English-Language Learners

What Is Quality English-Learner Teaching? No One Really Knows, Researcher Says

By Corey Mitchell — November 04, 2016 1 min read

Patricia Gándara, a research professor and co-director of the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angeles, says that researchers’ overemphasis on English-language-learner reclassification, the time it takes for ELLs to be deemed English proficient, has hamstrung efforts to answer a more important question: What does it take to be a competent, high-quality teacher for ELLs?

For more information on the topic, here’s a link to Education Week’s special report, Teaching America’s English-Language Learners.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.