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The literature reviewed in this book has to do with cognition and learning relative to ethnolinguistic minorities, and it deals with three areas of knowledge important in the field of education: developmental and information-processing theories, and learning styles. The focus of the book is on application of theory to cross-cultural education.
Patricia M. Davis did fieldwork in Peru (1964 to 1984) and also worked as a literacy consultant and literacy coordinator. She specialized in planning, teacher training, and materials preparation for bilingual school programs. She received a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Austin in 1995. She has been an international literacy consultant and Professor of Applied Linguistics with SIL International since 1985.