Learning to Improve
Anthony S. Bryk, Louis M. Gomez, Alicia Grunow, and Paul G. LeMahieu
Using ideas borrowed from improvement science, the authors show how a process of disciplined inquiry can be combined with the use of networks to identify, adapt, and successfully scale up promising interventions in education. Organized around six core principles, the book shows how "networked improvement communities" can bring together researchers and practitioners to accelerate learning in key areas of education.
“Drawing on numerous real life examples and illustrations, the authors demonstrate how to develop and then critically execute good ideas to produce reliably positive outcomes.”
—John Q. Easton, distinguished senior fellow, Spencer Foundation
English Language Learners and the New Standards
Margaret Heritage, Aida Walqui, and Robert Linquanti
Foreword by Kenji Hakuta
In English Language Learners and the New Standards
, three leading scholars present a clear vision and practical suggestions for helping teachers engage ELL students in simultaneously learning subject-area content, analytical practices, and language. This process requires three important shifts in our perspective -- from an individual activity to a socially engaged activity; from a linear process aimed at correctness and fluency; to a developmental process focused on comprehension and communication; and from a separate area of instruction to an approach that embeds language development in subject-area activities.
“This easy-to-understand book is worth every minute. The authors offer thoughtful descriptions of content and language integration for English language learners to be college and career ready.”
—Ohkee Lee, professor, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University