Improving Schooling for Language Minority Children: A Research Agenda

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How do we effectively teach children from homes in which a language other than English is spoken? In Improving Schooling for Language-Minority Children, a committee of experts focuses on this central question, striving toward the construction of a strong and credible knowledge base to inform the activities of those who educate children as well as those who fund and conduct research. The book reviews a broad range of studies--from basic ones on language, literacy, and learning to others in educational settings. The committee proposes a research agenda that responds to issues of policy and practice yet maintains scientific integrity. This comprehensive volume provides perspective on the history of bilingual education in the United States; summarizes relevant research on development of a second language, literacy, and content knowledge; reviews past evaluation studies; explores what we know about effective schools and classrooms for these children; examines research on the education of teachers of culturally and linguistically diverse students; critically reviews the system for the collection of education statistics as it relates to this student population; and recommends changes in the infrastructure that supports research on these students.

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Diane August and Kenji Hakuta, Editors; Committee on Developing a Research Agenda on the Education of Limited English Proficient and Bilingual Students, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/04/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780309054973
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 504
  • ID: 9780309054973
  • weight: 912
  • ISBN10: 0309054974

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