabeth Coelho

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Multilingual Matters
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245mm x 174mm

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Many educators in urban areas are faced with the challenge of educating students who have recently arrived from other countries, or are the children of immigrants; in addition, there is increasing concern about the educational needs of historical 'minority groups'. Written in a clear and straightforward style, this book outlines the relevant theoretical background and provides detailed practical advice for teachers and school administrators in schools serving culturally diverse communities. Topics include: - immigrant resettlement and adjustment; - the role of the school in welcoming newcomers and integrating them into the life of the school; - how to provide an inclusive school and classroom environment; - how to develop a curriculum that includes many cultural perspectives; - how to develop an inclusive instructional style; - how to assess student progress and achievement in the multicultural school.

Elizabeth Coelho is a program consultant with the Toronto District School Board, a large urban school district in Metropolitan Toronto, Canada, where she has had extensive experience with the education of immigrant students. She is also a program co-ordinator and instructor in the in-service teacher education program at the University of Toronto. Her interests include content-based language instruction and antiracist education. She is the author of Caribbean Students in Canadian Schools: Books 1 and 2 and Learning Together in the Multicultural Classroom.

1. Melting Pots and Other Metaphors
2. The Immigrant Experience
3. Getting Started in the Multicultural School
4. An Inclusive School Environment
5. An Inclusive Classroom Community
6. An Inclusive Approach to Instruction
7. An Antiracist Approach to Education
8. An Inclusive Curriculum
9. Assessment in Multicultural Schools

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