What Teachers Need to Know About Language

Carolyn Temple Adger, Catherine E. Snow, and Donna Christian (Editors)
Published by Delta Publishing Company


Teachers need deep, broad knowledge about language to support their students' language and literacy development. Five commentaries on this topic, from the perspectives of early childhood education, teacher certification, and teacher preparation and professional development, point out the value and the challenges of improving educators' understanding about language. This volume is intended for educators in teacher preparation and professional development programs, for administrators and policymakers, and for teachers wanting to know more about the role that language plays in linguistically and culturally diverse schools. 2002

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