Alison L. Bailey is Professor of Human Development and Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Carolyn A. Maher is Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Education at the Robert B. Davis Institute at Rutgers University, USA. Louise C. Wilkinson is Distinguished Professor of Education, Psychology, and Communication Sciences at Syracuse University, USA.
This book examines the language and literacy challenges associated with learning science and mathematics, and also highlights the additional complexity this represents for students learning English at the same time. Importantly, the chapters provide resources for teachers to learn how to blend scientific literacy and the needs of EL and bilingual students-thus addressing an equity issue and a critical need for the country. --Rodolfo Dirzo, Bing Professor in Environmental Science, Stanford University, USA