Improving Education for English Learners: Research-Based Approaches

improving ed for ELs CDE book.bmpImproving Education for English Learners is perhaps the most recent, comprehensive book surrounding best practices for English Learners (ELs) in grades K-12. This California Department of Education publication "represents work by a fabulous pooling of talent from the researcher and practitioner communities" (Kenji Hakuta, Stanford University). The California Comprehensive Center at WestEd has coordinated webinars for each chapter of the publication led by the chapter authors themselves:

WestEd Archived Webinars:

Chapter 1: Research to Guide English Language Development (ELD) Instruction (Saunders & Goldenberg)

Chapter 2: ELD: Issues and implementation in Kindergarten Through Grade Five (Snow & Katz) ​

Chapter 3: ELD: Issues and Implementation at Grades Six Through Twelve (Dutro & Kinsella)

Chapter 4: Effective Literacy Instruction for ELs (August & Shanahan)

Chapter 5: Programs and Practices for Effective Sheltered Content Instruction (Echevarria & Short)

Chapter 6: Alternative Educational Programs for ELs (Lindholm-Leary & Genesee)