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Introduction: Educating Immigrant Students, Refugees, and English Language Learners: A No Borders Perspective

by Christian Faltis & Guadalupe Valdés - 2010

This essay introduces the issue, Educating Immigrant Students, Refugees, and English Language Learners: A No Borders Perspective

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 109. No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 112 Number 14, 2010, p. 285-296
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18405, Date Accessed: 12/3/2021 2:52:54 AM

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  • Christian Faltis
    University of California, Davis
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    CHRISTIAN FALTIS is the Dolly and David Fiddyment Chair in Teacher Education at the University of California, Davis. Prior to his appointment at UC Davis, Chris was Professor of Education at Arizona State University. He is also paints with oils about topics related to Mexican immigration. Among his recent publications are Faltis, C. & Coulter, C. (2007). Teaching English learners and immigrant students in secondary school settings. New York: Merrill/Prentice Hall; Arias, B., Faltis, C., & Cohen, J. (2007). Adolescent immigrant students and intergroup relations. In E. Frankenberg & G. Orfield (Eds.), Lessons in integration: Realizing the promise of racial diversity in America’s public schools. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press; Chappell, S., & Faltis, C. (2007). Bilingualism, Spanglish, culture and identity in Latino children’s literature. Children’s Literature in Education, 38(4). 253-262.
  • Guadalupe Valdés
    Stanford University
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    GUADALUPE VALDÉS is the Bonnie Katz Tenenbaum Professor of Education at Stanford University. Working in the area of applied linguistics, much of her work has focused on the English-Spanish bilingualism of Latinos in the United States and on discovering and describing how two languages are developed, used, and maintained by individuals who become bilingual in immigrant communities. Dr. Valdés has investigated Latino students in elementary, middle school, high school and college leading to six books and more than 70 articles. Her book Bilingualism and Testing: A Special Case of Bias (Ablex Publishing Co., 1994) is seen as a timely classic that explores the growing challenge of increased use of standardized tests. Her most recent book, Steps in the Journey: Latino Children Learning English will be published by Teachers College Press in the spring of 2010.
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