Jocelyn Smrekar's Article 'Early Childhood Bilingual Classrooms' Article Review by hicaliber

Jocelyn Smrekar's Article 'Early Childhood Bilingual Classrooms'
This paper analyzes the article 'Early Childhood Bilingual Classrooms' by Jocelyn Smrekar (2005) from "Making a Difference in the Lives of Bilingual/Bi-cultural Children".
# 94191 | 1,420 words | 5 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Apr 23, 2007 in Education (Special) , Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Social Issues)


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This paper explains that Jocelyn Smrekar in her article 'Early Childhood Bilingual Classrooms' by (2005) suggests that the bilingual education of young children should not be merely about language acquisition but also about a kind of cultural meeting of the minds of teachers and students of a variety of different backgrounds. The author points out that Smrekar's views in this sense coalesces with the esteemed cognitive academic language learning approach (CALLA), which states that valuing the student's own prior knowledge and cultural experiences and relating this knowledge to academic learning in a new language and culture is a key aspect of creating a learning-friendly environment for foreign language acquisition. The paper criticizes Smrekar because, unlike CALLA, she does not give much advice for teachers in terms of creating hands-on approaches that might be effective in the everyday life of the classroom.

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Sample of Sources Used:

  • Chamot, Anna Uhl. "The Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach in the Foreign Language Classroom." NCRC Official Website. Retrieved 11 May 2006 at http://www.nclrc.org/readings/hottopics/calla.html
  • Chamot and J. Michael O'Malley, Anna Uhl (1994) CALLA Handbook: Implementing the Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.
  • Chamot, A. U., & O'Malley, J. M. (1996). "The Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach (CALLA): A model for linguistically diverse classrooms." The Elementary School Journal. 96 (3): 259-273.
  • The Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach (CALLA)" (2006) Overview of CALLA. Official Website. Retrieved 11 May 2006 athttp://www.gwu.edu/~calla/website/overview.html
  • Smrekar, Jocelyn. (2005) "Early Childhood Bilingual Classrooms." From Making a Difference in the Lives of Bilingual/Bicultural Children. Edited by Lourdes, Diaz, & Souta. New York: Peter Long Publishing.

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APA Format

Jocelyn Smrekar's Article 'Early Childhood Bilingual Classrooms' (2007, April 23) Retrieved December 09, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/jocelyn-smrekar-article-early-childhood-bilingual-classrooms-94191/

MLA Format

"Jocelyn Smrekar's Article 'Early Childhood Bilingual Classrooms'" 23 April 2007. Web. 09 December. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/article-review/jocelyn-smrekar-article-early-childhood-bilingual-classrooms-94191/>

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