Summary and Info
This is an important book for all teachers who are educating increasing numbers of bilingual students in their classrooms. Eugene Garcia writes about a subject he knows well, clearly and in a way that honors diversity. The text covers current demographics, school reform, and policy and offers a picture of how language, culture, and social class are interrelating aspects that effect who students are. He speaks about instructional practice grounded in what the research shows about what we know about bilingual students. I would highly recommend this book as an informative and well-written contribution to the discussion about how we prepare to teach diverse learners today.