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Teacher and blogger Jose Vilson recommends a summer reading list whose titles cover issues of leadership, race and math.
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Problems of the Second Generation: To be Young, Muslim, and American Brookings Institution Marcia Hermansen, a Muslim who is also a professor of Islamic studies at Loyola University in Chicago, recounts her shock when she “encountered some Muslim...
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A Vermont wood carver and a Bangladeshi educator team up to save indigenous languages.
This is great. This kind of thing is what I am working towards. Jo
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To regain our lead in educational achievement, we’ll have to work from the bottom up. (Education is the social justice issue of our time.
Blogger Maurice Elias revisits past research still relevant and valuable on how best to serve at-risk students in urban schools.
Rocking the rondalla Cebu Daily News At Iskwelahang Pilipino (IP), they tell stories about the islands they left behind, they hold cooking lessons for Philippine recipes and they teach the Filipino language.
A provision of the proposed immigration legislation would require immigrants to prove they're learning English before they can become permanent residents.
THE Wall Street Journal last week had a sweet article about non-Nordic Europeans learning languages like Norwegian and Finnish, the better to be able to sing along with their favorite Nordic metal bands:"It's quite a well-known phenomenon that...
A new study is the first to show that language can be influenced by geography.
old-fashioned-teacher. What are teachers' views of second language Learning and teaching? This question is so general that it might defy any decent answer from any kind of study. We surely have to focus the question better.
Diversity the norm in one German classroom Deutsche Welle Diversity the norm in one German classroom. Children who are immigrants or the children of immigrants often need special lessons.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio Partnership Programs Make College a Reality for First-Generation Students Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio Working together.
Pre-college programs that provide each student with social capital of what it's like to be a college student = priceless. #GEARUPworks
In the Spring of 2011, a small group of Chicago-based friends shared a meal around a kitchen table, discussing gift ideas for a friend’s new baby.
Although you've probably heard quite a bit about privileges based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and social class, you've probably had fewer conversations about the nature of privilege based on language.
The number of Mexicans of indigenous origin in the U.S. is growing fast, but they are largely overlooked in the debate on immigration reform.
Timothy Doner, 16, from New York City, has taught himself to speak 23 languages from Hebrew and Arabic to Swahili and Chinese. The teenager said: "Some of th...
UConn Advance (blog) Helping Future Teachers Develop Global Literacy Skills UConn Advance (blog) “Student bodies have become so diverse that creating globally competent educators has really become a fundamental element of quality teaching,” Moss...
One of the most comic aspects of today's debate surrounding education and its so-called “reform” is the minimal to nonexistent degree to which the research literature plays in shaping public policy. ...
Phonemica: A Quest to Save China's Languages The Atlantic Phonemica, or xiangyinyuan, is an innovative project that documents China's myriad dialects and languages.
LANGUAGE learners must resign themselves to making very public, very silly mistakes sooner or later. It’s an occupational hazard. Regular readers will remember that I’ve begun dipping my feet in Dutch.
Student Immigration Reform Advocates Win De Anza's President's Award Patch.com She also was an intern in the college's Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education, Institute of Community and Civic Engagement (ICCE), and...
How to kowtow ON TWITTER, a friend asked "Twenty years from now, how many Chinese words will be common parlance in English?" I replied that we've already had 35...
There is consensus in the field of second language acquisition research that a period of time exists in which the acquisition or learning of a second language can be accomplished more rapidly and easily than times falling ...
ChicagoQuest: Teaching with games in Chicago's Cabrini-Green Polygon In Luke Carman's classroom, late on a Tuesday a mere 26 days from the end of the school year, the 20-odd pupils have crossed the line between busy buzz and catastrophic freight...