Getting It Right For Young Children From Diverse Backgrounds: Applying Research To Improve Practice With A Focus On Dual Language Learners by Linda M. Espinosa

Getting It Right For Young Children From Diverse Backgrounds: Applying Research To Improve Practice…

byLinda M. Espinosa

Paperback | July 7, 2014

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What young children from diverse backgrounds and those faced with the challenges of poverty need to succeed in school today is the focus of this authoritative book. Grounded in research yet masterfully linked to practice, it gives early childhood practitioners the tools, resources, and guidance they need to ensure quality education for young children from all backgrounds and all walks of life.


Substantially reorganized and streamlined to focus on the most relevant issues, the new Second Edition of Linda Espinosa’s Getting It RIGHT for Young Children from Diverse Backgrounds looks at the advances in the scientific understanding of dual language development since the First Edition was published; presents the new research on program models and classroom practices that improve the educational outcomes for children from diverse backgrounds; includes a new chapter dedicated to instructional strategies and classroom practices with video links, illustrations, sample lessons, and practical examples; and adds clear learning objectives, summary paragraphs, reflection questions, and extensive activities to each chapter to help students internalize the content and apply it to their own work. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and internet resources.


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About The Author

Dr. Linda M. Espinosa is one of the leading authorities on the development and achievement of young dual language learners in the United States. She has held numerous prestigious academic positions including Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Co-Director of the National Institute of Early E...

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Title:Getting It Right For Young Children From Diverse Backgrounds: Applying Research To Improve Practice…Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9 × 7.1 × 0.6 inPublished:July 7, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0133017850

ISBN - 13:9780133017854

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Table of Contents

Brief Contents

Chapter 1 Early Childhood Education, Diversity and Educational Equity: Current Realities 
Chapter 2 How Research Continues to Expand our Understanding of Child Growth and Development 
Chapter 3 Research on the Growth and Development of Young Dual Language Learners 
Chapter 4 Practical and Proven Strategies for Teaching Young Dual Language Learners 
Chapter 5 The Road Forward for Young Children from Diverse 
Appendix A Promising Programs for Young Dual Language Learners 
Appendix B Resources for Serving Young children from Diverse 
Appendix C Information on Technology for Young Diverse Learners 
Appendix D Sample Individualized Language Plan