Listening to Teachers of English Language Learners: A Survey of California Teachers' Challenges, Experiences, and Professional Development Needs
This report is based on a survey of more than 5,000 California teachers that examined their experiences, challenges, and professional development needs in teaching English language learner students.
- Presents background on the issues facing teachers of English language learners
- Highlights the qualities teachers need to have in order to teach English language learners effectively
- Describes how the study was conducted
- Reviews and summarizes survey findings
- Provides recommendations for policymakers
This report, written by Patricia Gándara, Julie Maxwell Jolly, and Anne Driscoll, is a collaborative project of the Policy Analysis for California Education, the University of California Linguistic Minority Research Institute, and the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd.
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