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Leading Academic Achievement for English Language Learners

Leading Academic Achievement for English Language Learners
A Guide for Principals

March 2011 | 168 pages | Corwin

"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 reference charts, summaries, resources, and tools, the text provides:

  • Strategies for creating a culture of ELL advocacy and achievement
  • Case studies from school leaders who have created positive change for ELLs
  • Professional development tools that build teachers' knowledge of second language acquisition
  • Tips for strengthening home–school–community connections

Leading Academic Achievement for English Language Learners is an easy reference for faculty meetings, observations, and staff training sessions. The authors build a valuable bridge between relevant research and practical applications that will reap measurable results.

About the Authors
1. Preparing for Success: Strengthening a Culture of Academic Achievement
2. Advocating for Student Success
3. Strengthening Knowledge of Second Language Acquisition
4. The Principal’s Role in Building Capacity Through Quality Professional Development
5. Strengthening Home-School-Community-University Connections
6. Resources for School Improvement in Meeting the Needs of ELLs
Key features
  • Provides an overview of ELLs in the current educational landscape, strategies for creating a culture of achievement for ELLs and advocating for student success, guidance on understanding the language acquisition process, tools for implementing quality professional development, tips for strengthening home-school-community connections, and resources for school improvement to meet the needs of ELLs
  • Includes multiple case studies in each chapter that describe school leaders' situations, decisions, and actions related to leading for positive change for ELLs. Each case is followed by discussion questions meant to incite critical dialogue or reflection
  • Includes quick reference charts in each chapter designed to guide principals in implementing chapter concepts
  • Offers "Consider This" sections in each chapter with questions, statistics, and quick facts for school leaders
  • Provides "In the Principal's Voice" narratives where principals share their first-person perspectives on issues related to the content of each chapter

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