Advocacy in English Language Teaching and Learning

Author:   Heather A. Linville ,  James Whiting
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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9781138489844


Pages:   212
Publication Date:   02 January 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Appropriate for those new to the topic and established scholars, this holistic text examines the nexus of advocacy and English-language teaching, beginning with theories of advocacy, covering constraints and challenges in practice, and offering a range of hands-on perspectives in different contexts and with different populations. Bringing together wide-ranging and diverse viewpoints in TESOL, this volume examines the role of advocacy through a social justice lens in a range of contexts, including K-12 classrooms and schools, adult and higher education settings, families and communities, and teacher-education programs and professional organizations. Advocacy in English Language Teaching and Learning offers readers a deeper understanding of what advocacy is and can be, and gives teacher candidates and educators the tools to advocate for their students, their families and communities, and their profession.

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Author:   Heather A. Linville ,  James Whiting
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Weight:   0.590kg
ISBN:  

9781138489844


ISBN 10:   1138489840
Pages:   212
Publication Date:   02 January 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Foreword - Ester de Jong Preface Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations List of Figures Part I: Overview of Advocacy Advocacy Skills for Teachers: A Real Careful Little Dance Heather A. Linville Problematizing Advocacy: Definitions, Alignments, and Expansions Jamie Harrison and Josephine Prado Part II: Preparing Teacher Advocates Beyond the Philosophy Statement: Bringing Advocacy Center Stage in TESOL Teacher Education James Whiting Community Asset Inquiry: An Emerging Model for Developing ESOL Teacher Advocacy and Reflexivity for Family and Community Engagement Felice Russell and Amanda Richey Building Advocacy Capacity in a Teacher Training Program Jamie Harrison Cultivating a Sense of Critical Consciousness in Teacher Candidates within a Community-Based Adult ESL Program Sarina Chugani Molina Action Research for Advocacy in a Supervised Teaching Seminar Carly Huelsenbeck, Laura Baecher, and Diane Staehr Fenner Part III: Advocacy in Action Exploring Advocacy in an Elementary ESL Afterschool Program in the United States: Empirically, What's There? Jackie Ridley, Nicole King, Esther Hye-min Yoon, and Youngjoo Yi Language Advocate Alliances: Families and Educators United to Support English Moving Away from the Margins: Publication of International Voices as a Tool for Advocacy Kristin Roberts-Raymond, Denise Desrosiers, Andrea Paquin, and Carolyn Hutton Action Required: The Adult Educator as Activist Rob Sheppard A Framework for Asset-focused Advocacy in Adult ESL Education Deborah Kennedy Making the Path by Walking Together: A Collaborative Approach to Advocacy Sarah Hesson and Rachel Toncelli Part IV: Advocating with Specific EL Populations Advocating for Indigenous Hispanic EL Students: Promoting the Indigenismo Within Luis Javier Penton Herrera A Mother's Advocacy: Lessons for Educators of Long-term EL Students Maneka Deanna Brooks From Majority to Minority: Advocating for English Learners from the African Diaspora Kisha C. Bryan, Ayanna Cooper, and Babatunji Ifarinu Contributor Bioser, & Babatunji Ifarinu) nd

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...[T]he book underscores that advocacy can and must happen at all levels of our practice: from our daily interactions with our students and colleagues to working to change state law and federal policy. It also challenges us to accept the grave responsibility for advocacy we have as TESOL professionals... The book gives us the language and the tools to speak up and speak out on behalf of our students and our colleagues. - Dr Ester de Jong, University of Florida This book is a much needed collection for teachers and teacher educators in need of resources to develop their knowledge base about advocacy in English language teaching and learning. The authors provide different perspectives about issues related to advocacy for emergent to advanced bilingual students who are or have been classified as English language learners (ELLs). Authors address the preparation of teachers to advocate for ELLs, action research for advocacy in teacher education and in classrooms, and engaging co-advocates, among other relevant topics. This is a wonderful contribution to the TESOL field and beyond. - Luciana C. de Oliveira, University of Miami; President (2018-2019), TESOL International Association, USA Advocacy in English Language Teaching and Learning shows us the what, the why, and the how to effectively advocate for all students. The authors are engaged in research and practice, advocacy and instruction, administration and service on behalf of English learners. This book is a forum of multiple approaches, a demonstration of a range of actions, and a platform for the real stories of English learners in our schools. - Paul Boyd-Batstone, California State University Long Beach, USA


Author Information

Heather A. Linville is Associate Professor and Director of TESOL at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, USA. James Whiting is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Coordinator of the graduate TESOL program at Plymouth State University, USA.

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