Bilingual and ESL Classrooms: Teaching in Multicultural Contexts

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9780070479517: Bilingual and ESL Classrooms: Teaching in Multicultural Contexts

Focusing on the instructional process rather than policy issues, this is the first authored rather than edited teacher training text book on bilingual education and ESL. Written in a clear, readable style, it emphasizes the integration of the two fields, carefully explaining and clarifying contradictions between them. Completely up-to-date on proven methods of teaching a second language, it includes recent research on second language acquisition. Particularly valuable to teachers is the information on teaching methods for students with a limited command of English.

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Dr. Carlos J. Ovando is the Assistant Dean for Teacher Preparation and the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Arizona State University. His research and writing focuses on factors which contribute to the academic achievement of language minority students and ethnically diverse groups. He has served as guest editor of two special issues of the Educational Research Quarterly. Dr. Ovando has presented invited papers in Canada, Egypt, England, Guam, Mexico, Nicaragua, The Netherlands, The Philippines, Spain, and the United States. He has served as a high school Spanish teacher and as a professor of education at Oregon State University, the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and the University of Southern California. Born in Nicaragua, Dr. Ovando emigrated to the United States at the age of 15 and has experienced first hand many of the academic, sociocultural, and emotional issues which confront language minority students in the United States.

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