This core text was developed specifically for teacher education candidates who will be serving English language learners (ELLs). It provides teachers with a theoretically sound, research-based foundation in policy, programs, instruction, and assessment for ELLs. Educators learn to
Its focus on sociocultural theories and approaches for educating ELLs, teaching vocabulary and oral and written language for academic purposes across content areas, and differentiating instruction and assessment by language development level prepares educators to meet the challenges brought on by changes in state content (e.g., Common Core) and English language development standards, as well as new assessment and accountability systems.
Faculty members looking to infuse ELL education into existing courses can have project-based workshops centered on the text and use the outcomes to revise their syllabi.