This unique book contains an overview of current research efforts, covering language and literacy and program implementation issues. Its importance is underscored by the fact there are between 3.5 and 5.3 million limited English-speaking children aged 5-13 in the United States. Research of high methodological caliber is emerging in this area. Essays analyze the research, interpret the studies, and provide a selective, annotated bibliography of current research. Books, journal articles, program evaluation reports, unpublished dissertations, conference presentations, and monographs are included. The research points to the effectiveness of well-implemented bilingual programs. There are author and subject indexes. Highly recommended. Pat Wollter, Sonoma State Univ. Lib., Rohnert Park, Cal.
Covers: native and second language acquisition; literacy in the native language and in English as a second language; an update on legal issues; early childhood education; special education; vocational education; low incidence language groups; assessment; methods and materials; computer technology; and research needs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)