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ISBN-13 9780137052400ISBN-10 0137052405
ISBN-10 0137056699ISBN-13 9780137056699
Author(s): Socorro G. Herrera; Kevin G. Murry
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 456

A methods-focused guide to instructional preparedness for teaching effectively and successfully amid the increasing cultural and linguistic diversity in today’s classrooms. With this book as their guide, in-service teachers, district or building administrators, school specialists, pre-service teachers, and paraprofessionals alike get the chance to rediscover the value, potential, richness, and adventure of diversity—while developing the capacity to professionally address the differential learning and transition needs of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students. The authors use the term CLD to refer to students whose cultures or languages are different from that of a dominant culture or language in U.S. society. In this book, current and future educators gain new insights into and reflective perspectives on themselves and on the rich cultural and linguistic assets CLD students bring to today’s classrooms. Included are the latest tools, new procedures, exceptional strategies, and new ways of knowing, all designed to ensure effective teaching with CLD students of any native language. The authors explore new ways to reach and maximize relationships with parents, caregivers, and extended family members by partnering with them in appropriate pedagogical practices.