Educating Emergent Bilinguals

Educating Emergent Bilinguals

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This comprehensive and insightful book shows how present educational policies and practices to educate language minority students in the United States ignore an essential characteristictheir emergent bilingualism. Expanding on a popular report supported by the Campaign for Educational Equity (Teachers College), this accessible guide compiles the most up-to-date research findings to demonstrate how ignoring childrens bilingualism perpetuates inequities in their schooling. What makes this book truly useful is that it offers a thorough description of alternative practices that would transform our schools and students futures, such as building on students home languages and literacy practices in schools, curricular and pedagogical innovations, new approaches to parent and community engagement, and adoptive assessment tools.These tests work to eliminate cultural biases, which are prevalent in assessments that refer to cultural experiences or historical ... One example of a bilingual mode instrument designed to assess the verbal-cognitive skills of bilingual students is the Bilingual Verbal Ability Test (BVAT). ... This type of assessment would, for example, give instructions and questions in the studentsa#39; home languages and askanbsp;...

Title:Educating Emergent Bilinguals
Author:Ofelia García, Jo Anne Kleifgen
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2015-04-17


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