Sharon Adelman ReyesJames CrawfordWelcome to the New Home of DiversityLearningK12

DLK12 is a publishing venture specializing in bilingual education, ESL, language policy, school reform, civil rights, constructivist pedagogy, and related issues. Our books are used widely by teacher educators, researchers, and policymakers. This site will highlight those titles, as well as other works by James Crawford and Sharon Adelman Reyes from their decades of experience in education and journalism.

What Happened to James Crawford's Personal Site?

Over the past 20 years, this web site has reported on the English Only movement, bilingual education, Native American language revitalization, minority language rights, demographic data on language usage, and related issues. All previous posts – detailing research and events of the past two decades – remain on the site. To access them, simply click on the Archives button. For more current developments, please visit the Institute for Language and Education Policy, a nonprofit organization I helped to found in 2006 that is devoted to research-based advocacy for English language learners.

Reprints Available

Most of the material on this site may be downloaded at no charge. Other articles and book chapters are available for a reprint fee (secure transaction via PayPal) based on the number of pages and copies desired.

Other Books by James Crawford and Sharon Adelman Reyes

Educating ELLs The Trouble with SIOP:
How a Behaviorist Framework, Flawed Research, and Clever Marketing Have Come to Define — and Diminish — Sheltered Instruction for English Language Learners

(Institute for Language & Education Policy, 2015)

"I have had to sit through so many SIOP trainings, and it always seemed like a bunch of corporate BS. Turns out that it is.
[The Trouble with SIOP is] a good book that is thorough and well written. I recommend this for English teachers everywhere."
– Amazon reviewer


Educating ELLs Educating English Learners:
Language Diversity in the Classroom

5th Edition (formerly Bilingual Education: History, Politics, Theory and Practice; BES, 2004)
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"By far the most complete, the most thorough, and the most insightful volume of its kind ever done in the field."
– Stephen Krashen

Advocating for English Learners Teaching in Two Languages:
A Guide for K–12 Bilingual Educators
Advocating for ELLs
(Corwin, 2010)



" ... A source of both inspiration and practical strategies for those who are educating our newest emergent bilingual citizens."
– Sonia Nieto, University of Massachusetts

Advocating for English Learners Advocating for English Learners:Advocating
Selected Essays
Advocating for ELLs
(Multilingual Matters, 2008)
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"Valuable insights on language policy in the education of immigrant children ... A compelling book to read."
Theresa Austin, Teachers College Record

Constructivist Strategies Constructivist Strategies
for Teaching English Language Learners
Advocating for ELLs
(Corwin, 2008)


"An exciting journey inside classrooms where knowledgeable, caring, and advocacy-oriented teachers
effectively engage English language learners through culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy."
– Carlos J. Ovando, Arizona State University

At War At War with Diversity:
U.S. Language Policy in an Age of Anxiety

(Multilingual Matters, 2000)
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"A valuable book for any language-minority education professional who yearns for a better understanding of
the political nature and the ongoing debates surrounding language policy in the United States."
Harvard Educational Review

Hold Your Tongue Hold Your Tongue:
Bilingualism and the Politics of English Only

(Addison-Wesley, 1992) *** STILL IN PRINT!!! ***
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"Rich in anecdotes, majestic in its sweep and scope ... A ground-breaking study of the English Only movement."
– Henry Cisneros

Language Loyalties Language Loyalties:
A Source Book on the Official English Controversy 

(University of Chicago Press, 1992)
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"Truly superb. ... Belongs on the shelf of every person even mildly interested in the political struggle over language."
– Sanford Levinson, The Nation

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