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.
Table of Contents
|2 BILINGUALISM AND SECOND-LANGUAGE LEARNING||29-52|
|3 COGNITIVE ASPECTS OF SCHOOL LEARNING: LITERACY DEVELOPMENT AND CONTENT LEARNING||53-84|
|4 THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF SCHOOL LEARNING||85-112|
|5 STUDENT ASSESSMENT||113-138|
|6 PROGRAM EVALUATION||139-162|
|7 STUDIES OF SCHOOL AND CLASSROOM EFFECTIVENESS||163-250|
|8 PREPARATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF TEACHERS SERVING ENGLISH-LANGUAGE LEARNERS||251-274|
|9 ESTIMATING POPULATION PARAMETERS||275-306|
|10 ISSUES RELATED TO THE RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE||307-342|
|11 PRIORITIES FOR RESEARCH||343-362|
|A THE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR RESEARCH ON ENGLISH-LANGUAGE LEARNERS AND BILINGUAL EDUCATION||363-412|
|B FEDERAL AND STATE INTERVIEWS||413-432|
|C FUNDED RESEARCH ACTIVITIES||433-466|
|D COMMITTEE SOURCES||467-470|
|OTHER REPORTS FROM THE BOARD ON CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES||487|
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