This module explores the challenges many multilingual learners face as they navigate public schooling and prepare for their futures. It will prepare you to set high expectations and provide high levels of scaffolding in order to enable them to read, write, and critique complex disciplinary texts at the secondary level while simultaneously maintaining a strong sense of the value of their linguistic and cultural resources in a multilingual world.
Persistent differences in academic achievement outcomes point to the need to address systemic barriers and accelerate learning for English Learners. Two lines of inquiry guide four principal studies.
What policies, practices, and courses are associated with English Learners’ access to the general curriculum?
How can curriculum resources strengthen the learning opportunities and experiences of both teachers and English Learners as they engage in disciplinary practices?
Whether you are a classroom teacher, educator, policy maker, district superintendent, state education leader, or researcher, we strive to provide you with the resources that can assist you in improving educational outcomes for secondary English Learners.