The Education of English Language Learners

Research to Practice

Edited by Marilyn Shatz and Louise C. Wilkinson

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A Choice Outstanding Academic Title
“The editors have assembled contributions from 12 experts on the subject of ELL education. They include the most current research available, which enhances and at times debunks traditionally held views....Despite the complex issues pertaining to ELL, the book presents them in a manner that novices can easily grasp. Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate, graduate, research, and professional collections.”


“For an individual reader, the greatest yield from this text might be more than the practical ideas they can apply. The text also has the promise of challenging assumptions, sometimes hidden and sometimes overt, that we as teachers or the systems within which we work make about language acquisition or the potential of ELLs. Detailed quantitative evidence and powerful qualitative descriptions offer a starting point for reflecting on one's own practice or advocating for change….A rigorous, challenging work Invaluable for educators from a variety of backgrounds, an opportunity to learn and to use theory and research-validated concepts and practices to change classrooms, policies, and personal beliefs. As has been noted, the substantial attention given to the topic of assessment and to the role of administrators is unique and adds to the value of this timely and important work.”

Journal of Education

“Perhaps no topic is of greater interest today to educational researchers, policymakers, and practitioners than how best to meet the needs of ELLs. This state-of-the-art work, presented in a lively and accessible fashion, provides a thorough and practical treatment of this topic from leading experts in the field. A 'must have' for all of us.”

—Laura M. Justice, PhD, EHE Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology, The Ohio State University

“This definitive book represents research-to-practice at its best. The contributors are cutting-edge researchers with significant practical experience. What makes the book unique is that it takes multiple perspectives—neurological, theoretical, behavioral, social, cognitive, environmental, and individual—and weaves them into a coherent and accessible tapestry, laying to rest the notion that ELLs are destined to lag behind their monolingual peers. Educators will be able to read this book and immediately begin to implement changes in their instruction. It could serve as a text in any teacher training program and could also be used in training other professionals, such as ESL instructors, reading specialists, school psychologists, and speech–language pathologists.”

—Brian A. Goldstein, PhD, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Temple University

“A 'must read' for every inservice and preservice teacher. The book is extremely well organized, with excellent continuity from one chapter to the next. The contributors are outstanding scholars who present reader-friendly chapters that cover theory, research, and best practices for the classroom. This book should be adopted as a text in an ELL course or courses that deal with teaching any content area. Kudos to the editors on this important volume.”

—Lesley Mandel Morrow, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Literacy and Chair, Department of Learning and Teaching, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey