The Foundations of Dual Language Instruction

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Pearson/A and B, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 190 pages
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"The Foundations of Dual Language Instruction, 4/e" is a practical text that examines the basic social, political, historical and educational foundations of education for second language learners.

New To This Edition

  • New Organization--Chapters have been reordered and the text now includes a new chapter on assessment (Chapter 5). This new chapter looks at assessment from a variety of perspectives with particular reference to second language learners.
  • Thoroughly updated on government policies and legislation through Chapter 9--"Legal Foundations of Dual Language Instruction."
  • Up-to-date annotated list of readings which all students, including pre-service teachers, graduate students and working professionals to explore areas of interest in depth.
  • Up-to-date resources, with web information throughout.

""(Foundations of Dual Language Instruction) is an effective introductory text for those beginning their study of bilingual education. It presents the information in a well-organized and comprehensible manner that does not overwhelm newcomers to the field; it also serves as a good overview for those in the field who may need a review of relevant issues.""
Professor Mileidis Gort, University of Connecticut

""I very much like the accessibility of the author's writing style and her ability to make complex concepts clear to students...this is an excellent text and an important addition to those available for college and university instructors.""
Professor Julia Scherba de Valenzuela, University of New Mexico

Author Bio

Judith Lessow-Hurley is a professor in the Elementary Education Department at San Jose State University. Her areas of expertise are bilingual and multicultural education. She works primarily with pre-service teachers, most of whom teach significant numbers of second language learners. She is the author of Meeting the Needs of Second Language Learners (ASCD, 2002).

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Judith Lessow-Hurley is a professor in the Elementary Education Department at San Jose State University.

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