Cultural-Linguistic Diversity and Inclusion

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The two purposes of this chapter are to: 1) define cultural and linguistic diversity and inclusion among school-age children; and 2) review the current policy context for research on diversity and inclusion, as well as their relationships to successful schooling for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. The case of the United States is highlighted and considered within a global context. The chapter includes a discussion of current issues and trends in this area, and suggests how future research is likely to develop.


Published: Robin L. Danzak, Louise C. Wilkinson, and Elaine R. Silliman. "Cultural-linguistic diversity and inclusion." The Routledge Companion to Education. Eds. J. Arthur and A. Peterson. Oxford, England: Routledge, 2012. 263-273.

ISBN 9780415583466 (hc); ISBN 9780415583473 (pbk.)