LANGUAGE, POWER, AND ADVOCACY FOR ESOL
Course Number: EDUC-550
Course Description: Broader issues of language and power impact bilingual students' cultural identities. Effective teachers of Emergent Bilingual (EB) students need to advocate for EB students, their families, classrooms, schools, and communities. Based on critical readings of research-based programs and English-language proficiency standards, this course will examine the history of laws and trends toward EB students in relation to current attitudes and policies in the United States. This course will give educators the tools to advocate for equity and social justice in their own classrooms and beyond. Prerequisites: Admission into Linfield Graduate ESOL Endorsement Program. . Frequency of Offering: TBD based on number of cohorts started. 3 credit(s).