"The third edition of this handbook brings together theories, ideas, and resources for promoting crosscultural awareness, language development, and academic progress for English learners. It ties together culture and language in a comprehensive format and delves deeply into the educational challenges faced by classroom teachers." Written specifically for the general classroom teacher, this guide clearly shows the effects of cultural differences on learning and presents a treatment of cultural diversity and learning styles.
"The Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development Handbook is a useful and clearly written text, it is a text that will prove to be resource and guide for practicing teachers." - Terah Moore,George Fox University
"Current research is presented in a user-friendly way with excellent real life examples and thought provoking questions/activities. The content of the book is logically developed and covers the affective areas as well as the cognitive areas. All key issues related to teaching English language learners are presented in a cohesive manner." - Camie Modjadid, Moravian College
Lynne Díaz-Rico is Professor of Education at California State University, San Bernardino where she coordinates the M. A. in Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program. Her books, A Course For Teaching English Learners and Strategies for Teaching English Learners (now in its Third Edition) are widely used in programs of teacher education to prepare teachers for multiethnic and linguistically diverse classrooms, as well as serving as textbooks for TESOL master’s programs. Her research interests are in classrooms discourse, interlanguage-based educational linguistics, and innovative English-language-acquisition pedagogy.