Transformative Pedagogical Perspectives on Home Language Use in Classrooms

Transformative Pedagogical Perspectives on Home Language Use in Classrooms

Janice E. Jules (University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Barbados) and Korah L. Belgrave (University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Barbados)
Projected Release Date: September, 2020|Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 300
ISBN13: 9781799840756|ISBN10: 1799840751|EISBN13: 9781799840763|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4075-6

Description

Linguists, researchers, and other practitioners in language education acknowledge that the resolution of language problems associated with breaking down language and cultural barriers that hinder the growth of learners’ self-identities and national identities is ongoing. In fact, even with decades of research in home language use in the classroom, there are still classrooms worldwide where learners are deprived of the opportunity of building their self-esteem, confidence, and autonomy by communicating with their native language. The global nature of communication requires speakers to use all the languages in their repertoire effectively, thus reinforcing the need to encourage home language use in classrooms.

Transformative Pedagogical Perspectives on Home Language Use in Classrooms is a cutting-edge research publication on the effective use of home language in the classroom that emphasizes the significance of this activity to the success of the overall language development of the learner. Particular attention is given to transformative pedagogy and the provision of valuable insights into how the teacher can guide and assist learners in the development of critical thinking skills. In addition, the book provides content that enables practitioners in language education and parents to explore their roles in assisting children in breaking down the language and cultural barriers that hinder the growth of their self-identity and national identity. Highlighting topics such as engineering education, cultural responsiveness, and transformative pedagogy, this book is essential for linguists, academicians, education professionals, curriculum designers, policymakers, administrators, instructional designers, researchers, and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Bilingual/Multilingual Learners
  • Cultural Responsiveness
  • Early Learning Environments
  • Educational Policy
  • Engineering Education
  • Foreign Language Classroom
  • Home Language
  • Linguistics
  • Preschool Policy
  • School Language
  • Transformative Pedagogy
  • Vernacular Speakers

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

I have been a Lecturer in Linguistics and Communication Studies at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus for the past 28 years. I was responsible for coordinating and teaching in the Foundation language courses which are taken by all The UWI students for the first 12 years. I also taught at the Primary level for 17 years before I joined the University staff. I served as consultant editor for the University magazine, "CHILL" for five years.