1st Edition

Effective Teacher Collaboration for English Language Learners Cross-Curricular Insights from K-12 Settings

Edited By Bogum Yoon Copyright 2022
    202 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    202 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume explores the value of teacher collaboration in meeting the needs of diverse English language learners (ELLs). A range of research-based chapters demonstrate examples of effective collaboration between English language specialists and content area teachers and offer recommendations for collaborative practice.

    Foregrounding the ways in which teacher collaboration can better support the needs of ELLs in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms, this volume provides evidence-based insights and suggestions to underpin effective teacher collaboration across the curriculum. Through case study examples, readers can understand common challenges and pitfalls, as well as best practices and how to apply teacher collaboration in real classroom settings. Research studies in subject areas including mathematics, science, and English language arts provide a basis for practical, evidence-based recommendations to engender mutual trust, teacher agency, and the development of shared goals to enhance instruction for ELLs’ achievement.

    This book provides educators with new insights from empirical studies, and is vital reading for researchers, scholars, teachers, and teacher educators who are aware of the importance of collaboration for student success. Those involved in ESL, bilingual, and dual language programs may be particularly interested in this volume.


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    Part I: Overview and Theoretical Perspectives

    Chapter 1: Introduction: The Need of Teacher Collaboration for ELLs
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    Chapter 2: Theoretical Perspectives of Teacher Collaboration

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    Part II: Case Examples in K-12 Settings and across Curricula

    Chapter 3: Both Teachers’ Names are on the Door: ESL and Classroom Teacher Collaboration

    Christine Uliassi

    Chapter 4: Reflections on Co-Teaching and Collaboration: Communication, Flexibility, and Congruence

    Heeok Jeong and Laura Eggleston

    Chapter 5: Reimagining Collaboration: Exploring how ESL Teachers and Technology Coach Perceive Collaboration to Improve ELLs’ Language Skills

    Ana Vintan and Tiffany L. Gallagher

    Chapter 6: "Leadership Roles at Different Points": Collaborating to Plan for and Teach ESL Students in a Secondary Social Studies Classroom

    Amanda Giles

    Chapter 7: "I See Myself as Another Teacher": Co-Teaching Practice for ELLs in a Science Class

    Min Wang and Daniel Ness

    Chapter 8: Co-Taught Integrated Language and Mathematics Content Instruction for Multilingual Learners

    Carrie McDermott and Andrea Honigsfeld

    Chapter 9: Collaboration for Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: An Extended Project Involving Content and ESL Teachers

    Yvonne Pratt-Johnson

    Part III: Implications and Suggestions for Future Research and Practice on Teacher Collaboration

    Chapter 10: What Can a Principal Do to Support Teacher Collaboration for ELLs? Implications for Building Leadership Practice

    Suzanne E Mcleod

    Chapter 11: Implications and Suggestions for Effective Teacher Collaboration for ELLs

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    Bogum Yoon, Ph.D., is Professor of Literacy Education in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership at the State University of New York at Binghamton, USA.