|aEducating emergent bilinguals :|bpolicies, programs, and practices for English language learners /|cby Ofelia García , Jo Anne Kleifgen ; foreword by Jim Cummins.
|aNew York :|bTeachers College Press,|cc2010.
|axi, 180 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aLanguage and literacy series
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 143-164) and index.
|aIntroduction -- Who are the emergent bilinguals? -- Programs and policies for educating emergent bilinguals -- Language and bilingualism: theoretical constructs and empirical evidence -- Language and bilingualism: practices -- Curriculum and pedagogy -- Involving parents and communities -- Assessments -- Alternative paths for educating emergent bilinguals.
|aThis book shows how present educational policies and practices to educate language minority students in the United States ignore an essential characteristic- their emergent bilingualism. In this guide, the authors compile the most up-to-date research findings to demonstrate how ignoring children's bilingualism perpetuates inequities in their schooling.--[book cover]
|aEnglish language|xStudy and teaching|xForeign speakers.