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Teaching Diverse Learners

Teaching Diverse Learners
Principles for Best Practice

January 2013 | 200 pages | Corwin
This book provides an easily accessible, user-friendly guide to issues of cultural and linguistic diversity, particularly as they impact the identification, instruction, and assessment of students with special education needs. The authors present practical explanations of important concepts, strategies, and case studies, making information accessible to busy primary and secondary teachers while also drawing on current research. This book includes:

- Ready-to-use activities for observation, assessment, and/or planning

- Flow charts, tables, and bulleted lists to make key concepts accessible

- Guiding questions at the beginning of each chapter to provide teachers with concrete ways to begin reflecting on, and implementing, culturally responsive teaching practices for students within their school communities

- A list of key concepts at the beginning and a glossary at the end of the book for easy access to core terms and concepts.

About the Authors
1. Who Are Our Diverse Learners? New Definitions, New Responses
2. The Impact of the Law: Policies and Diversity
3. What a Difference a Room Makes: Classroom Setup and Management for Learning
4. Really Seeing Your Students: The Importance of Behavioral Observation
5. Mental Wellness and Students' Resiliency: Making School an Emotionally Safe Place
6. Curriculum and Language: Making Texts and Materials Accessible
7. Literacy Development: Factors Impacting Diverse Learners
8. Assessment: How Do You Know What Your Students Know?
9. Collaboration: Working Together for Student Success
10. Family Involvement: Forming Rich and Lasting Partnerships

“This book will be a useful text for districts that are trying to understand their ELL populations, and will assist mainstream teachers with their ELL students.”

Faith Chaney, ESOL Teacher
Hickory Hills Middle School, MO

“This book can reach out in ways not previously attempted text because it reaches across disciplines and classroom settings as a realistic guide to providing better educational opportunities for all students."

Robert H. Williams, Jr., Associate Professor of English
Radford University, VA

Amy Jo Mazur

Amy J. Mazur, Ed.D., lead faculty in bilingual special education and a professor at the George Washington University, has been involved in teacher preparation for over 30 years. She has long been an advocate for the minority student who, as a result of poverty, health and developmental issues, immigrant status, or level of English language acquisition, has not been provided access to appropriate educational service delivery. Dr. Mazur has served as the chair of the Special Education Special Interest Group of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE); and she has been a member of the editorial staff of the Division for... More About Author

Patricia Rice Doran

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ISBN: 9781412974981