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The Education of English Language Learners: Research to Practice - Challenges in Language and Literacy (Hardback)
  • The Education of English Language Learners: Research to Practice - Challenges in Language and Literacy (Hardback)

The Education of English Language Learners: Research to Practice - Challenges in Language and Literacy (Hardback)

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Hardback 306 Pages / Published: 09/06/2010
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This comprehensive volume describes evidence-based strategies for supporting English language learners (ELLs) by promoting meaningful communication and language use across the curriculum. Leading experts explain how and why learning is different for ELLs and pinpoint specific best practices for the classroom, illustrated with vivid examples. Particular attention is given to ways in which learning English is intertwined with learning the student's home language. The book addresses both assessment and instruction for typically developing ELLs and those with language disabilities and disorders. It demonstrates how educators and speech-language professionals can draw on students' linguistic, cognitive, sociocultural, and family resources to help close the achievement gap.

Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781606236598
Number of pages: 306
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33 mm

"Perhaps no topic is of greater interest today to educational researchers, policymakers, and practitioners than how best to meet the needs of ELLs. This state-of-the-art work, presented in a lively and accessible fashion, provides a thorough and practical treatment of this topic from leading experts in the field. A 'must have' for all of us."--Laura M. Justice, PhD, School of Teaching and Learning, The Ohio State University

"This definitive book represents research-to-practice at its best. The contributors are cutting-edge researchers with significant practical experience. What makes the book unique is that it takes multiple perspectives--neurological, theoretical, behavioral, social, cognitive, environmental, and individual--and weaves them into a coherent and accessible tapestry, laying to rest the notion that ELLs are destined to lag behind their monolingual peers. Educators will be able to read this book and immediately begin to implement changes in their instruction. It could serve as a text in any teacher training program and could also be used in training other professionals, such as ESL instructors, reading specialists, school psychologists, and speech/n-/language pathologists."--Brian A. Goldstein, PhD, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Temple University

"A 'must read' for every inservice and preservice teacher. The book is extremely well organized, with excellent continuity from one chapter to the next. The contributors are outstanding scholars who present reader-friendly chapters that cover theory, research, and best practices for the classroom. This book should be adopted as a text in an ELL course or courses that deal with teaching any content area. Kudos to the editors on this important volume."--Lesley Mandel Morrow, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Literacy and Chair, Department of Learning and Teaching, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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