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Improving Education: Research to Practice

This web page includes the publication Improving Education for Multilingual and English Learner Students: Research to Practice. Here you will find the publication in its entirety as well as each chapter, available for individual study.

The California Department of Education (CDE) is committed to making its educational materials accessible to all.

The Improving Education for Multilingual and English Learner Students: Research to Practice book has been designed to be accessible to assistive technologies that are often used by persons with disabilities. This book is compliant with federal Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Any person having difficulty in accessing the Improving Education for Multilingual and English Learner Students: Research to Practice is encouraged to contact the Language Policy and Leadership Office by phone at 916-319-0845 to make an American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation request.

Improving Education for Multilingual and English Learner Students: Research to Practice (PDF)

Introduction: Improving Multilingual Education: Accelerate Learning (PDF)

Chapter 1: The Power and Promise of California’s Multilingual Learners (PDF)

Chapter 2: Asset-Based Pedagogy: Student, Family, and Community Engagement for the Academic and Social–Emotional Learning of Multilingual Students (PDF)

Chapter 3: Multilingual Programs and Pedagogy: What Teachers and Administrators Need to Know and Do (PDF)

Chapter 4: Early Learning and Care for Multilingual and Dual Language Learners Ages Zero to Five (PDF)

Chapter 5: Content Instruction with Integrated and Designated English Language Development in the Elementary Grades (PDF)

Chapter 6: Content and Language Instruction in Middle and High School: Promoting Educational Equity and Achievement Through Access and Meaningful Engagement (PDF)

Chapter 7: Creating Schools and Systems That Support Asset-Based, High Quality Instruction for Multilingual Learners (PDF)

Glossary of Terms (PDF)

Improving Education for Multilingual and English Learners Long Descriptions

Improving Education for Multilingual and English Learners Resources Links

Publication Flyer (PDF)

Webinar Series

The Multilingual Support Division and the Region 15 Comprehensive Center at WestEd will host a series of webinars on the California Department of Education (CDE) publication, Improving Education for Multilingual and English Learner Students: Research to Practice. This webinar series is designed to engage the field and support educators in incorporating the publication in professional learning settings. The publication authors will lead presentations specific to the chapter they authored.

The webinar series flyer (DOCX; Updated Jan-2021) contains the webinar dates, times, and registration links.

Questions:   Language Policy and Leadership Office | 916-319-0845
Last Reviewed: Thursday, January 28, 2021
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