This exciting new edition of a classic, best-selling text lays a solid foundation for creating meaningful interaction in the language classroom. A new focus on participatory teaching draws on cutting-edge critical pedagogy to support an already comprehensive research base and the writing is even friendlier and more accessible than ever! The Third Edition ofMaking It Happenfeatures: Acyclicapproach to theory and practice, reflecting the understanding that theory and practice constantly inform each other. Three additions to the extensivePrograms in Actionsection: -- California's Valley Center Spanish/English Program -- A Chinese/English program in lower Manhattan -- Minnesota's Concordia College Village Immersion Model Case studies for reflection and discussion ranging from elementary through adult. Related readings by Vygotsky, Nieto and Pennycook, representing seminal thinking in language teaching. The importance of meeting standards and of reflective teaching, so teachers understand the value of examining their own beliefs and practices. "Making It Happenis a complete text with a great balance between theory and practice, and a wonderful and useful presentation of all the issues a teacher in training needs to be aware of. I would recommend its use for any training course as its sole text...I find it very complete." --Alejandra Parra Nova Southeastern UniversityRichard-Amato, Patricia A. is the author of 'Making It Happen From Interactive to Participatory Language Teaching Theory and Practice', published 2003 under ISBN 9780130601933 and ISBN 0130601934.
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