Dual Language Instruction from A to Z: Practical Guidance for Teachers and Administrators / Edition 1

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Overview

In this comprehensive guide to developing, implementing, and improving dual-language programs, internationally recognized experts Else Hamayan, Fred Genesee and Nancy Cloud address every aspect of a successful dual-language program, including:
  • specific strategies for building community support for the program
  • guidance for choosing a program model and planning curriculum across grade levels
  • best-practice teaching strategies that promote content learning and language development
  • guidelines for assessment and linking assessment to standards
  • commentary from teachers, administrators, and instructional supervisors currently working within vibrant and successful dual-language programs
  • helpful discussions of current research in the realm of dual-language instruction.

Whether you are with a school or district considering or putting together a dual-language program or you are looking to improve an existing program, let Dual Language Instruction from A to Z be your roadmap to excellence.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325051246
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 275
  • File size: 25 MB
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Meet the Author

Else Hamayan is coauthor of the Heinemann titles Dual Language Instruction from A to Z and Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners. She is the former director of the Illinois Resource Center in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and currently resides in Argentina. She advises teachers and administrators in schools in the US and internationally. Her areas of interest are teaching English as a second language, English language learners with special education needs, cross-cultural learning, and dual language instruction.

Fred Genesee is coauthor of the Heinemann titles Dual Language Instruction from A to Z and Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners. He is a professor in the Psychology Department at McGill University and the author of numerous articles and books on second language teaching and learning. His research focuses on the academic achievement, language, and literacy development of minority and majority language students in alternative forms of bilingual education. Fred served on the National Literacy Panel for Language Minority Children and Youth, which issued the report Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners in 2006 and on the Center for Research on Education, Excellence, and Diversity report Educating English Language Learners: A Synthesis of Research Evidence (2006).

Nancy Cloud is coauthor of the Heinemann title Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners. She is a Professor in the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development at Rhode Island College. She coordinates the M.Ed. in TESL Program and teaches graduate courses on second language and literacy development. She also works in schools, providing professional development on effective instructional practices and standards-based curriculum development for English Language Learners.

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