Language development, whether a first or second language, is a lifelong endeavor. - Dutro and Kinsella, Improving Education for English Learners: Research-Based Approaches, Chapter 3 (2010)
There is a renewed spotlight on English Language Development for English learners. This focus was prompted by the release of the California Department of Education publication, Improving Education for English Learners: Research-Based Approaches.
Consult the following resources for further discussion of this publication’s topics.Redesigning English-Medium Classrooms: Using Research to Enhance English Learner Achievement by David Dolson and Lauri Burnham-Massey
This 2011 CABE publication provides concrete guidelines and recommendations for sheltered English immersion classrooms and programs. The authors, two highly regarded English-learner experts, explicitly detail program models, delivery of instructional services and components to enhance core instruction. Essential and valuable information is here for administrators, English-learner coordinators, and any staff who guide programs.
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