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Andy Hancock, Susanne Hermeling, John Landon, Andrea Young (Eds.)
Building on Language Diversity with Young Children
Teacher Education for the Support of Second Language Acquisition
Bd. 55, 2006, 288 S., 24.90 EUR, 24.90 CHF, br., ISBN 3-8258-9786-9
Across Europe there is increasing concern that children from migrant families frequently under-perform in state school systems. The situation makes high demands on nursery and primary teachers whose initial and continuing professional development requires appropriate re-evaluation. The Socrates-Comenius project TESSLA (www.tessla.org) with experts in Estonia, France, Germany, Sweden, Turkey and the UK presents courses that comprise the relevant subject areas: bilingual language acquisition, intercultural and language awareness, language assessment, literacy development and parental involvement. Teacher educators are also provided with a discussion of appropriate methodologies, including problem-based and online learning.
Some of the course materials of the curricula published here will be made available on CD-ROMs in the respective national language. Please contact the authors of the curricula.
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