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Bridging the English learner achievement gap : essential lessons for school leaders

Author: Ray Garcia
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, 2012.
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"In spite of decades of school reform, the achievement gap between English learners and English-proficient students has narrowed little. This book introduces a Reform Sustainability Framework that focuses on the examination of fundamental school structures required to ensure English learner success while guiding the school leader in handling the reform terrain deftly. This reform-navigation tool identifies patterns  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Garcia
ISBN: 9780807753606 0807753602 9780807753613 0807753610
OCLC Number: 798613248
Description: xi, 195 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Educational Reform and the English Learner Achievement Gap --
Understanding School Reform: The Sustainability Framework --
The Loosely-Coupled Trinity: English Learner Identification, Placement, and Redesignation --
The Fallacy Behind English Learner Assessment: The Elephant in the Room --
Flexible Program Options: The Pathway Out of the EL Ghetto --
Research-Based Instructional Strategies: Enough Is Known to Make a Difference --
Coherent Literacy Strategy: Gateway to English Learner Academic Success --
Building School Capacity For English Learner Success: Avoiding the Permanent Dead-End --
A Comprehensive Model for English Learner Instructional Improvement: Mapping a Course of Action.
Responsibility: Ray Garcia.

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"In spite of decades of school reform, the achievement gap between English learners and English-proficient students has narrowed little. This book introduces a Reform Sustainability Framework that focuses on the examination of fundamental school structures required to ensure English learner success while guiding the school leader in handling the reform terrain deftly. This reform-navigation tool identifies patterns and trends in the deployment of a reform and subsequently allows leaders to make necessary adjustments to extend, accelerate, or terminate a given reform. Bridging the English Learner Achievement Gap offers a compelling, research-grounded way for schools with an English learner population to successfully educate their students. Book Features: Highlights the leadership challenge of meeting the academic needs of English Learners ; Introduces a step-by-step process for educators at any level to ensure reform sustainability ; Examines the processes, tools, and structures needed to anchor successful school reform."--Publisher's website.

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