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Minority and Mainstream Children's Development and Academic Achievement: An Alternative Research and Educational View
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Minority and Mainstream Children's Development and Academic Achievement: An Alternative Research and Educational View (Paperback)

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Presently, school populations represent a culturally and linguistically diverse student body. Students are put at risk of failure in the school environment due to overlooked developmental factors and external socio-historical factors. Due to this shift in diversification, non-traditional educational needs must be recognized. This work offers a comparative and alternative framework for students and faculty to address this contemporary challenge. It presents a unique, state-of-the-art, ecological, and multidimensional view of the differential effect of socio-cultural and socioeconomic factors on the development of both minority and majority students. The database studies illustrate methodological advances in the field of ethnic research and provide solutions for traditional methodological problems.

Sport & Hobbies Publisher: University Press of America Publication Date: 20/06/2007 ISBN-13: 9780761837664  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Virginia Gonzalez Ph. D. is Professor of Education at the University of Cincinnati. She has an interdisciplinary professional and academic background, with an M.A. in Bilingual Special Education and a Ph. D. in Educational Psychology, both from The University of Texas at Austin. She was formerly a faculty member at Texas A&M University and at The University of Arizona. She is an expert in bilingual education. One of Dr. Gonzalez's major areas of expertise is the development of research models that explain cognitive and linguistic development in Hispanic students who have learned English as a Second Language (ESL). These models have implications in assessment, learning processes, and instructional programs. Dr. Gonzalez has published multiple books and journal articles concerning these areas.

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