Multilingualism, Literacy and Dyslexia: A Challenge for Educators
Lindsay Peer, Gavin Reid
David Fulton, 2000 - Education - 290 pages
This book provides current and informative guidance for practitioners involved in areas of literacy, multilingualism and dyslexia. It is an invaluable reference on assessment and support for bilingual learners and those needing to acquire a modern foreign language, and an essential text for staff development. Internationally, practioners face daily challenges in supporting bilingual learners and assessing their needs. Often dyslexic bilingual learners are not identified as their principal difficult is seen as a bilingual one. If they are dyslexics, they will require a different type of support. This book provides a key resource in helping educators respond to this challenge. Reference is made to innovative approaches in technology and other teaching programmes beneficial to multilingual learners. There is also an extended section on learning additional language. With contributions from international practioners and researchers, this book will provide guidance to anyone involved in literacy development, language learning and teaching.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Foreword by The Rt Hon David Blunkett
A Challenge for Educators
22 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
ability able academic achievement activities additional allow approach appropriate areas aspects assessment associated awareness bilingual bilingual children cent chapter child classroom comprehension considerable considered context course cultural difficulties dyslexia dyslexic early effective English evidence examines example experience factors Figure findings foreign language given identify important indicated individual instruction involved issues knowledge language learning learners learning learning difficulties learning disabilities letters linguistic literacy material meaning measures memory methods monolingual multilingual particularly performance phonological poor possible practice present problems processing professionals programmes pupils range reading referred relation scores screening second language similar skills sounds speakers special education specific spelling strategies structure subjects success suggest tasks taught teachers teaching understanding University visual vocabulary Welsh words writing written