This book demonstrates a system-wide approach to support the learning needs of culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse students. The authors deliver a six-point model for developing improved programs, policies, and practices, including:
(a) mapping and aligning an integrated curriculum—making the mainstream curricula accessible for all learners
(b) Collaborative planning and assessment—pooling teachers’ intelligence so the whole is greater than the sum of the parts and
(c) teaching students explicit learning strategies — empowering students by taking the focus off the teacher and putting it back on learners.