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ERIC Number: ED525647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 192
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-5114-6
Educating Emergent Bilinguals: Policies, Programs, and Practices for English Language Learners. Language & Literacy Series
Garcia, Ofelia; Kleifgen, Jo Anne
Teachers College Press
This comprehensive and insightful book shows how present educational policies and practices to educate language minority students in the United States ignore an essential characteristic--their emergent bilingualism. In one accessible guide, the authors compile the most up-to-date research findings to demonstrate how ignoring children's bilingualism perpetuates inequities in their schooling. What makes this book truly useful is that it offers a thorough description of alternative practices that would transform our schools and students' futures, such as building on students' home languages and literacy practices in schools, as well as incorporating curricular and pedagogical innovations, new approaches to parent and community engagement, and alternative assessment tools. Providing critical research, rich theoretical perspective, and meaningful blueprints for effective pedagogy, "Educating Emergent Bilinguals" is essential reading for all teachers of language-minority students, as well as principals, superintendents, and policymakers. [Foreword by Jim Cummins.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A