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Overhauling Learning for Multilingual Students
An urgent call-to-action for educators at all levels to value and leverage the many assets that multilingual students bring to every classroom.
- Grade Level: PreK-12
- ISBN: 9781071921999
- Published By: Corwin
- Year: 2024
- Page Count: 224
- Publication date: February 20, 2024
Adopt a strengths-based, justice-centered approach to teaching multilinguals
Offering educators a path to pedagogical justice for multilingual learners, Overhauling Learning for Multilingual Students outlines a comprehensive alternative model for instruction and assessment. With an emphasis on engaging multilingual learners in authentic communication and promoting student agency and creativity, this book is an urgent call-to-action for educators at all levels to value and leverage the many assets that multilingual students bring to every classroom.
The book outlines six dimensions of pedagogical justice and offers practical strategies to implement a learner-centered approach that will help all students thrive. Additional features include:
- An assets-based framework designed to help multilingual learners learn and grow
- Guidance for shifting instructional strategies away from remediation and test preparation toward an engaging, justice-centered approach
- Activities to to help students collaboratively build up unique and important ideas (claims and concepts) across disciplines
Written by scholar, practitioner, and best-selling author, Jeff Zwiers, Overhauling Learning for Multilingual Students supports educators to de-think and rethink traditional one-size-fits-all approaches to teaching and assessing multilingual learners.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Pedagogical Justice
Chapter 2 - What Students Learn and How they Grow
Chapter 3 - Assessment
Chapter 4 - Pedagogy
Chapter 5 - Instruction
Chapter 6 - Systems
“Well-grounded in deeply relevant pedagogical theory for transformative practices to support multilingual learners, Overhauling Learning for Multilingual Learners offers a perspective shift on both the what and how of teaching to support sustainable cultural and linguistic justice for all.”Jonell Pacyga
Professor, University of Northwestern-St. Paul
“If you’re looking for a practical and straightforward approach to uncovering and dismantling the injustices for multilingual students—look no further. This book highlights the key points of reflection, actions, and evidence collection educators need to make systemic changes for marginalized learners.”Melissa A. Lambert
Educational Consultant, Create Capacity LLC
“Overhauling Learning for Multilingual Learners provides an explicit and useful call to action in support of one of the most vulnerable populations in U.S. schools. I appreciate the structure of the text, the visual supports, and the specific examples provided in later chapters.”Cassandra Meyer
Reading Interventionist and ESL teacher, Madison Metropolitan School District