Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners in Our Schools: Toward a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Rebecca Fox, Ph.D.

This talk will present an overview of our rapidly changing demographics and provide information about the salient research supporting second language acquisition, and the importance of the intersection of critical social justice with second language acquisition. By understanding some major points about second language acquisition, parents and policy makers will be equipped to make the informed decisions that promote a culturally and linguistically supportive pedagogy. This knowledge will also help to dispel some of the principle misconceptions about how students best acquire English for success in today’s schools.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen