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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

Author : Dr. Jennifer Miller
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A critical reality of contemporary education in a globalised world is the growing cultural, racial and linguistic diversity in schools and the issues involved in educating increasing numbers of students who are still learning the dominant language. This poses extraordinary challenges for second and foreign language teachers in many countries, where such students must engage with the mainstream curriculum in a new language. What do these increasingly plurilingual and multicultural classrooms look like? And how do language teachers address the challenges of such diverse classrooms? This book brings together a group of well-recognised language education scholars who present their research in a range of international settings. They focus on the key areas of pedagogy, language policy and curriculum and exemplify new research directions in the field.

Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

Author : Socorro G. Herrera
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Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students seeks to pose and answer the important questions that are arising as levels of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners increase in classrooms across the country. This classroom-ready resource places the emphasis of assessment on the student as an individual and explores questions such as "Where should assessment efforts for CLD students be concentrated?;" ''What are the key aims of assessments?;" and "How should teachers use CLD student assessment findings?" The 3rd Edition has been completely updated with a new chapter on data-driven problem solving, new Teaching Tips, Activity Lesson Plans, and more.

Language and Learning

Author : Beverly McLeod
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A collection of essays on teaching linguistically diverse student populations includes: "Linguistic Diversity and Academic Achievement" (Beverly McLeod); "The Impact of the Education Reform Movement on Limited English Proficient Students" (Patricia Gandara); "The Role of Discourse in Learning, Schooling, and Reform" (Hugh Mehan); "The Values of a Multicultural Education for All Students" (Christine E. Sleeter); "Research Knowledge and Policy Issues in Cultural Diversity and Education" (Roland G. Tharp); "First and Second Language Literacy in the Late Elementary Grades" (Barry McLaughlin); "Teaching Strategies: Their Possibilities and Limitations" (Lilia I. Bartolome); "A Communication Framework for Mathematics: Exemplary Instruction for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students" (Mary E. Brenner); and "Language Diversity and Science Learning: The Need for a Critical System of Meaning" (Alejandro J. Gallard, Deborah J. Tippins). (MSE)

Learning from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

Author : Joan C. Fingon
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This resource guide looks at new classroom-based literacy research that supports all learners, including culturally and linguistically diverse students. The authors demonstrate how teachers and researchers develop instructional practices based on multiple languages and the literacy contexts of their schools. They describe classrooms where literacy and learning is encouraged and respected, highlighting best practices for classrooms that include English language learners. This valuable book will inform all educators interested in classroom literacy research and how it supports achievement for diverse students. It features contributions from authors at the forefront of teacher research that hold the most promise for initiating change. Contributors: Josephine Arce, Diane Brantley, Sandra A. Butvilofsky, Susan Courtney, Gregory J. Cramer, Elizabeth Padilla Detwiler, Virginia Gonzalez, Dana L. Grisham, Shira Lubliner, Jodene Kersten Morrell, Sandra Liliana Pucci, Alice Quiocho, Ambika G. Raj, Richard Rogers

Assessing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

Author : Robert L. Rhodes
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This is the first book to present a practical, problem-solving approach and hands-on tools and techniques for assessing English language learners and culturally diverse students in K-12 settings. It meets a crucial need among practitioners and special educators working in today's schools. Provided are research-based, step-by-step procedures for conducting effective interviews with students, parents, and teachers; making the best use of interpreters; addressing special issues in the prereferral process; and conducting accurate, unbiased assessments of academic achievement, intellectual functioning, language proficiency, and acculturation. Among the book's special features are reproducible worksheets, questionnaires, and checklists--including several in both English and Spanish--in a ready-to-use, large-size format. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

Promoting Learning for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

Author : Russell Monroe Gersten
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This application-focused book sets itself apart from the handful of other available texts that address the special needs and issues presented by linguistically and culturally diverse students in the K- through high school setting. The broad range of strategies and applications are research-based and have proven themselves effective with children who have diverse language skills and cultural backgrounds.

