Creating Classroom Communities of Learning: International Case Studies and Perspectives
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Published: 11/06/2009
Uploaded: 11/06/2009
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Tags: Creating Classroom Communities, Maria Torres-Guzman

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Description/Abstract: Book Talk: Creating Classroom Communities of Learning: International Case Studies and Perspectives, Thursday, 11/12, 4-5:30pm

Join us for a warm and engaging discussion with Professor Marķa E. Torres-Guzman, professor in bilingual/multicultural education at Teachers College, Columbia University, as we extend our congratulations. Following her October book talks on language, education, and multilingualism, Maria Torres-Guzman will deliver her third Fall book talk, this time on Creating Classroom Communities of Learning: International Case Studies and Perspectives (Multilingual Matters, 2008, co-edited with Roger Barnard).

Contained with the "New Perspectives on Language and Education" series, Dr. Torres-Guzman's new publication explores nine exceptional case studies of teaching and learning in Japan, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, United States, Taiwan, England, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Canada. Numerous authors show how teachers and their students together build culturally appropriate learning attitudes and behaviors to reveal similarities and differences across diverse linguistic and ethnic backgrounds. Using an innovative approach, the book includes a transcribed conversation between Maria Torres Guzman, Roger Barnard, and John Fanselow (TC Professor Emeriti) on the meaning and importance of communities of learning to encourage continuing dialogue.

Professor Marķa E. Torres-Guzman is a professor in bilingual/multicultural education at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. She has primarily focused on teacher development and cultural aspects of the education of language minority populations in the United States, Spain and elsewhere.

Roger Barnard is a senior lecturer in applied linguistics at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He has spent many years working with language teachers of young learners in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Where: 305 Russell