Cooperative Learning in the Secondary School: Maximizing Language Acquisition, Academic Achievement, and Social Development.
Holt, Daniel D. Chips, Barbara Wallace, Diane Pierce, Lorraine Valdez, ed.
National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Washington, DC.
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This guide discusses the potential of cooperative learning techniques for helping educators transform diversity into a vital resource for promoting secondary students' acquisition of challenging academic subjects. It describes the assumptions underlying cooperative learning for secondary English language learners, as well as what we know about how cooperative learning can be used to promote second language learning, content learning, and the development of interpersonal skills. The guide then outlines examples of cooperative structures and activities for students at the secondary level, aimed at developing teamwork and oral language skills. A sample world history unit for Grade 10 is provided. (cas)