[Edling] Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Sat Sep 23 03:48:19 EDT 2017


Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures (2017)


Consensus Study Report


The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine


Educating dual language learners (DLLs) and English learners (ELs) effectively is a national challenge with consequences both for individuals and for American society. Despite their linguistic, cognitive, and social potential, many ELs—who account for more than 9 percent of enrollment in grades K-12 in U.S. schools—are struggling to meet the requirements for academic success, and their prospects for success in postsecondary education and in the workforce are jeopardized as a result.


Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures examines how evidence based on research relevant to the development of DLLs/ELs from birth to age 21 can inform education and health policies and related practices that can result in better educational outcomes. This report makes recommendations for policy, practice, and research and data collection focused on addressing the challenges in caring for and educating DLLs/ELs from birth to grade 12.


Full report and related resources for educators:
https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24677/promoting-the-educational-success-of-children-and-youth-learning-english

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