Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Education

Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Education Designing Networks That Transform Schools

Edited by Martin Scanlan, Cristina Hunter, and Elizabeth R. Howard
paper, 248 Pages
Pub. Date: November 2019
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-399-4
Price: $33.00

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cloth, 248 Pages
Pub. Date: November 2019
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-400-7
Price: $64.00

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Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Education provides a much-needed blueprint for how school leaders can leverage the power of collaborative learning to create more culturally and linguistically responsive schools.


This highly engaging book offers a timely and insightful look into the positive transformations that result from building coalitions and networks across and within schools to enact culturally and linguistically responsive education for all students. Demographic trends call for educational leaders to not only value and celebrate the diversity of students and their families, but to go further by breaking from monolingual and monocultural mind-sets. Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Education expertly shows us how this is done. — Sonia W. Soltero, professor and chair, Department of Leadership, Language, and Curriculum, College of Education, DePaul University

...this book provides a foundation of how to bridge divisions for bilateral and bilingual learners [and] serves as practical resource for all education stakeholders wanting and willing to create change. — Teachers College Record

A recommended read for school leaders seeking to implement an innovative and democratized approach to bilingual education. — Choice

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About the Editors

Martin Scanlan is an associate professor in educational leadership at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College. Before becoming a faculty member in higher education, Scanlan spent a decade working in teaching and administration in urban elementary and middle schools in Washington, DC, Berkeley, California, and Madison, Wisconsin. He continues to work closely with building and district-level administrators to bridge research and practice. Scanlan’s research explores how to strengthen the communities of practice in schools to promote inclusion of students across multiple dimensions of diversity. His scholarship has focused primarily on reform in special education service delivery, bilingual education, and school-community collaboration. His work can help leaders conceptualize how to structure service delivery, promote professional learning, and attain resources. He is committed to design-based research in which practitioners play a lead role in articulating the problems of practice that they seek to address, and creating collaborative research projects tackling these problems.

Cristina Hunter is the associate director of research initiatives for the Roche Center for Catholic Education. She earned her doctorate in applied developmental and educational psychology from the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College in 2014. Her research has focused on the experiences of Latinx migrants in the United States with a specific emphasis on dual language development. Hunter completed a postdoctoral research fellowship on a collaborative study between Boston College and Tufts University examining character development in youth. She earned her master’s degree from New York University and her bachelor of arts from Boston College.

Elizabeth R. Howard is an associate professor of bilingual education in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, where she teaches graduate courses on linguistic and cultural diversity and conducts research focusing on dual language education, biliteracy development, and the preparation of teachers to work with multilingual learners. She is currently a coinvestigator of a federally funded research project exploring writing instruction and outcomes among English Learners, and has served as principal investigator of several large-scale studies of biliteracy development and dual language education. Her books include Realizing the Vision of Two-Way Immersion: Fostering Effective Programs and Classrooms and Preparing Classroom Teachers to Succeed with Second Language Learners. Previously, she worked as a senior research associate at the Center for Applied Linguistics and as a bilingual teacher in California and Costa Rica.

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