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

Edited By

Bogum Yoon

ISBN 9780367521967
Published September 24, 2021 by Routledge
202 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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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.