ERIC Number: ED441919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Excellence and Equity for Language Minority Students: Critical Issues and Promising Practices.
Basterra, Maria del Rosario, Ed.
The chapters in this collection provide the reader with a unified and systemic framework in which issues of excellence and equity are presented and discussed. The publication is structured to address critical issues and promising practices for linguistically and culturally diverse students in the areas of instruction, assessment, and parent involvement. The chapters are: (1) "School Reform in the Context of Linguistic and Cultural Diversity: Issues of Equity and Excellence" (Eugene Garcia); (2) "Attributes of Effective Schools and Classrooms for English Language Learners" (Diane August); (3) "Teaching beyond the Middle: Meeting the Needs of Underschooled and High-Achieving Immigrant Students" (JoAnn Crandall and Les Greenblatt); (4) "Focus on Assessment: Critical Issues Affecting the Educational Success of Language Minority Students" (Else Hamayan); (5) "Promising Practices for Language Minority Students: State and Local Perspectives" (Margo Gottlieb); (6) "Parental Involvement: The Need To Include Parents of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds" (Alberto Ochoa); and (7) "Building Effective Family/School Partnerships: Effective Practices in Arlington County Public Schools" (Theresa Bratt, Rosa Briceno, and Emma Violand-Sanchez). (Each chapter contains references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student), Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Equal Education, Excellence in Education, Language Minorities, Models
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
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