The Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development Handbook: A Complete K-12 Reference Guide (2nd Edition)

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9780205336852: The Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development Handbook: A Complete K-12 Reference Guide (2nd Edition)

The second edition of this popular handbook brings together theories, ideas, and resources for promoting crosscultural awareness, language development, and academic progress. This handbook also ties together culture and language in a comprehensive format and delves deeply into the educational challenges faced by classroom teachers.Written specifically for the mainstream teacher, the guide clearly shows the effects of cultural differences on learning and presents an excellent treatment of cultural diversity and learning styles. It comes at a time when more than two million students nationwide with limited English proficiency fill our classrooms - a time when today's teachers desperately need practical, effective resources to help these students succeed in school.

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The best-seller keeps getting better!

The third edition of this popular handbook brings together theories, ideas, and resources for promoting crosscultural awareness, language development, and academic progress for English learners. It ties together culture and language in a comprehensive format and delves deeply into the educational challenges faced by classroom teachers.

Written specifically for the general classroom teacher, this guide clearly shows the effects of cultural differences on learning and presents an excellent treatment of cultural diversity and learning styles.

Features New to the Third Edition

  • Adapted Instruction: Teacher-friendly tips in each chapter demonstrate how classroom teaching can serve the needs of English learners.
  • Example of Concept: Short classroom vignettes illustrate key concepts central to each chapter.
  • Chapter One features a questionnaire that includes data needed to adapt instruction for English learners.
  • Two-way immersion bilingual programs are explained and featured.
  • Intercultural communication is brought into the classroom with techniques for teachers to become intercultural educators.
  • Culturally compatible instruction is emphasized, with examples and in-depth explanation.

At a time when more than two million students with limited English proficiency fill our nation’s classrooms—a time when today's teachers desperately need practical, effective resources to help these students succeed in school—every teacher needs this book!

About the Author:

Lynne Díaz-Rico is a professor of education at California State University, San Bernardino.  She has worked with public and private teacher education institutions and agencies around the world to prepare teachers for classrooms with diverse students and English-language pedagogy. Her books Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development Handbook and Teaching English Learners:  Strategies and Methods are widely used to educate English language development teachers.   Her research interests are in pedagogies for multilingual classrooms; creative, innovative English teaching strategies; critical discourse analysis; and visual literacy.

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