Promoting Academic Achievement Among English Learners

A Guide to the Research

by Claude Goldenberg, Rhoda Coleman

Discover the research and facts on what works in educating English learners!

This comprehensive resource examines the research on promoting success among students who come to school knowing little or no English and translates current findings into specific recommendations for developing policies and programs for English learners. With illustrative scenarios throughout, this book gives educators and policy makers solid, research-based information about: 

  • Using students’ home language in academic programming
  • Teaching English and academic content simultaneously 
  • School and district factors that affect achievement for English learners
  • Sociocultural factors in success, including the influence of parents and families
  • SAGE Publications; April 2010
  • ISBN: 9781452209586
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Promoting Academic Achievement Among English Learners
  • Author: Claude Goldenberg; Rhoda Coleman
  • Imprint: Corwin

In The Press

"A must-read for administrators, program developers, policy makers, and educators who make decisions about English language learners (ELLs) in our schools. Goldenberg and Coleman synthesize a complex body of research into a work that is objective, comprehensive, and understandable. While they address the theories and common beliefs that often drive practice with ELLs, they focus on what is known to be effective for ELLs based on child outcome data. They are also honest and transparent about their own opinions and clear when they are discussing known facts. In sum, this book represents a trustworthy source for determining what is known about providing the highest quality educational services for students who are ELLs."