Our English language learners face unique social challenges. The resources below are intended to provide insight into the social issues affecting English language learners such as equity, inclusion and newcomer settlement.
You may also find our streamed video resources relevant, especially: Voices of Immigrant Teenagers, Reflections of Immigrant Teenagers, Voices of Immigrant Families and the Teachers of their Children and Coming Together (from the Growing New Roots Video Series) as well as Section 1 (Who is the English Language Learner?) from each of the Primary/Middle/Senior School videos in the ESL Infusion Series.
The following books and journals can also be found at the OISE Library.
Summaries of: Research on the Inclusion Of Students with Disabilities & Limited English Proficient Students in Large-Scale Assessment.
Abedi, J., Kim-Boscardin, C., & Larson, H. (2000).
Los Angeles, CA: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing.
Improving schooling for language-minority children: A research agenda.
August, D. & Hakuta, K. (1997).
Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.
The power of culture: Teaching across language difference.
Beykont, Z.F. (Ed.). (2002).
Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Publishing Group.
Language Minority Students in the Mainstream Classroom (2nd. edition).
Carrasquillo, A.L., & Rodriguez, V. (2002).
Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters Ltd.
Reaching New Horizons: Gifted and Talented Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.
Castellano, J.A., Diaz, E.I. (Eds.). (2002).
Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
Classroom Teacher's ESL Survival Kit #1.
Claire, E. and Haynes, J. (1994).
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall Regents.
Chapter 3 (The first challenge: Culture shock) Chapter 10 (Questions teachers ask)
Learning Together in the Multicultural Classroom.
Coelho, E. (1994).
Markham, ON: Pippin Publishing Ltd.
Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Schools.
Coelho, E. (1998).
Toronto: Multilingual Matters Ltd.
Chapter 3 (Getting started in the multicultural school) Chapter 4 (An inclusive school environment)
Language, literacy, content, and (pop) culture: Challenges for ESL students in mainstream courses.
Duff, P. (2001).
CMLR, 58(1), 103-133.
Culturally responsive teaching: Theory, research, and practice.
Gay, G. (2000).
New York, N.Y: Teachers College Press.
Planning for bilingual learners: An inclusive curriculum.
Gravelle, M. (Ed.). (2000).
Stoke on Trent, UK: Trentham Books.
The academic achievement of minority students: perspectives, practices, and prescriptions.
Gregory, S. (2000).
Lanham, Md.: University Press of America.
Look at me when I talk to you: ESL learners in non-ESL classrooms.
Helmer S. (2003).
The Pulse of the World: Refugees in Our Schools.
Kaprielian-Churchill, I., & Churchill, S. (1994).
Toronto, ON: OISE Press.
Studying minority adolescents: conceptual, methodological, and theoretical issues.
McLoyd, V., & Steinberg, L. (Eds.) (1998).
Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Chapter 6 (Adolescents from immigrant families)
English as a second language in the mainstream: Teaching, learning, and identity.
Mohan, B., Leung, C., & Davison, D. (Eds.) (2001).
Harlow, England: Longman.
The light in their eyes: Creating multicultural learning communities.
Nieto, S. (1999).
New York: Teachers College Press.
Language, culture, and teaching: Critical perspectives for a new century.
Nieto, S. (2002).
Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Turning the tides of exclusion: A guide for educators and advocates for immigrant students.
Olsen, L., & Jaramillo, A. (1999).
Oakland, CA: Coast Litho.
Igniting change for immigrant students: Portraits of three high schools.
Olsen, L., Jaramillo, A., McCall-Perez, Z., & White, J. (1999).
Oakland, CA: Coast Litho.
Students' multiple worlds: Negotiating the boundaries of family, peer, and school cultures.
Phelan, P., Locke Davidson, A., & Thanh Cao, H. (1991).
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 22, 224-250.
The erosion of democracy in education: From Critique to possibilities.
Portelli, J., & Solomon, P. (Eds.) (2001).
Calgary, AB: Detselig Enterprises Ltd.
From the Classroom to the Community: A Fifteen-Year Experiment in Refugee Education.
Ranard, D.A., & Pfleger, M. (1995).
McHenry, IL: Center for Applied Linguistics and Delta Systems Co., Inc.
A casebook for exploring diversity in K-12 classrooms.
Redman, G.L. (1999).
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill Prentice-Hall.
Overlooked & UnderServed: Immigrant Students in U.S. Secondary Schools.
Ruiz-de-Velasco, J., & Fix, M. (2000).
Washington, D.C.: The Urban Institute.
Second language students in mainstream classrooms: A handbook for teachers in international schools.
Sears, C. (1998).
Clevedon, UK:Multilingual Matters.
Teaching To Diversity; Teaching and Learning in the Mutliethnic Classroom.
Meyers, M. (1993).
Toronto, ON.: Thos. Nelson
Building bridges: multilingual resources for children.
Multilingual Resources for Children Project and the University of Reading (1995).
Clevedon; Philadelphia; Adelaide.: Multilingual Matters Ltd
Immigrant learners and their families: literacy to connect the generations.
Weinstein-Shr, Gail & Quintero, Elizabeth P. (1995).
McHenry, Illinois.: Center for Applied Linguistics and Delta Systems
Multilingual Human Rights
An international network of researchers and decision-makers that provides information on migration issues.
A 10-minute video “Understanding the English Language Learners” from The Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat. See also Segment 2, “Building a Whole School Approach” in this series.
Center for Multilingual/Multicultural Research Articles and links, including a list of resources that focus on specific cultural groups (e.g., Asian-Americans)
Settlement information and resources for immigrants in, or planning to come to, Ontario.
Refugees: A Canadian Perspective
Discusses general strategies for inclusive teaching at all levels.
Building Futures in Canada" is a series of short videos profiling the stories of 20 newcomers and immigrants to Canada. For more information, consult http://CFEE.org
CBC news clip: Younger generation talks about Multiculturalism in Canada.
A 13-minute video from TDSB: Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) helps newcomers learn English and assists them in the settlement process and eventual integration into Canadian society.
A short 2-minute video: Rinaldo Walcott on answering the question, "Where are you from?" This video questions the issue of inclusion, exclusion, and equity in Canadian society.
A short 8-minute video: The Challenge of Diversity in Canada.'
CBC W5 Documentary "Not Canada" Labor Market and Immigrants in Canada-Part 1
CBC W5 Documentary "Not Canada" Part 2
CBC W5 Documentary "Not Canada" Part 3
A promotion video of Canadian center for diversity: the Peer Leaders Network program will demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion while measurably reducing incidents of anti-diversity behavior like bullying and exclusion in high school. For more info go to: http://www.centrefordiversity.ca/what-we-do
A short 2 minute video about Canadian center for diversity: Who are we? The Canadian Centre for Diversity is a national educational charity that informs and educates Canadians about the value of diversity, difference and inclusion.
TVO Interview: Adrienne Clarkson says Canada's strength lies in its inclusion of immigrants. She sits down with Steve Paikin to say why there is room for all of us.
A short 1-min video about diversity and prejudice. Produced by the Canadian Center for Diversity