Handbook of Research on Assessment Practices and Pedagogical Models for Immigrant Students

Handbook of Research on Assessment Practices and Pedagogical Models for Immigrant Students

Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA) and Grace Onchwari (University of North Dakota, USA)
Release Date: June, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 454
ISBN13: 9781522593485|ISBN10: 1522593489|EISBN13: 9781522593492|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9348-5


Standardized tests have been selected as a key assessment factor in expanding the academic achievement of the national student population. However, these tests position immigrant students at the risk of academic failure, leading education experts to search for new strategies and teaching models.

The Handbook of Research on Assessment Practices and Pedagogical Models for Immigrant Students is a critical research publication that focuses on research-based pedagogical practices for teaching immigrant students. Edited by a prominent IGI Global editor, this book examines the latest professional development models and assessment practices of English learners (ELs). Covering essential topics such as second language acquisition (SLA), classroom management, teacher education, refugee resettlement programs, and more, this publication is a valuable resource for academicians, professionals, researchers, administrators, faculty, and classroom teachers as the social and academic needs of English language learners continue to present a challenge for many schools and teachers.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Accountability Measures
  • Assessment Strategies
  • Classroom Management
  • Curriculum Design
  • Emotional Development
  • Immigrant Students
  • Parent Involvement
  • Pedagogical Models
  • Pedagogy
  • Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
  • Social Development
  • Teacher Education

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Jared Sagini Keengwe is a Professor at the University of North Dakota (UND) and currently serves as the coordinator of the Elementary Education program. He is the editor-in-chief of two IGI Global Book Series: Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) and Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE). Prof. Keengwe has published several books and over 100 publications in journals and conference proceedings. His research interests focus on digital technology integration and learner-centered pedagogy in teacher education. His work was honored with the UND Foundation/McDermott Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Advising. He was a recipient of the North Dakota Spirit Faculty Achievement Award in recognition of significant contributions in teaching, research, and service. At the national level, Prof. Keengwe was one of the 10 recipients selected to receive the 2010 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Teacher Education Travel Award. More recently, Prof. Keengwe was a recipient of the 2017 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship.
Dr. Grace Onchwari is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of North Dakota, USA, where she teaches a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses in early childhood education. She is also the coordinator of the early childhood program. Her research focuses on teacher professional development, immigrant children, Head Start, and mentor-coaching. Dr. Onchwari’s academic background includes a postgraduate diploma in education, Masters in child development and early childhood education and a doctoral degree in curriculum instruction with an early childhood education emphasis. Dr. Onchwari has researched and authored articles and book chapters with a focus on these areas. She is also the co-editor of the book titled “Cross-Cultural Considerations in the Education of Young Immigrant Learners.”