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Essential principles, practices, and structures for multilingual learners
A lot has changed in the ten years since this book was first published. This celebrated triumph provided state, district, school, and teacher leaders with a comprehensive guide to support multilingual learners to reach their full potential. The key messages that made the first edition a renowned success have been re-examined in the second edition with a robust lens to meet these demanding times.
This second edition supports educators to design and enact policies, practices, and structures for multilingual learners to feel a sense of safety, belonging, value, and competence.
Topics explored in the book include:
- a discussion of the changes to federal and state policies and their impact on multilingual learners and their families,
- strategies to move from a deficit- to an asset-based approach that values multilingualism,
- tools for selecting an appropriate language assistance program model
- nine principles to design and deliver high-quality lessons in multiple languages and across disciplines,
- practices to identify and support multilingual learners with learning differences and disabilities, and
- steps for building long-lasting family-school partnerships.
Reflecting changing trends in leadership, this new edition supports superintendents, principals, curriculum supervisors, coaches, mentors, teachers, and other stakeholders in their collaborative efforts to create and sustain successful language assistance programs.