Scaffolding the Academic Success of Adolescent English Language Learners: A Pedagogy of Promise

Scaffolding the Academic Success of Adolescent English Language Learners: A Pedagogy of Promise

by Aida Walqui, Leo van Lier
     
 

This book is the result of a decade-long effort, in such school districts as New York City, Austin, and San Diego, to implement challenging instruction specifically in classrooms that include English learners.

Classroom vignettes, transcripts of student interactions, and detailed examples of intellectually engaging lessons provide a concrete picture of the

Overview

This book is the result of a decade-long effort, in such school districts as New York City, Austin, and San Diego, to implement challenging instruction specifically in classrooms that include English learners.

Classroom vignettes, transcripts of student interactions, and detailed examples of intellectually engaging lessons provide a concrete picture of the instructional approach developed by the Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) initiative.

Underlying the QTEL approach and giving it coherence and power are three strands of instructional theory - sociocultural learning theory, sociolinguistics, and cognitive psychology. Through clear and frequently wry examples, readers also learn just what these theories have to offer the classroom teacher, in particular the teacher of English learners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780914409755
Publisher:
WestEd
Publication date:
02/18/2010
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

Meet the Author


Aida Walqui, a native of Peru, earned an MA in sociolinguistics from Georgetown University as a Fulbright scholar, and a PhD from Stanford University. At WestEd, she directs the Teacher Professional Development Program and the Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) project and consults nationally and internationally.

Leo van Lier, originally from The Netherlands, earned a PhD in linguistics from Lancaster University, United Kingdom. A widely published author, he is Professor of Educational Linguistics at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and editor of Modern Language Journal and the Springer book series Educational Linguistics.

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