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“The education of multilingual learners requires both a depth and a breadth of knowledge among leaders to ensure that systems are established and resourced to provide equitable opportunities for students and equitable access for families. Transforming Schools for Multilingual Learners: A Comprehensive Guide for Educators provides both the research foundation and the practical application for schools, through the requisite asset-based lens. This framework can assist schools in planning school improvement plans and in their equity, diversity, and inclusion goals.
Transforming Schools for Multilingual Learners: A Comprehensive Framework for Educators is a must-have resource for school leaders, as well as in-service teachers and preservice teachers, to better understand how to create policies, practices, and programs for MLs to thrive. In this second edition work, Debbie Zacarian provides the latest, detailed information for all educators to better understand the needs of MLs and what to do to support their success. This book should be a staple in everyone’s professional library.
As a nation, we have undergone and continue to experience change in school policies, practices, and programs for multilingual learners. Through myriad real-life vignettes and exemplars, in this updated edition we come to witness how effective language programs can meet the requirements for federal compliance while slowly evolving on the local level to be more inclusive of the voices of educators, students, and families.
The second edition of Transforming Schools for Multilingual Learners: A Comprehensive Framework for Educators definitely joins the “short list” of books that all teachers and schools who serve English Language Learners should be reading!
This newly revised edition of Transforming Schools for Multilingual Learners: A Comprehensive Guide for Educators is a must-have for schools on the journey of creating equitable learning opportunities for all students. In the times of racial injustices, the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters, and a slew of global and regional crises, it is critically important that all educators hear Debbie Zacarian’s argument and act on her carefully created recommendations for supporting multilingual learners.
Under the guidance of well-informed and dedicated district leadership, multilinguals can thrive. Dr. Zacarian's second edition addresses the most recent topics in our field while anchored firmly on decades of sound research around what works for multilingual students. The first edition lit the way for many, and this second edition promises to illuminate the path for school leaders committed to the march for educational equity for multilingual students.
Debbie’s second edition brings to the forefront of school reform the importance of assets-based approaches to strengthen the success of multilingual learners. School teams will definitely welcome the ideas, rubrics and strategies for creating effective policies, practices, and structures for transforming schools.