Learn how to involve the diverse families of English language learners with the effective, practical approaches in this book. This must-have resource for teachers and school leaders is packed with fresh ideas geared toward building a partnership between school communities and ELL families. The authors begin each chapter with realistic scenarios that commonly arise with ELL families. They offer activities designed to assess current practices, investigate family perceptions and expectations, overcome challenges, and improve communication. The strategies in this book help you engage families at school and at home in innovative and successful ways.
Organized with the busy educator in mind, the book can be read straight through or section by section to best fit your specific needs. As a bonus, every chapter concludes with a wealth of useful resources on every topic!
As the demographics of America's schools continue to grow and change, this book guides you to building a school community in which every family can thrive!
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Michelle H. Abrego is an associate professor at the University of Texas at Brownsville in the educational leadership program where she currently prepares principals and superintendents. Her passion for working with families of ELLs began with her doctoral dissertation and has continued throughout her university career where she works to prepare school leaders to engage ELL families. Most recently she has developed and implemented a course on family engagement of ELLs for school leaders and is working with aspiring and practicing school principals to increase the level of meaningful ELL family engagement at their respective campuses.
John A. Sutterby is an associate professor at the University of Texas at Brownsville in the area of early childhood education. Dr. Sutterby has twice served as President of The Association for the Study of Play (TASP) as well as program chair for the Early Childhood Education/Child Development SIG for American Educational Research Association (AERA). He is currently serving as series editor for the Advances in Early Education and Day Care published by Emerald Publications. He is also a co-author of The Developmental Benefits of Playgrounds published by Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI).