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  • Getting Started with English Language Learnersby Judie Haynes

    ASCD 2007; US$ 23.95

    A veteran educator provides insights and strategies for educators unaccustomed to working with students whose native language is not English. more...

  • Bilingual Education in Chinaby Anwei Feng

    Multilingual Matters 2007; US$ 59.95

    Compares and contrasts two strands of bilingualism in China, one for minority nationality groups, the other for majority. This volume examines the history, policy, philosophy, politics, provision and practice in bilingual, trilingual or multilingual education involving Mandarin Chinese, English, and minority languages. more...

  • Cultural Education-Cultural Sustainabilityby Zvi Bekerman; Ezra Kopelowitz

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 62.95

    This volume is a path-breaking contribution to the study of efforts of diaspora, indigenous, and minority groups, broadly defined, to use education (formal and informal) to sustain cultural continuity while grappling with the influences and demands of wider globalizing, nationalizing, or other homogenizing and assimilatory forces. Particular attention... more...

  • Developing Reading and Writing in Second Language Learnersby Timothy Shanahan; Diance August

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 33.95

    A Co-Publication of Routledge, the Center for Applied Linguistics, and the International Reading Association This book is a shorter version of Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners,  reporting the findings of the National Literacy Panel on Language-Minority Children and Youth. This book concisely summarizes what is known from empirical... more...

  • Teaching through Basqueby Jasone Cenoz

    Multilingual Matters 2008; US$ 79.95

    This volume focuses on research in education in the Basque Country where Basque is very often the language of instruction for some or all the school subjects. The volume provides background information about the Basque educational system; about academic and linguistic results related to the use of Basque as the language of instruction and the challenges... more...

  • Minority Status, Oppositional Culture and Schoolingby John U. Ogbu

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 63.95

    This book is the definitive and final presentation of John Ogbu?s cultural ecological model and the many debates that his work has sparked during the past decade. The theory and empirical foundation of Ogbu?s scholarship, which some have mistakenly reduced to the "acting white hypothesis," is fully presented and re-visited in this posthumous collection... more...

  • The Education of Diverse Student Populationsby Guofang Wan

    Springer 2008; US$ 209.00

    This book takes up the challenge of examining the thorniest educational issue from a global perspective. It contributes to the evidence-based conversation among policy makers, educators, and researchers around the world about what works to improve the education outcomes and what can make a bigger difference for the education of diverse students. The... more...

  • Narrowing the Achievement Gapby Susan J. Paik; Herbert J. Walberg

    Springer 2007; US$ 129.00

    This book provides effective strategies that can be used to improve academic achievement and well-being of minority students. It examines, collectively, three cultural groups on themes related to diverse families, immigration issues, and teaching and learning. The book conceptualizes opportunities and challenges in working with minority children in... more...

  • Forging Multilingual Spacesby Christine Helot; Anne-Marie De Mejia

    Multilingual Matters 2008; US$ 54.95

    Proposes an integrated approach to the study of bilingual education in minority and majority settings. This work includes contributions from well-known scholars working in eight countries in Europe and the Americas who show how to bridge the gap between prestigious elite bilingualism and the bilingualism of minority communities. more...

  • Indigenous Educational Models for Contemporary Practiceby Maenette K.P. A Benham; Joanne Elizabet Cooper

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 49.95

    What is the philosophy that should drive native education policy and practice? In July 1997 a group of native educational leaders from the United States (including Alaska and Hawai'i), Canada, Australia, and New Zealand gathered to define a potential solution to this question. This book passes on the individual educational philosophies of the participants... more...