Engaging the Families of ELLs: Ideas, Resources, and Activities

Engaging the Families of ELLs: Ideas, Resources, and Activities

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ISBN-13: 9781596672208
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/13/2013
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 878,222
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Renee Rubin Rubin is an educational consultant, living in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Her areas of specialization are literacy, English language learners (Ells), and family engagement. With the other authors, she designed and implemented an after-school program at a local elementary school in which undergraduate and graduate students interacted weekly with ELLs and their families. She taught Ells in elementary schools for 11 years and taught courses on how to enhance the literacy skills of Ells to pre-service and in-service teachers for 13 years.

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).

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