Improving Schooling for Language-Minority Children: A Research Agenda / Edition 1

Improving Schooling for Language-Minority Children: A Research Agenda / Edition 1

by Diane August, Kenji Hakuta, Committee on Developing a Research Agenda on the Education of Limited English Proficient and Bilingual Students, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309054974

ISBN-13: 9780309054973

Pub. Date: 09/19/2000

Publisher: National Academies Press

How do we effectively teach children from homes in which a language other than English is spoken?

In Improving Schooling for Language-Minority Children, a committee of experts focuses on this central question, striving toward the construction of a strong and credible knowledge base to inform the activities of those who educate children as well as those who

Overview

How do we effectively teach children from homes in which a language other than English is spoken?

In Improving Schooling for Language-Minority Children, a committee of experts focuses on this central question, striving toward the construction of a strong and credible knowledge base to inform the activities of those who educate children as well as those who fund and conduct research.

The book reviews a broad range of studies--from basic ones on language, literacy, and learning to others in educational settings. The committee proposes a research agenda that responds to issues of policy and practice yet maintains scientific integrity.

This comprehensive volume provides perspective on the history of bilingual education in the United States; summarizes relevant research on development of a second language, literacy, and content knowledge; reviews past evaluation studies; explores what we know about effective schools and classrooms for these children; examines research on the education of teachers of culturally and linguistically diverse students; critically reviews the system for the collection of education statistics as it relates to this student population; and recommends changes in the infrastructure that supports research on these students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309054973
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
09/19/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.52(d)

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