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.
Part I – EL Infusion from Theory to Practice: The One Plus Model
Chapter 1 – The Characteristics of EL Infusion
Chapter 2 – The Origins and Evolution of the One Plus Model of EL Infusion
Chapter 3 – A Description of the One Plus Model
Chapter 4 – The Process of EL Content Infusion
Chapter 5 – Faculty Development
Part II – Application of the One Plus Model Across Selected Disciplines
Chapter 6 – Infusing EL Content into Category 1+ Courses: The Learner and Learning Context
Chapter 7 – Infusing EL Content into Category 2+ Courses: Developing and Implementing Curriculum, Instruction and Assesment
Chapter 8 – Infusing EL Content into Category 3+ Courses: Developing and Implementing Curriculm, Instruction and Assessment for Language Arts and Literacy
Chapter 9 – School Leaders, Counselors and Psychologists
Chapter 10 – Strengthening the Curriculum by Adding EL-Specific Coursework and Related Field Experiences
Chapter 11 – A Culturally Responsive Framework for Evaluating EL-Infused Programs