Teaching Performance Expectations for Educating English Learners

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Author: María V. Balderrama,Lynne T. Díaz-Rico

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 350

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Teacher Performance Expectations for Educating English Learners addresses the needs of elementary and secondary teachers in multilingual classrooms, including second-language learning across multiple academic subjects. Renowned authors María V. Balderrama and Lynne Díaz-Rico provide in a single volume the techniques necessary to prepare teachers and other professionals to teach speakers of other languages and cultural backgrounds. This timely text is designed to be a comprehensive source of teaching techniques and effective educational practices, particularly those that meet California's standardized Teacher Performance Assessment that prospective teachers must take. This book specifically addresses those standards by presenting explicit expectations that challenge teachers in multilingual, multiethnic classrooms. Subscribing to a teaching approach that respects and builds second-language skills upon a foundation of native-language proficiency, Teacher Performance Expectations for Educating English Learners contains the most up-to-date techniques currently available for promoting linguistic proficiency and features multiple effective teaching methods for the educator of English learners. The main tenet of the book is that successful English language learning results from a combination of rich, interesting content instruction and a fast-moving, engaging curriculum.

Approaches to Inclusive English Classrooms

A Teachers Handbook for Content-Based Instruction

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Author: Dr. Kate Mastruserio Reynolds

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783093358

Category: Education

Page: 285

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This book provides educators with an accessible guide to best practices concerning content-based instruction (CBI) models and their use in English learner inclusive classrooms. The author effectively bridges the gap between theory and practice with a critical analysis of practical examples and diverse strategies for the inclusion of English learners into K-12 general education courses. The book also raises controversial questions regarding who is qualified to teach English learners and who is responsible for doing so, looking at the difficulties faced by both general educators and ESL teachers in Inclusive Classrooms. By providing a lens through which both ESL teachers and general educators are able to analyze, compare and contrast a range of widely-employed CBI methods, this book allows teachers to make informed decisions in their EL program development and work with English learners in K-12 schools.

Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education

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Author: Josue M. Gonzalez

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412937205

Category: Education

Page: 1056

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The Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education in the United States is a two-volume work intended to be a comprehensive, first-stop reference work. It is tightly focused on the unique history, polemics, and the various forms bilingual education has taken in U.S. schools. It was written for use by non-specialists who wish to explore, in a comprehensive non-technical way, the intricacies of this subject from various angles: history, policy, classroom practice, designs and research bases. Readers may access information about the links between bilingual education and related subjects: linguistics, education equity issues, socio-cultural diversity, and the nature of demographic change in the United States.

Science for English Language Learners

Developing Academic Language Through Inquiry-Based Instruction

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Author: Eugenia Mora-Flores,Dolores Beltran,Lilia Sarmiento

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 9781425808594

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Perfect for K-12 English language learners classrooms, this professional resource demonstrates how academic language can and should be developed during science instruction. It provides rich strategies and ideas for academic language development in science for English language learners while demonstrating the 5E model of instruction-Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend, and Evaluate. Filled with great stories and vignettes, teachers will enjoy reading this book while learning how to develop students' language abilities in science and improve English language learners' content knowledge. This resource helps teachers understand further how to model, activate prior knowledge, question, and explicitly develop students' language abilities.

University English for Academic Purposes in China

A Phenomenological Interview Study

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Author: Xiaofei Rao

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811306478

Category: Education

Page: 205

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This book uses an in-depth, phenomenological interview approach to explain the generational characteristics of today’s Chinese university youths and the critical dispositions they believe indispensable in acquiring English as an academic language in and outside school settings. By presenting the authentic voices of the recruited participants, the book clarifies how English for academic purposes (EAP), as an emerging global phenomenon and a research-informed practice, enables and empowers them for conscious self-transformation and critical awareness development through language study. The book also explores issues arising in the fields of general English language teaching as well as traditional and critical EAP, and discusses university English language learners’ learning needs and rights. The book further promotes a dynamic and transformative University EAP pedagogy of particularity, practicality, and possibility moving from the oppression of language education to its liberation, and the increasing critical consciousness among the present and future university youths in a time of great social changes.

Evaluating ALL Teachers of English Learners and Students With Disabilities

Supporting Great Teaching

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Author: Diane Staehr Fenner,Peter Kozik,Ayanna Cooper

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483394204

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Unique Student Strengths and Needs Require Unique Teacher Evaluation Methods. Teacher evaluation should never be used in a “one-size-fits-all” manner, especially when evaluating all teachers who work with English Learners (ELs) and students with disabilities. Evaluations of all teachers who work with diverse learners require unique considerations. Such considerations are precisely what you’ll learn in this comprehensive, action-oriented book. Backed by research and case studies, the authors detail: Four Principles for Inclusive Teacher Evaluation of diverse learners compatible with the Danielson and Marzano frameworks Specialized “look-fors” evaluators can use and adapt to recognize effective teaching of diverse learners Strategies for coaching teachers who need more support reaching diverse learners

An Intercultural Approach to English Language Teaching

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Author: Prof. John Corbett

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847699790

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Intercultural language education has redefined the modern languages agenda in Europe and North America. Now intercultural learning is also beginning to impact on English Language Teaching. This accessible book introduces teachers of EFL to intercultural language education by describing its history and theoretical principles, and by giving examples of classroom tasks.

Learning to Lead Together

The Promise and Challenge of Sharing Leadership

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Author: Janet H. Chrispeels

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761928863

Category: Education

Page: 389

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Through real-life single and multiple case studies, Learning to Lead Together addresses how principals and their staffs struggle with the challenge of shared leadership, how they encourage teacher growth and development, and how shared leadership can lead to higher levels of student learning. The cases show how shared leadership, a powerful adaptive change, is socially constructed across contexts and evolves as teachers and principals learn how to work together. The book also illustrates how principal preparation and professional development programs that utilize problem-based learning and provide opportunities for genuine collaboration with colleagues can provide school leaders with the skills they need to share leadership and accountability effectively.

Educational Psychology: Constructing Learning

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Author: Dennis M McInerney

Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU

ISBN: 1486007074

Category: Psychology

Page: 558

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Educational Psychology: Constructing Learning 6e sets the standard for educational psychology texts in Australia and New Zealand, with its comprehensive, authoritative and research-based coverage of the subject. This edition includes completely updated content to reflect recent advances in the discipline, including revised theory into practice features from 39 international developmental psychologists. The author has retained the constructivist approach that made previous editions so engaging and relevant to student teachers, and content has been constructed around the new Australian Profession Standards for Teachers.