BEYOND BILINGUAL EDUCATION: NEW IMMIGRANTS AND PUB / Edition 3

BEYOND BILINGUAL EDUCATION: NEW IMMIGRANTS AND PUB / Edition 3

by Alec Gershberg, Anne Dannenberg, Patricia Sanchez
     
 

Gershberg (management and urban policy, New School U., New York City), Danenberg (Public Policy Institute of California), and S�nchez (bicultural-bilingual studies, U. of Texas, San Antonio) report findings from a study of elementary and middle school English language learners (ELL) and recent immigrant students in five large urban districts—Fresno, Long Beach, L… See more details below

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Gershberg (management and urban policy, New School U., New York City), Danenberg (Public Policy Institute of California), and S�nchez (bicultural-bilingual studies, U. of Texas, San Antonio) report findings from a study of elementary and middle school English language learners (ELL) and recent immigrant students in five large urban districts—Fresno, Long Beach, L. A., San Diego, and San Francisco. The authors present a statistical profile of these students and analyze interviews with school and district staff, which highlight the obstacles to success the students must overcome, the differences in the ELL and immigrant student experiences, and the issues faced by the schools and district staff providing their education. For scholars, students, educators, and policymakers. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877667230
Publisher:
Urban Institute Press
Publication date:
01/30/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
60.00(w) x 87.50(h) x 7.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Abbreviationsxiii
1Immigrant Education--The Program and Policy Landscape1
2Recent Immigrant and ELL Students and Their Schools17
3School Achievement and Resources: The Differing Experiences of Recent Immigrant and ELL Students45
4Recent Immigrant Challenges and Public School Responses67
5The Debate over Language Acquisition: Caught between "Bilingual" Education and English Immersio97
6Educator Evaluations of Language Assessment, Placement, and Accountability Systems117
7Mapping Recent Immigrant Students onto the Education Policy Landscape: Summary, Policy Recommendations, and Directions for the Future143
Epilogue: Public Schools Caught in the Hypocrisy of Immigration Policy and Politics153
Appendix A.California State Programs Serving Immigrant and ELL Students157
Appendix B.Data Sources, Descriptive Methods, and Additional Quantitative Analysis163
Appendix C.Selection Processes and Methods for Interviews189
Appendix D.Coding Criteria for Language Assessment and Accountability Analysis205
Appendix E.Additional Discussion on General Impressions of the Academic Performance Index (API)207
Appendix F.Sample Home Language Survey211
References213
Additional Readings223
About the Authors229
Index231

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