¡Vamos! How School Leaders Promote Equity and Excellence for Bilingual Students

Martin Scanlan, Francesca López

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Background: Focusing on culturally and linguistically diverse students, this article presents a narrative synthesis of empirical evidence guiding school leaders to promote educational equity and excellence. Research Design: This study employs a tripartite theoretical model that emphasizes cultivating language proficiency, providing access to high-quality curriculum, and promoting sociocultural integration. Using this as an organizing framework, the article presents a review of 79 empirical articles published from 2000 to 2010. Findings: The article explains how school leaders can use research literature to craft effective and integrated service delivery for their culturally and linguistically diverse students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)583-625
Number of pages43
JournalEducational Administration Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • bilingual
  • cultural diversity
  • linguistic diversity
  • school leadership
  • service delivery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Public Administration

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