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The SEAL Model: Powerful Language Learning
LCAP Report


Meeting the Unique Needs of Long Term English Learners. A Guide for Educators
National Education Association, Washington D.C., 2014.

The California Campaign for Biliteracy
Californians Together, Long Beach, CA, 2014.

Educating English Language Learners
Grantmakers for Education, 2013

A Timeline: Bilingualism and Education in California and the United States

Secondary School Courses Designed to Address the Language Needs and Academic Gaps of Long Term English Learners
Californians Together, 2012.

The PROMISE Model: an English Learner Focused Approach to School Reform
Education and Policy Brief LMU/LA Center for Equity for English Learners. No. 3, January 2011.

Reparable Harm: Fulfilling the unkept promise of educational opportunity for California’s Long Term English Learners
Californians Together, Long Beach, CA, 2010

A Closer Look at Long Term English Learners: A Focus on New Directions
Santa Clara County Office of Education. In the Starlight Issue 7, Dec. 2010.

Implementation of the PROMISE Model and Theory of Change – a qualitative approach
The PROMISE Initiative Research Monograph – The PROMISE Design Center, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools ( 2009

Ensuring Academic Success for English Learners
University of California, Linguistic Minority Research Institute UCLMRI. Volume 15, Number 4, Summer 2006.

“The Role of Advocacy in Shaping Immigrant Education: A California Case Study”

Teachers College Record, 2009.

Ready or Not: Immigrants and School Readiness. California Tomorrow, Oakland, 2004.

And Still We Speak: Stories of communities sustaining language and culture. California Tomorrow, Oakland 2003

So They May Speak: a school reform agenda. California Tomorrow, Oakland 2003.

School Reform Organizing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles (with Mamie Chow, Carol Dowell, Ruben Lizardo), August 2001

Igniting Change for Immigrant Students: Portraits of Three High Schools. California Tomorrow, Oakland, 1999. (With Ann Jaramillo, Zaida McCall-Perez and Judy White)

Turning the Tides of Exclusion: A Guide for Educators and Advocates for Immigrant Students. California Tomorrow, Oakland, 1999. (With Ann Jaramillo)

Made In America: The Immigrant Experience in U.S. High Schools. The New Press, New York. 1997.

The Schools We Need Now: How Parents, Families and Communities Can Change Schools. California Tomorrow, San Francisco, 1997. (With Carol Dowell).

The Unfinished Journey: Restructuring Schools in a Diverse Society. California Tomorrow, San Francisco. 1994.

“From Nation to Race: The Americanization of Immigrants in the High School of the 1990s.” Unpublished dissertation. May 1995

Embracing Diversity: Teacher’s Voices from California Classrooms. A publication of the Education for a Diverse Society Project, California Tomorrow, San Francisco 1991.

The Challenges of and Responses to Secondary LEP Students: A Report on Secondary Schools in California., co-authored with Catherine Miniccuci. Berman Weiler Associates, 1991. A Report to the Legislature.

Bridges: Promising Programs for the Education of Immigrant Children. A publication of the Immigrant Students Project, California Tomorrow, San Francisco, 1989.

Out of the Shadows: The IRCA/SLIAG Opportunity. A report to the California Post secondary Education Commission. Report 89-10. May 1989. CPEC, Sacramento, CA.

Crossing the Schoolhouse Border: Immigrants and the California Public Schools, California Tomorrow, 1988. with Marcia Chen

Voices from the Classroom, Citizen Policy Center, 1984.

Student Views on the Quality of Teaching: a Manual on Student Involvement. Citizens Policy Center, 1984.

Our Future at Stake. New Society Publishers, 1986. with Melinda Moore.

Food Fight: A Report on Teen-agers and Nutrition, Citizens Policy Center, 1984.

Push Out, Step Out: California’s School Drop Outs, Citizen Policy Center, 1982.

Lost in the Shuffle: Guidance and Counseling in California’s Public Schools, Citizens Policy Center/Open Road, 1979.

Non-sexist Curricular Materials For Elementary Schools, Clearinghouse on Women’s Studies, New York, 1972.

ARTICLES and Chapters in Edited Volumes (selected list)

“Changing Course for Long Term English Learners”, Leadership Magazine vol.40, No.2, December 2010, Association of California School Administrators.

“Ensuring Academic Success for English Learners”, University of California Linguistic Minority Research Institute Newsletter, Volume 15:no. 4

“Public Education, Immigrants and Racialization: the Contemporary Americanization Project” in Gary Gerstle and John Mollenkopf eds. Contemporary and Historical Perspectives on Immigrant Political Incorporation. Russell Sage Foundation: New York. 2001 pp. 371 – 412.

“Learning English is Learning America”, Theory into Practice, Fall 2000.

“Immigrant Students and School Reform: a California Case Study” in Wayne Cornelius and Ruben Rumbaut eds. Immigrant Students in California. 1995

“Mission Imperative: The Human Relations Field”, CALIFORNIA PERSPECTIVES, Vol. 3, Fall 1992.

“Whose Culture is This? Whose Curriculum Will it Be?”, CALIFORNIA PERSPECTIVES Vol. 2, Fall 1991. [ reprinted in ESR JOURNAL.]

“Stopping Bias in its Tracks’, CALIFORNIA PERSPECTIVES, Vol. 2, Fall 1991 (with Nina Mullen).

“You and I are the Same”, in CALIFORNIA TOMORROW Magazine, 1990. Co-authored with Nina Mullen. [Also to be published in forthcoming book, Promising Practices in Education for a Social Responsibility, ed. Shelly Berman]

“Embracing Diversity”, EQUITY AND CHOICE, Winter 1990.

“The World Enrolls” in CALIFORNIA TOMORROW Magazine, 1988.

“The World Rushed In” in KAPPAN, November, 1988.


Producer, ”For English Learner Success”– a 30 minute video for the California Department of Education on English Learner programs and Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act. 2006.

Producer, “We Speak America”, First Place Award, Imagen Awards 2004

Producer, “So They May Speak”, 2004

Chief Consultant, “New Americans: Teacher Education module”, based on the PBS series, 2004

Producer, “Voices from the Classroom”–a video documentary about teaching in the public schools, from the perspectives of teachers and students. First Place Award in the National Educational Film Festival, 1986.