Teaching Bilingual Children: Beliefs and Behaviors

  • AUTHOR: Suzanne Irujo
  • ISBN-13: 9780838460986 
  • 134 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©1998     Published
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About The Product

Based on a vivid account of Matilde's calssroom, this text is a comprehensive exploration of bilingual education theory and practice.


  • Examines the issues of teaching bilingual children from three distinct perspectives: Teachers' Voices, which are authentic accounts of teachers' experiences; Frameworks, which are comprehensive discussions of theoretical issues; and Investigations, which are inquiry-based activities.

About the Contributor

  • Suzanne Irujo

Table of Contents

1. Bilingual children learn in the same ways as other children
2. Children learn when they are doing something that has an authentic purpose
3. Children learn by doing
4. Children learn when their teachers believe in them, in themselves, and in what they are doing
5. Children learn when they are involved in determining what and how they will learn
6. Children learn when they have control over the technology used to help them learn
7. The amount of use of each language, and the ways in which each is used, should be consciously determined
8. Children must be assessed in ways that reflect natural language use and the ways in which they learn
9. Culture is an integral part of the curriculum and of classroom organization