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Educating English Language Learners in an Inclusive Environment

Second Edition

Youb Kim and Patricia H. Hinchey

For teachers and teacher educators striving to address a growing number of state mandates relating to the education of English language learners (ELLs), Educating English Language Learners in an Inclusive Environment, Second Edition provides a reader-friendly survey of key topics, including: legal and professional imperatives, cultural concerns, linguistics, literacy instruction, assessment, policy, and politics. This overview will be useful to in-service teachers with little or no preparation for working with ELLs but who nevertheless face legislative demands to teach both academic content and English. It will also be useful to teacher educators trying to squeeze preparation for working with ELLs into already overflowing teacher preparation programs. Though many try, no one text can provide exhaustive information; there is simply too much to learn. This second edition instead provides readers with a road map to critical topics and to specific resources they can use independently to learn more, as they will surely need to do.

Foreword  – Preface to the Second Edition – Imperatives: Why Should You Care? – Culture: Beyond Tacos and Lo Mein – Language: You Know More—and Less—Than You Think – Nurturing Literacy in English: Ways to Empower Students – Effective Instruction and Assessment: Good Teaching for ELLs Is Good Teaching – The Politics of ELL Policy and Programs: What Does It Mean to Be "American"? – Appendix – Index.