Learning in Two World: An Integrated Spanish/English Biliteracy Approachreviewed by Nancy Hamberger — 1993
Here is a book that can make a vast
difference in the lives of millions of Spanish-speaking children in
America if their bilingual teachers take its advice and suggestions
to heart. From beginning to end, authors Perez and Torres-Guzman
marshal the best of accumulated knowledge on language and literacy
teaching and learning to delineate and detail an integrated
approach to the development of Spanish-speaking students'
biliteracy in the elementary classroom. Their book is addressed
primarily to Spanish/English bilingual teachers and they use the
Spanish language and Latino culture as resources both to draw on
for examples and to build from in increasing teachers'
understanding of their students' developing biliteracy.
Given my own interest in biliteracy and its development in
American classrooms, I was especially pleased to note that their
definition of biliteracy as "the decoding and encoding of print
using two linguistic and cultural systems in order to convey
messages in a variety of contexts" (p. 51) is entirely consistent
with my own ("any and all instances... (preview truncated at 150 words.) Title:
Learning in Two World: An Integrated Spanish/English Biliteracy ApproachAuthor(s):
Bertha Perez, Maria Torres-GuzmanPublisher:
Addison Wesley , ReadingISBN:
1995Search for book at Amazon.com
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