Handbook of Research on Engaging Immigrant Families and Promoting Academic Success for English Language Learners

Handbook of Research on Engaging Immigrant Families and Promoting Academic Success for English Language Learners

Grace Onchwari (University of North Dakota, USA) and Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA)
Projected Release Date: April, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 400
ISBN13: 9781522582830|ISBN10: 1522582835|EISBN13: 9781522582847|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8283-0

Description

In the past few years, there has been an influx of immigrant children into the school system, many with a limited understanding of English. Successfully teaching these students requires educators to understand their characteristics and to learn how to engage immigrant families to support their children’s academic achievements.

The Handbook of Research on Engaging Immigrant Families and Promoting Academic Success for English Language Learners is a collection of innovative research that utilizes teacher professional development models, assessment practices, teaching strategies, and parental involvement strategies to develop ways for communities and educators to create social and academic conditions that promote the academic success of immigrant and English language learners. While highlighting topics including bilingual learners, family engagement, and teacher development, this book is ideally designed for early childhood, elementary, middle, K-12, and secondary school teachers; school administrators; faculty; academicians; and researchers.

Topics Covered

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

  • Academic Success
  • Bilingual Learners
  • Cognitive Development
  • Cultural Competences
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Family Engagement
  • Immigration
  • Learning Assessment
  • Professional Development Models
  • Teacher Development
  • Teaching Strategies

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

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.”
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.