School & District Management

Research and Policies About Language-Minority Students

By Mary Ann Zehr — September 02, 2009 1 min read

Three scholars of language-minority students, or those who come from homes where a language other than English is spoken, have edited a book that attempts to convey the latest research and policy analysis concerning these students.

The book, The Education of Language Minority Immigrants in the United States, will soon be released by the publisher Multilingual Matters, and is expected to be a text used in graduate courses.

Of the book’s three editors, I’m most familiar with Russell W. Rumberger, who for a decade was the director of the University of California Linguistics Minority Research Institute. I’ve quoted him in many an article about ELLs. He’s focused on studying dropouts as well as the education of ELLs. The other editors are Jin Sook Lee, an assistant professor of education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Terrence G. Wiley, a professor of education and applied linguistics at Arizona State University.

This is a book I’ll likely get for my reference library. It may help me keep track of the latest research and policies concerning language-minority students.
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A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.