9780521676991

Educating English Language Learners: A Synthesis of Research Evidence

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    9780521676991

  • ISBN10:

    0521676991

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-01-16
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

The book provides the first and only review of scientific research on the learning outcomes of students with limited or no proficiency in English in U.S. schools. Research on students in kindergarten to grade 12 is reviewed. The primary chapters of the book focus on these students' acquisition of oral language skills in English, their development of literacy (reading & writing) skills in English, instructional issues in teaching literacy, and achievement in academic domains (i.e., mathematics, science, and reading). The reviews and analyses of the research are relatively technical with a focus on research quality, design characteristics, and statistical analyses. The book provides a unique set of summary tables that give details about each study, including full references, characteristics of the students in the research, assessment tools and procedures, and results. A concluding chapter summarizes the major issues discussed and makes recommendations about particular areas that need further research.

Author Biography

Fred Genesee is Professor in the Department of Psychology, McGill University, Toronto Kathryn Lindholm-Leary is Professor of Child and Adolescent Development at San Jose State University William M. Saunders, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Fellow at CSU, Long Beach, at UCLA, and at LessonLab. He currently directs LessonLab's school-based programs for improving teaching, learning, and schooling Donna Christian is President of the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) in Washington, DC

Table of Contents

List of Tables
vii
Preface ix
Introduction
1(13)
D. Christian
Oral Language
14(50)
W. Saunders
G. O'Brien
Literacy: Crosslinguistic and Crossmodal Issues
64(45)
C. Riches
F. Genesee
Literacy: Instructional Issues
109(67)
F. Genesee
C. Riches
Academic Achievement
176(47)
K. Lindholm-Leary
G. Borsato
Conclusions and Future Directions
223(12)
F. Genesee
K. Lindholm-Leary
W. Saunders
D. Christian
Appendix A: Definitions of Abbreviations in Research Summary Tables 235(4)
Index 239

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