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Foundations for Teaching English Language Learners: Research, Policy, and Practice (Paperback)
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This comprehensive textbook prepares all teachers to teach English language learners (ELLs). It is widely used in undergraduate and graduate programs, including: - Elementary and secondary teacher education - Literacy and special education - TESOL and bilingual education Wayne Wright's deep respect for educational practitioners and his passion for English language learners' right to a fair and full education are evident in every word he writes. His book and companion website offer a vision and pathway toward fostering dynamic learning communities across schools, teacher education programs, and communities to improve education for ELLs. The rest is up to us. -Nancy H. Hornberger, University of Pennsylvania New to the Third Edition The textbook and companion website are completely updated while retaining the practical features of the first and second editions. Readers will find: - New federal regulations, accountability requirements, and flexibility for ELLs under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) - A stronger multilingual perspective on ELL education, with attention to new research, theory, and practice on dynamic bilingualism and translanguaging - New research on language, literacy, and content-area instruction for ELLs from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine - The integration of new principles by Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages for the exemplary teaching of ELLs - New information about the Seal of Biliteracy, now approved by more than 35 states and the District of Columbia.
About the Author
Dr. Wayne E. Wright is the Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Programs, and Faculty Development; Professor; and the Barbara I. Cook Chair of Literacy and Language in the College of Education at Purdue University. He provides training for future and current educators in the areas of English as a second language teaching methods, literacy, assessment, technology, and research. Wright is a former teacher in bilingual and other ELL classrooms, and has extensive experience as a researcher with students, families, communities, and in schools in the United States and internationally.