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Language and Learning
Educating Linguistically Diverse Students
Language and Learning
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Beverly McLeod - Editor
SUNY series, The Social Context of Education
Price: $64.50 
Hardcover - 336 pages
Release Date: July 1994
ISBN10: 0-7914-1891-X
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-1891-8

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Paperback - 336 pages
Release Date: July 1994
ISBN10: 0-7914-1892-8
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-1892-5

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"I like the broad coverage of critical issues in bilingual/multicultural education--political, sociological, philosophical, historical, and nitty-gritty implementation issues are presented. It offers a more balanced coverage of critical issues than other publications presently available on the market."-- Manuel Ramirez III, University of Texas at Austin

This book explores the challenges of teaching an increasingly multilingual and multicultural American school population. Six million American children--one in eight--live in homes where a language other than English is spoken. Most of these children come to school with limited ability in English. Many of them do not succeed in the American school system; two-thirds of immigrant students, and up to one-half of students from non-English backgrounds, drop out of school.

This books shows that transformation of schools to accommodate students from non-English backgrounds would benefit students from all backgrounds. Section One discusses the effects of education reform on students from non-English language backgrounds. Section Two focuses on what and how students are taught. Section Three provides contrasting perspectives on the issue of language development. Section Four outlines approaches, emphasizing meaningful communication, to teaching math and science to students from non-English language backgrounds.

Beverly McLeod is the project coordinator of the Student Diversity Study, a U.S. Department of Education-funded effort to identify and study exemplary schools whose students come from diverse language and cultural backgrounds. She is a research affiliate, National Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning, University of California, Santa Cruz.


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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures

Foreword

Introduction

Part I: Education Reform

1. Linguistic Diversity and Academic Achievement
Beverly McLeod

2. The Impact of the Education Reform Movement on Limited English Proficient Students
Patricia Gandara

3. The Role of Discourse in Learning, Schooling, and Reform
Hugh Mehan

Part II: Culture and Learning

4. The Value of a Multicultural Education for All Students
Christine E. Sleeter

5. Research Knowledge and Policy Issues in Cultural Diversity and Education
Roland G. Tharp

Part III: Language and Literacy

6. First and Second Language Literacy in the Late Elementary Grades
Barry McLaughlin

7. Teaching Strategies: Their Possibilities and Limitations
Lilia I. Bartolome

Part IV: Math and Science

8. A Communication Framework for Mathematics: Exemplary Instruction for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
Mary E. Brenner

9. Language Diversity and Science Learning: The Need for a Critical System of Meaning
Alejandro J. Gallard and Deborah J. Tippins

Conclusion

List of Contributors

Index



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