Global mobility and immigration have greatly diversified and enhanced the linguistic and cultural landscape of schools and communities. Yet, pre-adolescent children's integrative orientation lead to fast acquisition of the new language, identity shift, and changing communication patterns with peers and family members. This is precipitated in part by pedagogical approaches in schools and present a challenge to parental efforts to preserve the home language. At the same time, the growing number of post-adolescent heritage learners seeking to revitalize their native languages further underscores the need to develop alternative pedagogical approaches and prepare teachers who embrace diversity and enhance multilingual and multicultural contexts.
講師：Dorit Kaufman, Ph.D.
Professor of Linguistics
Stony Brook University, The State University of New York
Dorit Kaufman, Ph.D. is Professor of Linguistics and former Director of the Professional Education Program (2001-2017) at Stony Brook University. Her research publications include native language development and attrition in immigrant children and development of oral and written narration in bilingual and attrition contexts. Her research in teacher education and pedagogy focuses on content-based language learning, constructivist pedagogy, reflective practice, professional standards, assessment, and interdisciplinary collaboration for professional growth in the field of Teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). She is the recipient of the New York State R. Neal Appleby Outstanding Teacher Educator Award and the State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor's and President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching.