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1. Integrating Language and Content Instruction. British Columbia, Ministry of Education, 1987. , diplomats, business people, counsellors, editors; Intrapersonalpeople with strong introspective personalities. , writers, business people. Gardner, who has investigated intelligence and human potentials for many years and across many cultures, holds expansive views on both. Why, he argues, should one area be called a talent and another, an intelligence? Schools, he adds, are biased in favour of two areas of intelligence: linguistic and logical-mathematical.
Errors in speech should not be corrected unless they seriously affect the meaning of the student's message. In other words, we should never stop the flow of a child's excitement in sharing an idea to correct his or her pronunciation or grammar (unless we don't understand the ideas). We can always make a mental note to address some of these errors at a later time (conferencing/individual feedback). Showing such restraint is often hard for us as teachers. But, we must try to remember, when students are just beginning to talk they are usually proud of or excited about something and it is most discouraging to be halted, corrected and forced to repeat something.
And, then I thoughtwhat was I doing right in my own class that everybody so naturally spoke out and we learned in all our languages? M. Patrone, Teacher In "Empowering Minority Students," Cummins describes educational approaches as being either empowering or disabling, and as either additive or subtractive of culture and language. He argues that if educators see their role as one of replacing or subtracting the students' language and culture so that they can superimpose English, then they are likely to disempower those children.