ISBN-10:
0325005486
ISBN-13:
9780325005485
Pub. Date:
09/10/2003
Publisher:
Heinemann
One Classroom, Many Worlds: Teaching and Learning in the Cross-Cultural Classroom / Edition 1

One Classroom, Many Worlds: Teaching and Learning in the Cross-Cultural Classroom / Edition 1

by Jacklyn B ClaytonJacklyn B Clayton
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Overview

Jacklyn Blake Clayton challenges the notion of "tolerance" for cultural differences-a notion that implies resignation, passivity, superiority-and offers instead another challenge-to understand the building blocks of all cultures. This understanding is the keystone that holds together a variety of world views and creates a more solid structure for meaningful interactions between teachers and students.

Each chapter of her book looks at an aspect of culture that affects the classroom:

  • how children are socialized
  • how values can differ from culture to culture
  • how learning styles may be influenced
  • how verbal and nonverbal communication differ across cultures
  • how immigrant children acculturate
  • how the mainstream classroom in the United States has its own culture.
Deftly combining theory and practice, Clayton incorporates into her book general suggestions for applying concepts to the classroom, plus numerous sections called "Try this!" with specific questions, prompts, or activities to promote inquiry and reflection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780325005485
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 09/10/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 5 - 11 Years

About the Author

Born in Turkey of Anglo-American parents, Jacklyn Blake Clayton grew up bilingual and bicultural. She started her 20-year professional career by teaching EFL in middle and high school in Turkey. She returned to the United States and taught K-12 English language learners. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Education at Boston University.

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