Publication Date: April 8, 2005
Series: Multicultural Education Series
This is the most comprehensive, up-to-date volume on the state of bilingual education in the United States and, in particular, on effective curriculum and instructional approaches. Eugene García, a renowned authority on bilingual education, depicts the vast scope and complexity of the problem of educating English language learners. He sets forth a conceptual framework to guide educational policy and practice that reflects democratic ideals and values.
This authoritative reference:
Eugene E. García is Professor of Education and Dean of the College of Education and Vice President for University–School Partnerships at Arizona State University. He is the author of Meeting the Challenge of Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Education.
“A valuable resource for teachers, administrators and researchers who work with culturally and linguistically diverse students. The strength of this text lies in the way that it explores issues of effective educational reform and practice for ELLs from theoretical, historical, and instructional perspectives and effectively demonstrates a path to implementing successful programs. This book is an excellent text for a graduate class in teacher education, bilingual and/or multicultural education. It will serve not only to provide students with background knowledge related to the practices and policies that impact instructional experiences for ELLs, but also to provoke powerful discussions regarding the role of policy and reform.”
— TC Record
“Teachers, administrators, school counselors, and policymakers urgently need resources to guide the formulation of culturally and linguistically compatible classroom practices. Teaching and Learning in Two Languages is just such a resource.”
Carlos J. Ovando, Arizona State University
“A comprehensive examination by one of the top experts in the field. This book provides guidance to American schools at a time when the need for bilingual bicultural citizens is most needed in the democratic sphere.”
Lourdes Diaz Soto, The Pennsylvania State University
"An exhaustive and thorough review of difficult issues surrounding the education of English language learners in the United States. What makes this book unique is the passion that enriches its pages."
Else Hamayan, Executive Director, Illinois Resource Center, Des Plaines, IL
“An excellent synthesis of policy and practice issues…This book provides several excellent and concrete suggestions for designing and implementing school programs that are appropriate for emerging bilinguals in the United States.”
— Kathy Escamilla, University of Colorado at Boulder
"Essential reading for anyone wanting to truly understand the issues surrounding bilingual education."
— Patricia Gándara, Associate Director, UC Linguistic Minority Research Institute, Sacramento, CA
“Educators and policymakers of all stripes should take heed, or risk the consequences of becoming irrelevant to students who are already the new majority in much of the country.”
— Luis C. Moll, College of Education, University of Arizona