Inquiry Systems LTD.
Systems Consulting for Social Science and Educational Inquiry
including Thomas and Collier Research and Evaluation Work in Dual Language Education
Provide local, state, national, and international agencies with action-oriented analyses and information they can use to successfully refine and improve their education programs, and to document and validate their successes.
We specialize in school-based programs and research for "at-risk" students, especially students whose first language is not English.
- Social Science Analyses
- Education Research
- Writing Professional Books and Other Publications
- Program Evaluations
- Keynote Speaking
- Professional Development Training for Schools, School Districts
- Consulting for Local, State, National, and International Agencies
Collier, V.P., & Thomas, W.P. (2013). LA EDUCACION DE LOS ESTUDIANTES DE INGLES PARA UN MUNDO EN CONSTANTE TRANSFORMACION. Albuquerque, NM: Dual Language Education of New Mexico – Fuente Press. Electronic edition of 2009 book, translated into Spanish. Click here for sample material. Este libro debería ser leído por todos aquellos que se dedican a tomar decisiones sobre el diseño, la implementación y la evaluación de los programas educativos para estudiantes de inglés.
Thomas, W.P., & Collier, V.P. (2012). DUAL LANGUAGE EDUCATION FOR A TRANSFORMED WORLD. Albuquerque, NM: Dual Language Education of New Mexico – Fuente Press. Click here for sample material. This book makes the case for dual language education to become the standard for all schools. Written for new and veteran implementers, it provides hope, rationale, guidance, and the tools to transform education to 21st century standards.
Collier, V.P., & Thomas, W.P. (2009). EDUCATING ENGLISH LEARNERS FOR A TRANSFORMED WORLD. Albuquerque, NM: Dual Language Education of New Mexico – Fuente Press. Click here for a book description and sample material.
This book should be read by anyone who is making decisions regarding the design, implementation, and assessment of educational programming for English learners. Electronic edition and 2nd printing coming in 2014.
The following White Paper, written by staff of the Joint National Committee for Languages for purposes of informing federal and state policy, is a summary of our book titled Dual Language Education for a Transformed World. Groom, D., & Hanson, R. (2013). Dual language education can close achievement gap. Washington, DC: Joint National Committee for Languages-National Council for Languages and International Studies. Click here to download this paper and other policy papers from JNCL-NCLIS.