Lawrence N. Berlin
Published May 2, 2005
Reference - 158 Pages
ISBN 9780805849882 - CAT# ER7981
Series: Language, Culture, and Teaching Series
Published June 30, 2017
ISBN 9781138437654 - CAT# Y370068
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"...an important contribution to the ongoing discussion on what constitutes effective English as a second language (ESL) teaching practices...Berlin's effective instruction model and participatory framework compel ESL teachers to reflect on and re-examine their perspective on the roles and functions of teachers, students, and the language classroom....this book provides language teacher educators with a valuable supplement to the more traditional texts found in ESL methodology and practicum courses."
—TESL-EJ, September 2006, Vol. 10, No. 2
"The voices of the teachers and learners are rich....The approach is inspiring, and can leave readers with will for reflection, an awareness of the complexities of a living multicultural classroom, and with a motivation to embrace and encourage the co-construction of knowledge in a language learning environment."
—Mary E. Wildner-Bassett, University of Arizona
"Berlin guides the reader into a fully developed understanding of what it means to be engaged in a participatory approach to language learning. This approach, based on the combined principles of Paulo Freire's critical pedagogy and communicative language teaching, is more than a method, and more than an approach. It is an entirely new way to view the roles of teacher and students together....After reading this book, to become participatory on one's classroom becomes a haunting responsibility, if one claims at all to be democratic, a believer in social justice, or one who simply recognizes the uniqueness of each individual as a learner."
—Lorrie S. Verplaetse, Southern Connecticut State University