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“This book will be the catalyst for transforming instruction for English language learners.”
—Dalane E. Bouillion, Associate Superintendent
Sprint I.S.D., Houston, TX
“The author offers a wealth of ideas, strategies, suggestions, tips, and tools for implementation. There are logical and helpful conclusions on nearly every page!”
—Cathy A. Patterson, Teacher and Former Assistant Principal
Evergreen Elementary School, Diamond Bar, CA
How to give English language learners every opportunity for success
Are you faced with the challenge of making sure that English language learners succeed? This practical book shows how to shape a school culture conducive to high academic achievement for all students. An award-winning former principal and a professional development specialist provide the steps for developing teacher capacity, applying successful instructional practices, and advocating for ELLs. Written in straightforward language with quick ...
Chapter 2: Advocating for Student Success
Advocating for Student Success
Many schools are in need of reform to meet the needs of English language learners (ELLs) through a schoolwide commitment to increased academic achievement (Gandara & Contreras, 2009). Although the past decade has been characterized by school reform, declarations of the failure of many large-scale reform efforts have also emerged (Cuban, Lichtenstein, Evenchik, Tombari, & Pozzoboni, 2010). In one study of school reform, Cuban et al. (2010) identify the cause of such failures as an emphasis on structural rather than instructional changes. The good news is that some schools have focused on instructional changes to better meet the needs of ELLs and to advocate for student success. The result has been school improvement. For example, for school campuses ...