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Teaching Bilingual/Bicultural Children

Teachers Talk about Language and Learning


Lourdes Diaz Soto and Haroon Kharem

This edited volume is dedicated to contemporary teachers. Its goal is to provide a practical book for in-service and pre-service teachers of bilingual/bicultural children. The authors, each of whom is herself bilingual/bicultural, share personal wisdom garnered from working in classrooms with bilingual/bicultural learners. This book provides practical knowledge for teachers who are struggling to meet the needs of increasingly diverse classrooms.
Contents: Antonia Darder: Foreword – Lourdes Diaz Soto/Haroon Kharem: Introduction – Lourdes Diaz Soto/Haroon Kharem: Engaging the World of Teacher Preparation on Behalf of Bilingual/Bicultural Learners – Charise Pimentel: Color-coded Bilingualism – Linda Guardia Jackson/Sheila Bernal Guzman/Guadalupe Ramos: Learning a Borderland Professional Identity – Alma Rubal-Lopez: Nuyorican – Luis Urrieta, Jr.: Whitestreaming: Why Some Latinas/os Fear Bilingual Education – Maria R. Scharrón-del Río: Puertorriqueña como yo – Delida Sanchez: Race Matters for Bilingual/Bicultural Children – Octavio Pimentel: Mi Pobre Guerito – Frances V. Rains/Melody Bidtah/Lovera Black Crow/Kara Horton/Toni Jones: American Indian Mothers Speaking from the Heart – Marion Lynch: The Role of Teacher Beliefs in the Bilingual/Bicultural Classroom – Lena Boustani Darwich: Responsive Teaching: Our Muslim Students’ Learning Expectations – Noelle Gentile: Exploration for School Action-Based Learning – Mercedes E. Cepeda: Culture and Language in the Classroom from the Perspective of a Latina Teacher – Sharon L. Hixon: Teachers Overcoming Silence – Elizabeth P. Quintero: Learning from Children’s and Teachers’ Stories – Irene V. Garza: Immigrants in Our Own Land – Haroon Kharem/Genevieve Collura: Teachers Rethinking Their Pedagogical Attitudes in the Bicultural/Bilingual Classroom.