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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.

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Science Unscrambled: Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English
Webinar (Part 1 of 2)

Suggested Citation

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/24677.

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Publication Info

528 pages | 6 x 9 | 

ISBNs: 
  • Paperback:  978-0-309-45537-4
  • Ebook:  978-0-309-45540-4
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/24677

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Videos

Science Unscrambled: Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English

In this episode of Science Unscrambled, committee chair Ruby Takanishi discusses the findings in the recent DBASSE report "Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English".

Webinar (Part 1 of 2)

Join Ruby Takanishi, Fred Genesee, and Catherine Tamis-LeMonda for part 1 of a 2-part webinar series sponsored by the National Academies Press to learn more about how children become dual language learners and what are the influences on their language development.

Webinar (Part 2 of 2)

This webinar is the second in a 2-part series that focuses on the report Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Practices for Children and Youth. In this webinar, learn more about promising practices for children in early care and education settings, pre-K-grade 12 formal educational system, and promising practices for children and youth who are English learners and have disabilities.

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