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Getting It Right for Young Children from Diverse Backgrounds: Applying Research to Improve Practice

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Getting It Right for Young Children from Diverse Backgrounds Applying Research to Improve Practice

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Empowering early childhood educators with the latest knowledge and skills can improve educational outcomes for children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and those living in poverty. Getting It Right synthesizes the latest scientific evidence and translates it into practical guidance that educators can use to implement effective practices in their diverse classrooms. It explains research findings and presents real-life scenarios, specific approaches, and relevant resources that will help educators meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable children in their classrooms.

Authors

Linda Espinosa
Dr. Linda Espinosa, Professor of Early Childhood Education (Ret.) at the University of Missouri, Columbia, is a member of the Teaching Strategies Latino Advisory Board and author of Getting it RIGHT for Young Children From Diverse Backgrounds. Her recent research and policy work has focused on effective curriculum and assessment practices for young children from low-income families who are dual language learners. Dr. Espinosa has worked extensively with low-income Hispanic/Latino children and families throughout the state of California. She has published more than 70 research articles, book chapters and training manuals on how to establish effective educational services for low-income, minority families and children who are acquiring English as a second language. Dr. Espinosa participated on the National Academy of Sciences Research Roundtable on Head Start. She has recently completed a secondary analysis of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort (ECLS-K) on the school achievement patterns of language minority children.