Breaking New Ground for SLIFE

The Mutually Adaptive Learning Paradigm
Second Edition
Andrea DeCapua and Helaine W. Marshall
Helping educators support and teach students with limited or interrupted schooling


In its second edition, Breaking New Ground for SLIFE builds on its model for supporting students who are new to English and may have experienced a disruption in their schooling. The practices presented in this book emerge from the belief that education for students with limited or interrupted formal education, also known as SLIFE, should not be remedial but should build on the students’ experiences and existing areas of knowledge. This edition has been heavily improved through research in the field, feedback from teachers, and new scholarly treatments of the topic. This new edition explores the MALP approach, highlights how technology can be incorporated into educational projections, and explores a series of international case studies.

By reading Building New Ground for SLIFE, educators will:

- Further develop their understanding of the needs of students of limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE)
- ​Learn about the Mutually Adaptive Learning Paradigm (MALP) and how to integrate it into their classrooms
- Discover and learn about the MALP instructional approach and how to use it to develop a project-based curriculum using examples from teachers in the field

Product Details

  • 6 x 9.
  • 248pp.
Available for sale worldwide

  • Paper
  • June 2023
  • 978-0-472-03933-3

  • $29.95 U.S.

  • Ebook
  • June 2023
  • 978-0-472-22120-2

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