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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook offers 100 chapters written by leading experts in the field that highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today. This comprehensive and authoritative two-volume work provides undergraduate education majors with insight into the rich array of issues inherent in education—issues informing debates that involve all Americans.Key Features:· Provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source ideal for their classroom research needs, preparation for GREs, and research into directions to take in pursuing a graduate degree or career· Offers more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon, detail, or density as journal articles or research handbook chapters· Explores educational policy and reform, teacher education and certification, educational administration, curriculum, and instruction· Offers a reader-friendly common format: Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, References and Further Readings 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare teachers, professors, and administrators for their future careers, informing the debates and preparing them to address the questions and meet the challenges of education today.

Immigrant Students
Immigrant students

Ana and her parents immigrated from Mexico when she was 2 years old. She has attended schools in Los Angeles since kindergarten. She has been schooled entirely in English and has received English language learner (ELL) support throughout her schooling. Now in the ninth grade, she is stuck at the intermediate level of language proficiency and has a lot of difficulty with reading comprehension. Ana speaks Spanish at home with her parents and siblings, and returns to Mexico regularly to see her extended family. As a result, her Spanish is well developed.

Chen was born in the United States and his parents immigrated from Fujian province in China. His father finished elementary school, but his mother went to school for only 2 years. ...

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