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Talent Development for English Language Learners: Identifying and Developing Potential

Authors: Michael S. Matthews Ph.D., Jaime A. Castellano Ed.D.
Product Code: 1057
ISBN: 978-1-61821-105-7
Pages: 250
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Talent Development for English Language Learners offers concrete guidance to teachers, schools, and administrators seeking to maximize the potential of all of their students. Each chapter will focus thematically on an issue relevant to developing the talents and potential of gifted English language learners (ELLs) in inclusive educational settings. Examples of how schools or educators might conventionally conceptualize and handle the issues related to ELLs and what the concerns or unintended negative outcomes are for gifted ELLs are provided. The authors focus on what an “ideal” response might be from the lens of both the gifted education and the language education field, and how collaborative efforts across these perspectives yield effective interventions in schools and related educational settings for students who are both English language learners and highly academically able.


Review by: Youb Kim, Teachers College Record - February 21, 2014
This edited book provides a much-needed empowering perspective on English language learners. Rather than focusing on what English language learners, due to their linguistic and cultural deficits, cannot accomplish, the book focuses on the task of seeing their strengths and developing their talents and potential. Based on the empowering perspective on educating English language learners and practical wisdom, the book makes an important contribution for teacher educators, who can expand on the ideas.
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