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The Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development Handbook: A Complete K-12 Reference Guide (4th Edition)

 
 
 
 
The Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development Handbook: A Complete K-12 Reference Guide (4th Edition)
Author: Lynne T. Diaz-Rico - Kathryn Z. Weed
ISBN 13: 9780137154098
ISBN 10: 137154097
Edition: 4
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2009-03-06
Format: Paperback
Pages: 408
List Price: $104.60
 
 

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!