Publication Date: July 16, 2011
Series: Language and Literacy Series
This bestselling book addresses a major instructional and policy concern in public education—how personnel and resources can best be utilized to develop strong instructional programs for a culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) student population. This meticulously updated second edition incorporates the experience that the authors have gained since the publication of the first edition in 1997. The changes not only reflect the current state of affairs in education, but also what has been learned from the many schools that have used the framework successfully.
Useful to prospective and current teachers and essential for educational administrators and policymakers, this new edition includes:
Comments from Users of the First Edition:
“It is imperative that administrators familiarize themselves with this book—it addresses the issues revolving around student achievement for not only ELLs, but ALL students.” —Catherine Baldwin-Johnson, Director, ESL/Dual Language Programs, Diverse Learners Department
“We’ve been searching for a framework, one that is strong, practical, well-researched, and takes into account ALL students. This book addresses it all. What a gem.” —Constance Kowal, Schoolwide Instructional Coach (Secondary)
“This book will give educators the power to speak with confidence about the issues at hand. Knowledge is power.” —Gavin Dunnet, ESL Dual Language Resource Specialist
Ofelia B. Miramontes was Associate Professor of Education and Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Equity at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Adel Nadeau was “Principal in Residence” at the U.S. Department of Education and currently works as an independent consultant. Nancy L. Commins is a Senior Instructor in the Linguistically Diverse Education Program in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado at Denver.
“Teachers and teachers-to-be, as well as administrators and policymakers, will find everything they need to know for making all classrooms effective for English language learners.”
—Sonia Nieto, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
“To have a second edition that provides more guidance, a clearer application of the framework, and more practical tools to use in redesigning a program for linguistically and culturally diverse students is a special treat for all of us who work with these students.”
—From the Foreword by Else Hamayan, former Director, Illinois Resource Center, and Rebecca Freeman Field, University of Pennsylvania
“The (first edition) has been our go-to resource for much of our work. We can't wait to get our hands on the second edition!”
—Tamara King and Sue Wagner, Illinois Resource Center