2013 Outstanding Book Award, AACTE
Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Learners presents a practical, flexible model for infusing English learner (EL) instruction into teacher education courses.
The editors outline the key steps involved in this approach—winning faculty support, assessing needs, and developing capacity—and share strategies for avoiding pitfalls. The central chapters feature sample courses illustrating how EL content can be incorporated into standard courses (human development, learning disabilities, and social foundations) and across subject areas and topics (math, science, social science, physical education, and classroom management).
Most preservice teacher candidates report that they feel unprepared to work with English learners. This practical, flexible model for infusing EL content into teacher education will provide an invaluable resource in shaping the next generation of teachers.
A must-read for everyone involved in teacher preparation. This book challenges us to weave the reality of today’s classrooms and the needs of English learners into the preparation of all of our prospective teachers. It shows us how to truly ‘infuse’ EL strategies across the curriculum and provides creative tools to do so. Insightful, practical, grounded, yet innovative! — Carine M. Feyten, dean, School of Education, Health and Society, and professor, Foreign Language Education, Miami University
This is a cohesive guide that shows educator preparation programs and district trainers how to successfully meet the language and cultural needs of English learners in the K–12 classroom. The One Plus model solidifies EL infusion through a collaborative, flexible, and interdisciplinary plan. It is a professional development manual for educators across disciplines and at all levels. — Jane Govoni, associate professor, Saint Leo University, and ESOL consultant, Florida Department of Education