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Designing and Implementing Two-Way Bilingual Programs: A Step-By-Step Guide for Administrators, Teachers, and Parents
Contributor(s): Calderon, Margarita Espino (Editor), Minaya-Rowe, Liliana (Editor)

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ISBN: 0761945652     ISBN-13: 9780761945659
Publisher: Corwin Publishers
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Published: January 2003
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"This book is certain to be an indispensable guide to planning and practice in dual language schools. It is practical, down-to-earth, and firmly based in broad experience and research.""Robert Slavin, Co-DirectorCenter for Research on the Education of Students Placed at RiskJohns Hopkins University"

"Calder??n and Minaya-Rowe have done an excellent job of presenting relevant research along with practical examples and suggestions, all in a highly readable and user-friendly format. This volume is an indispensable tool for teachers, administrators, and parents involved with dual language programs.""Liz Howard, Research AssociateCenter for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC"

"This book is an excellent resource for educators interested in developing bilingual capacity in American school children.""Diane August, DirectorNational Literacy Panel on Language Minority Children and Youth"

"A comprehensive compendium of dual language program implementation strategies and examples. An indispensable how-to book for school level administrators, teacher trainers, teachers, and parents.""Ana Maria Olezza, Director of Bilingual ProgramsHartford Public Schools, Connecticut"

"This practical book can be used as a tool to transform schools into dual-language programs that focus on the improvement of school performance and language enrichment. It is written in a very pragmatic style and provides insights and frameworks supporting a school or district's systemic reform.""Anthony Amato, SuperintendentHartford Public Schools, Connecticut"

Use dual-language instruction to promote literacy in two languages!"

How can you provide a bilingual learning experience that includes high levels ofachievement for both English-language learners and English-dominant students? What can you do to include all students in the adventure of learning a new language? Two-way bilingual education helps children maintain their cultural language as well as learn a new language???an invaluable skill in an increasingly integrated world."

Designing and Implementing Two-Way Bilingual Programs" provides essential elements to help your students gain literacy in two languages, increase cross-cultural understanding, and meet high levels of achievement in all core academic areas.

This excellent resource provides school administrators, teachers, and parents with the basic knowledge necessary for planning and implementing an effective two-way bilingual program by: Promoting native-language literacy skills and balanced bilingualism Providing a standards-based education while promoting proficiency in two languages Helping all students gain cognitive and linguistic benefits from academic tasks that call for creativity and problem solving

This indispensable handbook also includes strategies for building learning communities for dual-language teachers, professional development plans that meet the specific needs of dual-language programs, and tips for involving parents.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Education | Multicultural Education
- Education | Teaching Methods & Materials - Language Arts
- Education | Curricula
Dewey: 370.117
LCCN: 2002151762
Physical Information: 0.79" H x 7.16" W x 10.28" (1.39 lbs) 264 pages
Themes:
- Ethnic Orientation - Multicultural
 
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"

"This book is certain to be an indispensable guide to planning and practice in dual language schools. It is practical, down-to-earth, and firmly based in broad experience and research.""Robert Slavin, Co-DirectorCenter for Research on the Education of Students Placed at RiskJohns Hopkins University"

"Calder??n and Minaya-Rowe have done an excellent job of presenting relevant research along with practical examples and suggestions, all in a highly readable and user-friendly format. This volume is an indispensable tool for teachers, administrators, and parents involved with dual language programs.""Liz Howard, Research AssociateCenter for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC"

"This book is an excellent resource for educators interested in developing bilingual capacity in American school children.""Diane August, DirectorNational Literacy Panel on Language Minority Children and Youth"

"A comprehensive compendium of dual language program implementation strategies and examples. An indispensable how-to book for school level administrators, teacher trainers, teachers, and parents.""Ana Maria Olezza, Director of Bilingual ProgramsHartford Public Schools, Connecticut"

"This practical book can be used as a tool to transform schools into dual-language programs that focus on the improvement of school performance and language enrichment. It is written in a very pragmatic style and provides insights and frameworks supporting a school or district's systemic reform.""Anthony Amato, SuperintendentHartford Public Schools, Connecticut"

Use dual-language instruction to promote literacy in two languages "

How can you provide a bilingual learning experience that includes high levels ofachievement for both English-language learners and English-dominant students? What can you do to include all students in the adventure of learning a new language? Two-way bilingual education helps children maintain their cultural language as well as learn a new language???an invaluable skill in an increasingly integrated world."

Designing and Implementing Two-Way Bilingual Programs" provides essential elements to help your students gain literacy in two languages, increase cross-cultural understanding, and meet high levels of achievement in all core academic areas.

This excellent resource provides school administrators, teachers, and parents with the basic knowledge necessary for planning and implementing an effective two-way bilingual program by: Promoting native-language literacy skills and balanced bilingualism Providing a standards-based education while promoting proficiency in two languages Helping all students gain cognitive and linguistic benefits from academic tasks that call for creativity and problem solving

This indispensable handbook also includes strategies for building learning communities for dual-language teachers, professional development plans that meet the specific needs of dual-language programs, and tips for involving parents.

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Contributor Bio(s): Minaya-Rowe, Liliana: - Liliana Minaya-Rowe is bilingual training coordinator at the Hartford Public Schools, where she works in professional development plans and practices for two-way immersion, bilingual, and ESL programs; effective first and second language instruction; teachers' learning communities; and parent/family involvement practices. Minaya-Rowe is also professor emeritus of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. Her research interests, publications, and teaching include teacher education, literacy, bilingual program development and implementation, and discourse analysis of bilinguals. She holds a master's degree in Applied Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Education. Minaya-Rowe's 80+ publications include journal articles, books, chapters, teacher's manuals, and guidebooks.Calderon, Margarita Espino: - Margarita Calderón, a native of Juárez, Mexico, is Professor Emerita and Senior Research Scientist at Johns Hopkins University's Graduate School of Education. She is President/CEO of Margarita Calderón & Associates, Inc.

Margarita has served on several national panels, among others: the National Research Council's Committee on Teacher Preparation; the U. S. Department of Education Institute for Education Sciences' National Literacy Panel for Language Minority Children and Youth; the Carnegie Adolescent English Language Learners Literacy Panel; and the California Pre-School Biliteracy Panel.

She was principal investigator in three five-year studies on Expediting Reading Comprehension for English Language Learners (ExC-ELLTM) Programs, one that focuses on professional development of science, social studies, and language arts teachers in New York City's middle and high schools, funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York; and two other studies, the Bilingual Cooperative Reading and Composition (BCIRC) in El Paso, Texas, and another funded by the U. S. Department of Education in the Pacific Islands for fourth- and fifth-grade teachers and students, and in middle and high schools in Alaska.

She was co-principal investigator with Robert Slavin on the five-year national randomized evaluation of English immersion, transitional, and two-way bilingual programs, funded by the Institute for Education Sciences.

She has published over 100 articles, chapters, books, and teacher training manuals and is invited to present at national and international conferences and professional development events.


 
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