1st Edition

Technology-Mediated Learning Environments for Young English Learners
Connections In and Out of School

Edited By

L. Leann Parker

ISBN 9780805862331
Published November 15, 2007 by Routledge
336 Pages

USD $56.95

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Book Description

This book explores issues related to the use of technologies to support young second-language learners and looks at promising areas for research, design, and development. Grounded in a sociocultural theoretical framework, it invites educators, researchers, and educational technology developers to consider a range of social and cultural factors in utilizing technology as a tool to help children from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds develop their English-language and reading skills. A major contribution is the authors’ consideration of ways that technology outside of school can benefit these students’ English-language development in school. The central chapters are counter pointed by invited reflections that bring to the discussion different, yet complementary, perspectives from notable scholars in the field of second-language literacy and learning.

Technology-Mediated Learning Environments for Young English-Language Learners is targeted to researchers, educators, and policymakers in the areas of elementary education, after-school learning, second-language teaching and learning, English language and literacy development, and reading.

Table of Contents


Selected Contets:

Preface and Acknowledgments

List of Contributors

CHAPTER 1: Introduction: Technology-Based Learning Environments for Young English Learners In and Out of School (Leann Parker, University of California, Berkeley)

CHAPTER 2: Technology and Literacy Development of Latino Youth (Richard Duran, University of California, Santa Barbara)

REFLECTION: Literacy and English Learners: Where Does Technology Fit? (Robert Rueda, University of Southern California)

CHAPTER 3: Technology, Literacy, and Young Second Language Learners: Designing Educational Futures (Jim Cummins, University of Toronto)

REFLECTION: Rules of Engagement for Achieving Educational Futures (Olga A. Vasquez, University of California, San Diego)

CHAPTER 4: Developing New Literacies Among Multilingual Learners in the Elementary Grades (Jill Castek, Donald J. Leu, Jr., Julie Coiro, Mileidis Gort, Laurie A. Henry, and Clarisse O. Lima; University of Connecticut)

REFLECTION: Integrating Language, Culture, and Technology to Achieve New Literacies for All (Bridget Dalton, Center for Applied Special Technologies, Inc.)

CHAPTER 5: Technology and Second Language Learning: Promises and Problems (Yong Zhao and Chun Lai, Michigan State University)

REFLECTION: Technology and Second Language Learning: Current Resources, Tools and Techniques (Gary A. Cziko, University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign)

CHAPTER 6: Technology in Support of Young English Learners In and Out of School (Leann Parker, University of California, Berkeley)

REFLECTION: ELLS and Technology: Transforming Teaching and Learning (Carla Meskill, State University of New York at Albany)

CHAPTER 7: Technology Opening Opportunities for ELL Students: Attending to the Linguistic Character of These Students (Eugene E. Garcia, Arizona State University)

CHAPTER 8: Conclusion: Reflecting on Technology and Young English Learners (L. Leann Parker, University of California, Berkeley)

Author Index

Subject Index

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