Double the Work: Challenges and Solutions to Acquiring Language and Academic Literacy for Adolescent English Language LearnersDownload
Authored by Dr. Deborah J. Short and Shannon Fitzsimmons of the Center for Applied Linguistics, and informed by a distinguished panel of researchers, policymakers and practitioners, Double the Work discusses the diversity of the English language learner populations in American secondary schools and recommends techniques to improve the way they are taught, noting that literacy interventions for these students must be designed and implemented differently if they are to be successful. The report includes extensive data drawn from a specially commissioned demographic analysis by the Migration Policy Institute.
Citation: Short, Deborah J.; Fitzsimmons, Shannon, Double the Work: Challenges and Solutions to Acquiring Language and Academic Literacy for Adolescent English Language Learners