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Handbook of Research on Cross-Cultural Approaches to Language and Literacy Development

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With rapid technological and cultural advancements, the 21st century has witnessed the wide scale development of transnationalist economies, which has led to the concurrent evolution of language and literacy studies, expanding cross-cultural approaches to literacy and communication. Current language education applies new technologies and multiple modes of text to a diverse range of cultural contexts, enhancing the classroom experience for multi-lingual learners. The Handbook of Research on Cross-Cultural Approaches to Language and Literacy Development provides an authoritative exploration of cross-cultural approaches to language learning through extensive research that illuminates the theoretical frameworks behind multicultural pedagogy and its myriad applications for a globalized society. With its comprehensive coverage of transnational case studies, trends in literacy teaching, and emerging instructive technologies, this handbook is an essential reference source for K-20 educators, administrators in school districts, English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers, and researchers in the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA). This diverse publication features comprehensive and accessible articles on the latest instructional pedagogies and strategies, current empirical research on cross-cultural language development, and the unique challenges faced by teachers, researchers, and policymakers who promote cross-cultural perspectives.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Foreword
    1. REFERENCES
  6. Preface
    1. REFERENCES
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Learners' Language and Literacy Practices in Cross-Cultural Contexts
    1. Chapter 1: An Assessment Project on the “Literacy-on-the-Job” Needs of Young Adults in Sierra Leone
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODS
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Biliteracy and Human Capital in Texas Border Colonias
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A PORTRAIT OF COLONIAS ON THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER
      4. METHOD
      5. DISCUSSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: International Family Configurations in Tokyo and their Cross-Cultural Approaches to Language Socialization
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION: LANGUAGE SOCIALISATION
      6. SUMMARY AND LIMITATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Constructing a Third Space
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LITERACY AS A TOOL
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. FINDINGS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 5: Leveled Literacy Intervention
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FINDINGS
      5. INSTRUCTIONAL IMPLICATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 6: Parental Perspectives on Dual Language Classrooms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FRAME
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. METHODS
      6. FINDINGS
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Section 2: Teachers' Language and Literacy Practices in Cross-Cultural Contexts
    1. Chapter 7: Pedagogical Challenges in Cross-Cultural Chinese Language Teaching
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: IMMERSION TEACHING AND CHALLENGES
      4. METHOD
      5. RESEARCH FINDINGS
      6. DISCUSSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 8: Cross-Cultural Affordances of Digital Storytelling
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      6. RESULTS
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 9: Using Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Electronic Storybooks in ESL Teacher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FINDINGS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 10: Exploring the Interstices of Literate, Linguistic, and Cultural Diversity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. ADDITIONAL READING
      7. Key Terms and Definitions
    5. Chapter 11: Becoming Teacher Researchers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION AND TIMELINE
      5. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS
      6. METHODS
      7. GLOBAL DOMAINS OF CHANGE: CODING AND ANALYSIS
      8. FLIPPING THE SCRIPT: NEGOTIATING A SOCIOCULTURAL CURRICULUM
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. ADDITIONAL READING
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      14. ENDNOTE
    6. Chapter 12: Diversity and Teacher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. DISCUSSION: ISSUES, SOLUTIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 3: Conceptualizing Cross-Cultural Language and Literacy Research and Practice
    1. Chapter 13: Transnational Immigrant Youth Literacies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      5. AN INTRODUCTION TO MESOAMERICAN WRITING SYSTEMS
      6. CURRENT RESEARCH ON TRANSNATIONAL LITERACY PRACTICES
      7. DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 14: Sociolinguistic and Educational Perspectives on Code Switching in Classrooms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 15: Fostering True Literacy in the Commonwealth Caribbean
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EDUCATION IN THE COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN: ITS GENESIS
      4. DEMOCRACY IN CLASSROOMS IN THE COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN AND LITERACY
      5. UNIVERSAL SECONDARY EDUCATION AND LITERACY
      6. TECHNOLOGY AND LITERACY
      7. PROMOTING LITERACY IN THE COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN: BRIDGING THE CULTURAL DIVIDE
      8. TRUE LITERACY: THE WAY FORWARD FOR THE COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      13. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 16: Consolidating Commonalities in Language and Literacy to Inform Policy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LITERACY INITIATIVES AND IMPACT
      5. LITERACY ASSESSMENT
      6. DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 17: The Role of Context in Defining Secondary Language Arts Instruction
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 18: Critical Bilingual Leadership for Emergent Bilingual Students
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
    7. Chapter 19: Learning Arabic through Language of Journalism
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MODERN STANDARDS FOR ANALOGY
      5. CULTURE INTERMINGLING AND LANGUAGE LEARNING
      6. TRANSLATION ISSUES AND PROBLEMS
      7. THE REPRESENTATION AND EXPLANATIONS OF NEOLOGISTIC CREATIONS
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. ADDITIONAL READING
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      14. ENDNOTES
      15. APPENDIX A: ARABIC IT NEOLOGISMS
      16. APPENDIX B: ARABIC ECONOMIC NEOLOGISMS
      17. APPENDIX C: ARABIC POLITICAL NEOLOGISMS
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors