Collaboration and Co-Teaching: Strategies for English Learners (Paperback)
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Collaboration and Co-Teaching: Strategies for English Learners (Paperback)

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Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 29/09/2010
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Teacher collaboration and co-teaching are proven strategies for helping students with diverse needs achieve academically. Now this practical resource provides a step-by-step guide to making collaboration and co-teaching work for general education teachers and English as a second language (ESL) specialists to better serve the needs of English language learners (ELLs).

The authors address the fundamental questions of collaboration and co-teaching, examine how a collaborative programme helps ELLs learn content while meeting English language development goals, and offer information on school leaders' roles in facilitating collaboration schoolwide. Featuring six in-depth case studies, this guide helps educators:

- Understand the benefits and challenges of collaborative service delivery

- Choose from a range of strategies and configurations, from informal planning and collaboration to a fully developed co-teaching partnership

- Use templates, planning guides, and other practical tools to put collaboration into practice

- Evaluate the strategies' success using the guidelines, self-assessments, and questionnaires included

Collaboration and Co-Teaching helps ESL, ELL, and general education teachers combine their expertise to provide better support for their ELLs.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781412976503
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 652 g
Dimensions: 279 x 215 x 15 mm

"This book is a road map for collaborative practice with a focus on English language learners. The vignettes offer a window into the complex and diverse challenges of teaching in linguistically and culturally diverse contexts. The what, when, where, how, and why of collaborative practice are discussed, and the book provides valuable online resources and helpful references for further research and exploration." -- Dorit Kaufman, Professor of Linguistics, Director of Professional Educational Program
"Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria Dove highlight the importance of a whole-school approach to the teaching of ELLs where the collective expertise of teachers is harnessed through collaboration and co-teaching. This approach ensures that ELL students are not isolated from their peers and all teachers gain access to instructional strategies that promote student engagement and accelerated academic development." -- Jim Cummins, Professor
"Effective collaboration between professionals promotes success for English learners only when all parties share both a deep understanding of the educational issues involved and a firm commitment to academic excellence. This work provides a compelling coverage of the demographics of the English learner population, a comprehensive overview of the strengths and drawbacks of various program designs, and a foundation for cultural and linguistic advocacy for language-minority students. In one useful handbook, the authors address the rationale for co-teaching and the means to do so, offering a user-friendly introduction to collaboration involving all members of the school-site team. This guide has it all!" -- Lynne Diaz-Rico, Professor of Education
"Through intriguing questions and illustrative vignettes, Honigsfeld and Dove masterfully guide us in understanding the essentials of collaboration when planning, implementing, and assessing instruction for students who are acquiring English as an additional language. A must-read for educators wishing to create a professional leaning community where insights about ESL instruction can be shared." -- Diane Lapp, Distinguished Professor of Education
"This text is a detailed how-to manual thoroughly grounded in research and best practices. The authors move from basic definitions to the needs of ELLs to cogent reasons for using collaborative methods to help students meet success. It should be required reading in teacher preparation programs and a much-used resource for inservice teachers." -- Anne M. Wilding, TESOL Field Placement Supervisor
"This important book fills a critical need for current information about the collaborative process and should be in every educator's professional library." -- Scott W.C. Lawrence, Director of Curriculum
"This easy-to-read book empowers educators to work collaboratively in planning and teaching to meet the needs of English language learners in co-taught classrooms. This book makes a contribution toward successfully educating students in diverse classrooms." -- Richard Andrew Villa, President
"A valuable resource for preservice and inservice training of school administrators as well as ESOL and mainstream teachers. Honigsfeld and Dove have researched and compiled a very thorough guide for establishing various forms of collaborative learning environments and ESL co-teaching models that can benefit ELLs. This book helps start and guide the conversation between all the parties involved-administrators and teachers alike!" -- Constance E. Dziombak, President, New York State TESOL
"This book is a great resource that focuses on collaborative practices and numerous co-teaching models while presenting several case studies to illustrate the ideas presented. One of the book's strengths is that the role of the administrator is included in each chapter. The authors recognize the importance of administrative support to ensure the success of collaborative and co-teaching strategies." -- Bud Read, Supervisor of Academics
"The most comprehensive text on the topic that I've seen to date. The book is written for a wide spectrum of educators: ESL specialists, general education teachers, administrators, and researchers-the entire education community is addressed. The authors include the tools for busy teachers, including checklists and charts." -- Linda New Levine, ESL/EFL Consultant
"This text is a guide to successful practice, from laying the initial groundwork, to classroom and curriculum planning, to administrative and school design, to evaluation design, with examples and forms that can be utilized by the reader throughout. The authors present a realistic look, with optimism for this exciting venture of collaboration and co-teaching in the context of ELLs, as well as challenges and pitfalls, but always with helpful solutions." -- Jana Noel, Professor and Community Engagement Faculty Scholar
"Honigsfeld and Dove have written a comprehensive book on collaboration between mainstream and ESL teachers. This is an essential read for teachers and administrators who wish to effectively implement collaborative strategies that benefit ELLs in their schools." -- Judie Haynes, Professional Development Provider
"There are several books available on teacher collaboration and co-teaching, but this is a must-read for everyone who delivers or oversees ESL programs. It not only invites ESL and general education teachers to collaborate, it also takes them and their administrators through the process step by step, offering numerous ready-to-use templates, online resources, case study vignettes, and assessment tools." -- Diane B. Scricca, Superintendent
"This groundbreaking book provides a strong foundation for both teachers and administrators who want to establish more supportive, inclusive learning environments for their English language learners. This research-based work explores the many facets of collaboration and provides the reader with the tools to begin co-teaching. Its practical ideas and questions help teachers move collaboration and co-teaching to the next level." -- Heidi Bernal, Director, English Language Learner Department
"This new resource is exceptionally timely. The book provides educators with a much-needed road map for making true collaboration and co-teaching a reality. Based on the authors' own experiences and the experience of others who work with English language learners, this book offers schools the kind of guidance they need to provide a high-quality education to English language learners, the fastest-growing segment of the public school population. At a time when school are facing limited resources and more demand for improved student performance, the kind of effective instructional approaches described in this book are essential for educators and English language learners alike. It is a must-have for every school!" -- Jana Echevarria, Professor Emerita

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