Listening to Teachers of English Language Learners
This report examines the challenges that English learners face in California schools and the impact of policies designed to support them. It highlights the need for more effective implementation of these policies, including better training and support for teachers, greater collaboration among stakeholders, and improved communication with families. The authors emphasize the importance of recognizing the diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds of English learners and providing them with meaningful opportunities to develop their language and academic skills. The report also calls for more research to inform policy and practice, particularly in the areas of language assessment and bilingual education. Overall, the authors argue that improving educational outcomes for English learners is critical for promoting equity and social justice in California's schools.