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Calderon, Margarita; Slavin, Robert; Sanchez, Marta – Future of Children, 2011
The fastest-growing student population in U.S. schools today is children of immigrants, half of whom do not speak English fluently and are thus labeled English learners. Although the federal government requires school districts to provide services to English learners, it offers states no policies to follow in identifying, assessing, placing, or…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Second Language Learning, Educational Change, English (Second Language)
Coppola, Julie, Ed.; Primas, Elizabeth V., Ed. – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2009
This comprehensive volume provides important and timely information about how best to teach literacy to ELLs. Contributors have come together to share their ideas on important topics such as increasing engagement and motivation, improving content area instruction, addressing writing instruction, strengthening home-school connections, and providing…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Writing Instruction, English (Second Language), Literacy
Morrow, Lesley Mandel, Ed.; Rueda, Robert, Ed.; Lapp, Diane, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2009
This is the first research handbook to address all dimensions of diversity that have an impact on literacy achievement. Leading experts examine how teaching and learning intersect with cultural and language differences and socioeconomic disparities in today's increasingly diverse schools and communities. The volume weaves compelling research…
Descriptors: Expertise, Reading Comprehension, Literacy Education, Informal Education
Slavin, Robert E., Ed.; Calderon, Margarita, Ed. – 2001
This collection of papers presents the current state of research on effective instructional programs for Hispanic American students. The 10 chapters are: (1) "Effective Programs for Latino Students in Elementary and Middle Schools" (Olatokunbo S. Fashola, Robert E. Slavin, Margarita Calderon, and Richard Duran); (2) "Effective…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Curriculum, Diversity (Student)
Minaya-Rowe, Liliana, Ed. – 2002
This collection of papers includes nine chapters in three parts. Part 1, "Effective Practices in Teacher Training," offers: (1) "Research-Based Teaching Practices that Improve the Education of English Language Learners" (Hersh C. Waxman and Yolanda N. Padron); (2) "Relationship between Pre-Service Teachers' Beliefs About…
Descriptors: Action Research, Beginning Teachers, Bilingual Teachers, Cultural Differences
Hoag, Lydia, Ed. – Laboratory for Student Success (LSS), The Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory, 2004
A growing number of American students are nonnative English speakers. These students are vulnerable to early school exit and schools are facing more and more such students each year. Presently, about 56% of all public school teachers in the United States have at least one English language learner (ELL) student in their class, but less than 20% of…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Second Language Learning, Politics of Education, Instructional Leadership
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Goodwin, Amanda P.; August, Diane; Calderon, Margarita – Language Learning, 2015
The current study unites multiple theories (i.e., the orthographic depth hypothesis and linguistic grain size theory, the simple view of reading, and the common underlying proficiency model) to explore differences in how 113 fourth-grade Spanish-speaking English learners (ELs) approached reading in their native language of Spanish, which is…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension, Reading Processes
Grant, Carl A. – 1992
The paper examines the research on teacher training particularly as it relates to preservice and inservice teacher preparation of teachers to work with limited-English-proficient (LEP) students. It highlights successful programmatic patterns and innovations based on research for preparing teachers to work with LEP students. A discussion of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Christian, Donna, Ed.; Genesee, Fred, Ed. – 2001
This edited volume contains studies demonstrating the linguistic, cultural, and academic contributions that bilingual approaches to education can make around the world. It is divided into three parts and 12 chapters. Chapter one, "Bilingual Education: Contexts and Programs," is an introduction by the editors. Part one, "Learning a…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
Ovando, Carlos J., Ed.; McLaren, Peter, Ed. – 2000
Essays on political issues in multicultural and bilingual education include: "Cultural Recognition and Civil Discourse in Democracy" (Carlos J. Ovando, Peter McLaren); "The Political Life of Language Metaphors in Writings About Diversity in Education" (Sharon Pugh, Ovando, Nicole Schonemann); "Contesting Whiteness:…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Bilingual Education, Comparative Analysis, Culture Conflict
ETS Policy Notes, 1997
This issue of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) "Policy Notes" highlights some of the viewpoints, research, and data presented at the 1996 ETS Invitational Conference on Latino Education Issues. The meeting brought together four presenters who are nationally recognized scholars with experience with issues related to the educational…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Demography, Diversity (Student), Educational Improvement
Gaddy, Barbara, Ed. – 1999
This document presents four research-based papers that were the catalyst for discussions at the first Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning diversity roundtable in 1998. The goals established for this roundtable included: building participants' capacity for working with diverse populations; providing a catalyst for participants to…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student), Educational Change
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Borman, Kathryn, Ed.; Schneider, Barbara, Ed. – Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 1998
Viewing adolescence as a "dynamic social construction," this volume explores the state of adolescence in the context of rapid social change. The articles in the volume reveal a recurrent theme: no matter how adolescence is defined, the establishment of identity and the search for autonomy remain central developmental tasks of the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Developmental Stages
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Goodwin, Amanda P.; Huggins, A. Corinne; Carlo, Maria S.; August, Diane; Calderon, Margarita – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2013
This study explored subprocesses of reading for 157 fifth grade Spanish-speaking English language learners (ELLs) by examining whether morphological awareness made a unique contribution to reading comprehension beyond a strong covariate-phonological decoding. The role of word reading and reading vocabulary as mediators of this relationship was…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Grade 5, Spanish Speaking, English Language Learners
This document is comprised of a two-volume conference proceedings. The first volume includes the following papers: "Application of Multiple Intelligences: Research in Alternative Assessment" (Joseph Walters) Discussants: Vera John-Steiner, Sue Teele; "Improving Bilingual Education Programs through Evaluation" (Alan L. Ginsburg); "Language Testing…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation, Higher Education
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