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Perspectives on English Language Learning:
Aída Walqui in Conversation with Joel Westheimer

English Learners and Civic Life: The Imperative, the Reality, and the Potential


This recorded session is the fourth in a series of online conversations, Perspectives on English Language Learning, that highlights scholarly perspectives on the education of students who are English learners across a wide variety of settings. Led by Aída Walqui, Senior Research Scientist at WestEd, the series highlights major research advances to help educators support learning and achievement for English learners. 

The session features Joel Westheimer, a University Research Chair in Democracy and Education at the University of Ottawa and education columnist for CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning show. He is co-founder and executive director of Democratic Dialogue, a research collaborative dedicated to the critical exploration of democratic ideals in education and society. Among his many publications, Westheimer is author of the critically acclaimed Among Schoolteachers: Community, Autonomy and Ideology in Teachers’ Work and What Kind of Citizen? Educating Our Children for the Common Good.

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