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Cummins, Jim 1949-

Works: 250 works in 829 publications in 4 languages and 17,104 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Cross-cultural studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Creator, win, Other, wpr, Interviewee
Classifications: LC3731, 370.1175
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jim Cummins
Language, power, and pedagogy : bilingual children in the crossfire by Jim Cummins( )

44 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume focuses not only on issues of language learning and teaching but also highlights the ways in which power relations in the wider society affect patterns of teacher-student interaction in the classroom. Effective instruction will inevitably challenge patterns of coercive power relations in both school and society."--Jacket
Cultural diversity in schools : from rhetoric to practice by Robert A DeVillar( )

13 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minority education : from shame to struggle by Tove Skutnabb-Kangas( )

15 editions published in 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book analyzes policy issues regarding the education of minority students in western industrialized societies and presents a number of case studies of programmes that have been successful in reversing the pattern of minority students' academic failure
Bilingual education : Southeast Asian perspectives by Angel Lin( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is an urgent need to critically integrate and review the international research literature with a view to informing public debates and policy making regarding the medium of instruction in Hong Kong and other Southeast Asian contexts. This book aims to meet this need
Bilingualism and special education : issues in assessment and pedagogy by Jim Cummins( Book )

32 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book has a practical focus in that it examines the effectiveness of alternatives to traditional assessment and pedagogical practices for bilingual children. It argues that much special education practice with respect to bilingual students is fundamentally misdirected
Brave new schools : challenging cultural illiteracy through global learning networks by Jim Cummins( Book )

23 editions published between 1949 and 1997 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how the advent of the Internet is transforming schools by giving students a global connection that crosses geographical and cultural barriers. Includes case studies and a listing of networking resources
Bilingualism in education : aspects of theory, research, and practice by Jim Cummins( Book )

52 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title makes a significant contribution to our knowledge and understanding of both bilingualism and education
International handbook of English language teaching by Jim Cummins( )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This two volume Handbook provides a comprehensive examination of policy, practice, research and theory related to English Language Teaching in international contexts. More than 70 chapters highlight the research foundation for best practices, frameworks for policy decisions, and areas of consensus and controversy in second language acquisition and pedagogy. The Handbook provides a unique resource for policy makers, educational administrators, and researchers concerned with meeting the increasing demand for effective English language teaching. The spread of English as a global language is well documented. In countries around the world, English has replaced other languages as the second language taught most frequently and intensively in school. These trends are escalating and have not yet reached their peak. For example, in Japan, pilot projects have been instituted to start teaching English in the primary grades and similar proposals are either being discussed or have been implemented in other countries around the world. Also, bilingual and trilingual programs involving English have increased significantly both in private sector and public sector schools. In short, parental pressure in many contexts has resulted in English language teaching (ELT) being introduced earlier in children's school careers and often being used as a medium of instruction. Increasing demand for English language teaching is also evident among adult learners. Large-scale ELT programs for adult learners have been established in the community and workplace as a result of the globalization of the workforce, concerns to increase economic competitiveness, and a move towards life-long learning. Increased focus on English language teaching has also occurred in countries where English is the dominant language. Many English-speaking countries have experienced dramatic increases in immigration during the past 30 years."--Publisher's website
Bilingual education( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multilingual education in practice : using diversity as a resource( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negotiating identities : education for empowerment in a diverse society by Jim Cummins( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aimed at "empowering" teachers and students in a culturally diverse society, this book suggests that schools must respect student's language and culture, encourage community participation, promote critical literacy, and institute forms of assessment in order to reverse patterns of under-achievement in pupils from varying cultures. The book shows that students who have been failed by schools predominantly come from communities whose languages, cultures and identities have been distorted and devalued in the wider society, and schools have reinforced this pattern of disempowerment
An introductory reader to the writings of Jim Cummins by Jim Cummins( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contribution of Jim Cummins to bilingualism and bilingual education has been substantial and profound. This reader provides a comprehensive compilation of his most important and influential texts
Bilingual and ESL classrooms : teaching in multicultural contexts by Carlos Julio Ovando( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The major goal of this book is to take a comprehensive look at research, policy, and effective practices in U.S. schools for students who are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The demographic predictions are that students with close connections to their bilingual/bicultural heritages (now labeled 'language minority students' by the federal government) will be very large in number in the near future, becoming the majority in many states over the next three decades. Thus we educators urgently need to provide appropriate, meaningful, and effective schooling for these students, who too often have been underserved by U.S. schools. This book speaks to all educators, with the goal of providing rich examples of effective practices and their underlying research knowledge base" (page xiii)
Empowering minority students by Jim Cummins( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literacy, technology, and diversity : teaching for success in changing times by Jim Cummins( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Authored by some of the most inspirational researchers in the field, Literacy, Technology, and Diversity: Teaching for Success in Changing Times provides a research-based blueprint for implementing pedagogical approaches that promote literacy engagement among low-income and minority students. Extensive case studies of classroom practice document how student diversity and technology can become catalysts for deeper learning. Instead of just pinpointing limitations in today's educational system, Jim Cummins, Kristin Brown and Dennis Sayers move beyond critique and provide powerful action plans to help you in your classroom."--Jacket
Identity texts : the collaborative creation of power in multilingual schools by Margaret Early( )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book shows how identity texts have engaged school students around the world. The term identity texts were first used in the Canada-wide Multiliteracies Project to describe a wide variety of creative work by students, led by classroom teachers: collaborative inquiry, literary narratives, dramatic and multimodal performances. The identity texts that were produced held up a mirror to the students which reflected their identities back to them in a positive light
Transforming education : global perspectives, experiences and implications by Robert A DeVillar( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This research-based volume presents a substantive, panoramic view of ways in which Australia and countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America engage in educational programs and practices to transform the learning processes and outcomes of their students. It reveals and analyzes national and global trajectories in key areas of educational development, and enhances readers' understanding of the nature and complexity of educational transformation in a global context. The book's comprehensive analysis of factors associated with transforming education within globally representativ
Educating emergent bilinguals : policies, programs, and practices for English language learners by Ofelia García( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This accessible guide introduces readers to the issues and controversies surrounding the education of language minority students in the United States. What makes this book a perennial favorite are the succinct descriptions of alternative practices for transforming our schools and students' futures, such as building on students' home languages and literacy practices, incorporating curricular and pedagogical innovations, using proven-effective approaches to parent engagement, and employing alternative assessment tools
Children's literature in multilingual classrooms : from multiliteracy to multimodality by Christine Hélot( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies from seven countries model how our inappropriately monolingual classrooms can be transformed into spaces where numerous languages thrive. Classroom-based research into the teaching of literacy and the role of children's literature in primary schools offers new conceptualizations of multilingual literacies and their pedagogical implications
Bilingualism and minority-language children by Jim Cummins( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Language, power, and pedagogy : bilingual children in the crossfire
Minority education : from shame to struggleBrave new schools : challenging cultural illiteracy through global learning networksBilingualism in education : aspects of theory, research, and practiceInternational handbook of English language teachingBilingual educationMultilingual education in practice : using diversity as a resourceNegotiating identities : education for empowerment in a diverse societyAn introductory reader to the writings of Jim Cummins
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