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Improving Schooling for Language Minority Children: A Research Agenda National Research Council

Improving Schooling for Language Minority Children: A Research Agenda

National Research Council

Published September 19th 2000
ISBN : 9780309054973
Hardcover
504 pages
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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 aMoreHow 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.