Learning Challenges for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse CLD Students With Disabilities

Author : Fallah, Soraya
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When children with learning challenges are identified, the educational community in the United States diligently applies a well-established model of remediation that has, for the most part, yielded positive results. Research, however, has demonstrated that the American perception of disability may vary from those in Eastern cultures. These cultural differences can play a significant role in the failure to achieve learning success on behalf of children from the Middle East, North Africa, and Southwest Asian (MENASWA) families. It is critical for the school community to recognize and acknowledge these differences and bring them into alignment in order to meet these students’ learning needs. Learning Challenges for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Students With Disabilities is an essential reference publication that identifies ways in which CLD families can be involved with schools to help build educators’ cultural competence and explores the idea of disabilities as a social model with a focus on strengths rather than a medical model focused on needs and weaknesses. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics including racial identity, leadership wisdom, and family-school collaboration, this book is ideally designed for educators, principals, administrators, curriculum developers, instructional designers, policymakers, advocates, researchers, academicians, and students.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Students

Author : Elizabeth A. Grassi
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Designed for primary and secondary teachers, this text connects theory to practice while presenting foundational teaching and assessment practices for culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional (CDLE) students. It examines current and alternative practices, explores the multicultural movement, and brings together foundational information from special education and ELL/bilingual fields to target the specific needs of CDLE students. Practical in nature, the book and its resources include hands-on suggestions for immediate classroom implementation, case studies, examples of authentic student language, and video clips of teachers in action. The book is organized into four main sections: - Understanding student and family backgrounds - Strategies for assessment and planning for instruction - Strategies for content and language acquisition - Strategies for literacy instruction

Cultural Diversity in Schools

Author : Robert A. DeVillar
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This book confronts the patterns of school failure often faced by subordinated minority groups in the United States. It does so by presenting a socioacademic framework that is based on the notion that all groups can have comparable access to quality schooling, comparable participation in the schooling, and derive comparable educational benefits from their participation. Organized around three key, interrelated components--communication, integration, and cooperation--the book combines theoretical concepts with actual classroom practices that support change. It moves us from a position of rhetoric about educational equality to one that actively addresses the socioacademic needs of students in a culturally diverse society.

Using Understanding by Design in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom

Author : Amy J. Heineke
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How can today’s teachers, whose classrooms are more culturally and linguistically diverse than ever before, ensure that their students achieve at high levels? How can they design units and lessons that support English learners in language development and content learning—simultaneously? Authors Amy Heineke and Jay McTighe provide the answers by adding a lens on language to the widely used Understanding by Design® framework (UbD® framework) for curriculum design, which emphasizes teaching for understanding, not rote memorization. Readers will learn * the components of the UbD framework; * the fundamentals of language and language development; * how to use diversity as a valuable resource for instruction by gathering information about students’ background knowledge from home, community, and school; * how to design units and lessons that integrate language development with content learning in the form of essential knowledge and skills; and * how to assess in ways that enable language learners to reveal their academic knowledge. Student profiles, real-life classroom scenarios, and sample units and lessons provide compelling examples of how teachers in all grade levels and content areas use the UbD framework in their culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Combining these practical examples with findings from an extensive research base, the authors deliver a useful and authoritative guide for reaching the overarching goal: ensuring that all students have equitable access to high-quality curriculum and instruction.

Responsive Schooling for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

Author : Debbie Zacarian
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A strengths-based approach to making sure what we teach is central to who we teach. Rapidly changing and diverse student populations necessitate culturally responsive schooling. It can be a challenging balancing act for educators to respect diversity and teach to each student’s needs while adhering to restrictive curricula that mandate the use of standard English. Responsive Schooling for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students offers a balanced approach to developing students’ academic language proficiency while simultaneously honoring, acknowledging, and valuing the richness of their home and community languages and cultures. Debbie Zacarian and Ivannia Soto provide a practical framework within which schools and educators can make students’ personal, cultural, and social identities central to the curriculum by drawing on the experiences and interests they bring to the classroom. Filled with examples of responsive teaching and opportunities to reflect on current practice, the book is a rich resource for teachers and school leaders alike.

Teaching Mathematics to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

Author : Art Johnson
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Resource added for the Mathematics 108041 courses.

