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Migrant/Bilingual Education

Migrant and Bilingual Education Resources

Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At-risk (CRESPAR)
Conducts research, development, evaluation, and dissemination of replicable strategies designed to transform schooling for students who are placed at risk due to inadequate institutional responses to such factors as poverty, ethnic minority status, and non-English-speaking home background.

Center on English Learning & Achievement (CELA)
Specializes in research, development, and services to improve literacy, teaching and learning across the grades and subjects.

Education Northwest
Conducts more than 200 projects annually, working with schools, districts, and communities on evidence-based solutions to the challenges they face.

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
World's largest database on education, which includes journal articles, books, research synthesis, conference papers, technical reports, policy paper, and other education-related materials.

Institute of Education Sciences - Regional Educational Laboratory Program
Network of 10 laboratories that serve the educational needs of a designated region by providing access to education research through applied research and development projects, studies and other related technical assistance activities.

Language Instruction Educational Programs (LIEP) - Introduction - Project Purpose and Description (PDF)

Language Instruction Educational Programs (LIEP) - Results Brief - A Review of the Foundational Literature (PDF)

Language Instruction Educational Programs (LIEP) - Lessons from the Research & Profiles of Promising Programs (PPT)

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)
Funded by OELA to collect, analyze, and disseminate information relating to the effective education of linguistically and culturally diverse learners in the U.S.

National Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education (ERIC/NCLE)
Provides literacy instructors and researchers with timely information on adult ESL literacy education, with emphasis on education for adults and out-of-school youth learning English as a second language.

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Enforces a variety of federal statutes prohibiting discrimination by recipients of federal education funds. Focuses on encouraging voluntary compliance with civil rights laws by providing policy guidance, staff training, and technical assistance.

Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA)
Helps school districts meet their responsibility to provide equal access to equal educational opportunities for limited English proficient children.

Office of Migrant Education (OME)
Works to improve teaching and learning for migratory children. Programs and projects administered by OME are designed to enable children whose families migrate to find work in agricultural, fishing, and timber industries to meet the same challenging academic content and student performance standards that are expected of all children.

Resources for Parents and Schools with Translations
A listing of links to translated informational materials for parents and students in Washington.

The Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA)
National center for research on early reading, representing a consortium of educators from five universities; teacher educators; teachers; publishers of texts, tests, and technology; professional organizations; and schools and school districts across the United States.

Top of the Chart! (PDF)
From "The ESL Teachers Book of Lists," by Jocelyn E. Kress, ©1993 by the Center for Applied Research in Education, lists the 500 most frequently used words in English, idioms across five languages, English/Spanish cognates, and problem English sounds and contrasts for speakers of other languages.

 

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