Leadership for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Schools provides aspiring and practicing leaders the guidance to lead, organize, and support their schools to effectively serve linguistically and culturally diverse students. Authors Scanlan and López explore how schools can cultivate students’ linguistic and cultural proficiencies, provide students with a rich and challenging learning environment, and ensure that students are socioculturally integrated. Bringing together research from the field of bilingual education and school improvement, this book provides a strong theoretical and research framework as well as best practices for supporting all students.
Special Features include:
A Companion Website includes exercises from the book available for download and modification and a blog focused on emerging research and effective practices.
"This book should be on every school leader’s reading list. It is both inspirational and practical. Framing the content around the key elements that help culturally and linguistically diverse school populations, the authors provide research and practice ideas that can be easily considered by school leaders both novice and experienced. The exercises help leaders see the new mainstream students in a new light."
--María Estela Brisk, Professor of Teacher Education, Lynch School of Education, Boston College
"Scanlan and Lopez have taken a unique approach to help school leaders effectively meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students. A seamless blend of theory and practice, this book offers school leaders tools for supporting strategies that facilitate language learning. It is a must-read for campus principals, bilingual education directors, and teachers who work with CLD students."
--Mariela A. Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Foreword by Eugene Garcia
Chapter 1: Introduction: Orientation to the Expedition
Chapter 2: Research Literature on Promoting Sociocultural Integration
Chapter 3: How Do School Leaders Promote Sociocultural Integration?
Chapter 4: Research Literature on Cultivating Language Proficiency
Chapter 5: How Do School Leaders Cultivate Language Proficiency?
Chapter 6: Research Literature on Supporting Academic Achievement
Chapter 7: How Do School Leaders Ensure Academic Achievement?
Chapter 8: Conclusion: The road is made by walking