Assessment Accommodations for Classroom Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

Author : Socorro Guadalupe Herrera
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A much-needed resource for helping teachers assess the increasing number of diverse students and English learners in today's K-12 classrooms, Assessment Accommodations for Classroom Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students details effective classroom assessment practices and organizes recommended strategies around the four critical dimensions of the CLD student biography: the sociocultural, linguistic, academic, and cognitive dimensions. Written from the perspective of a differential lens on assessment practices for CLD students, the book focuses on the student as the driving force behind its narrative and organization and examines the Who, Where, What, When, and How of using appropriate assessment practices with CLD students.

Teaching Diverse Learners

Author : Amy J. Mazur
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Covering cultural and linguistic diversity as well as special educational needs, this guide helps teachers set up an inclusive classroom; adapt curriculum, instruction, and assessment; and more.

Teacher Preparation for Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

Author : Tamara Lucas
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Teacher educators today need knowledge and practical ideas about how to prepare all pre-service and in-service teachers (not just bilingual or ESL specialists) to teach the growing number of students in K-12 classrooms in the United States who speak native languages other than English. This book is at the forefront in focusing exclusively on the preparation of mainstream classroom teachers for this population of students. Part one provides the conceptual and contextual framework for the book, including a comprehensive discussion of relevant demographic trends and an analysis of national and state policies. Part two presents examples of initiatives in different institutional and geographic settings, highlighting three essential elements of teacher preparation: curriculum content, program design, and program coherence. Meeting a pressing need among teacher educators left to figure out, largely by trial and error, how best to prepare non-specialist classroom teachers to work with ELLs, this book both contributes to the research base and provides practical information to help readers envision possibilities they can apply in their own settings.

Observational Research in U S Classrooms

Author : Hersh C. Waxman
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Classroom observation methods based on knowledge about effective education for linguistically and ethnically diverse students.

Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms Definitions and Contexts

Author : Margo Gottlieb
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This companion (foundational) book to the six-book series, Academic Language Demands for Language Learners: From Text to Context, encapsulates the broad ideas of the series by presenting the evolving theory behind the construct of academic language, a definition and examples of each of its components, and a template for direct classroom applicability. Each of the six books in the series is a more detailed, comprehensive treatment of text-based academic language at each grade level and describes the process by which teachers can incorporate academic language into their instructional assessment practices. This foundations book is suitable for use with any (or all) of the six volumes or can be used separately.

Management Strategies for Culturally Diverse Classrooms

Author : Kenneth M. Johns
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Defines effective classroom discipline as affected by cultural contexts and discusses how teachers and administrators can improve the discipline environmnent of their schools.

Teaching Science to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Elementary Students

Author : Amy Cox-Petersen
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Teaching Science to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Elementary Students helps K-8 teachers implement culturally relevant instructional strategies to ensure that all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic class, can do science, like science, and become scientists if they choose. In America's increasingly diverse classrooms, science is not always presented in a way that is meaningful to all students. With this in mind, this book outlines 8 culturally relevant strategies for teaching science to help ensure all students have access to inquiry-based, interactive, and experiential science learning. Written to encourage inclusive practices, the book shows how to teach science using students' experiences, how to integrate science and literacy and how to use alternative methods to assess students' understanding of science. Includes 8 culturally relevant strategies for teaching science to all students-outlines inclusive practices that ensure all students have access to inquiry-based, interactive, and experiential science learning. Emphasizes family connections and teaching science to and through students' experiences-connects science activities and content to students' lives at home and includes a chapter on fostering family connections and family connections icons throughout the book. Offers examples of science and literacy connections-models how teachers can integrate science and literacy to enhance students' understanding of science. Includes case studies with reflection questions in each chapter-provides examples of culturally relevant science teaching in the K-8 classroom for teachers to analyze and discuss. Offers step-by-step descriptions of four science instructional models, including Concept Attainment, Concept Formation, Group Investigation and 5 Es Model. Devotes a complete chapter to alternative assessment with diverse learners-provides a variety of examples and assessment methods to help teachers gauge students' understanding of science. Presents book study questions-helps teachers discuss the book professionally and apply the information to their current science activities.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners and STEAM

Author : Erin F. Haynes
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