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Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development Handbook, The: A Complete K-12 Reference Guide, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Lynne T. Diaz-Rico

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Sep 5, 2013

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This best-selling handbook helps educators promote academic success for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. 

A key resource for all educators, this hugely popular guide provides a wide range of ideas based on best practices linking culture and language to school success. Teachers get the help they need to teach the millions of English learners’ nationwide, providing instruction to develop English-language proficiency while building content knowledge to succeed in today’s standards-based environment.


Designed specifically for mainstream classroom teachers, this book clearly shows how second-language acquisition affects learning, and presents an excellent treatment of cultural diversity and learning styles. It’s packed with classroom-ready strategies and explorations of cultural values and beliefs that impact schooling. This text combines theories of culture and language acquisition to provide a powerful set of teaching techniques for content areas and English language arts. Included are special education adaptations for English learners for educators faced with today’s complex educational challenges.

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PART ONE   Learning: Learning about the Learner, Language Structure, and Second-Language Acquisition
CHAPTER 1   Learning about the Language Learner
CHAPTER 2   Learning about Language Structure
CHAPTER 3   Learning about Second-Language Acquisition

PART TWO   Instruction: Oracy and Literacy for English-Language Development, Content-Area Instruction, and Bilingual Education
CHAPTER 4   Oracy and Literacy for English-Language Development
CHAPTER 5   Content-Area Instruction
CHAPTER 6   Theories and Methods of Bilingual Education

PART THREE    Assessment
CHAPTER 7   Language and Content-Area Assessment

PART FOUR   Culture: Cultural Diversity in the United States, the Intercultural Educator, and Culturally Responsive Schooling
CHAPTER 8   Cultural Diversity
CHAPTER 9   Culturally Responsible Schooling
CHAPTER 10   The Role of the Family in Schools

PART FIVE    Policy: Language Policy and Special Populations of English Learners
CHAPTER 11   The Role of Educators in Language Policy
CHAPTER 12   Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners and Special Education

Author Index
Subject Index

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Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development Handbook, The: A Complete K-12 Reference Guide, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition
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$49.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-285346-0