The Winter 2020 issue of theIllinois Reading Council Journal published a special issue focusing on “action for equity,” with thoughtful articles and abundant family and classroom resources. This issue of the “wELLcome”column, which is dedicated to topics regarding English language learners (ELLs), continues in that same vein. In this issue, we place the spotlight on ELLs of African descent, their teachers, and their schools.
Lems, K. (2021). Black lives matter in teaching English as a second language! Illinois Reading Council Journal 49(4), 71-79.
African American Studies Commons, African Languages and Societies Commons, Applied Linguistics Commons, Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education Commons, First and Second Language Acquisition Commons, International and Comparative Education Commons, Language and Literacy Education Commons, Race and Ethnicity Commons, Social Justice Commons
major topics explore:
immigrants of African descent facing racialization in addition to other adjustments
lack of support for immigrant students of African descent with unwritten or low incidence home languages
paucity of African Americans teaching ESL/bilingual education
paucity of African American students in dual language programs