The spring 2011 issue of AccELLerate!, the quarterly review of the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition, will focus on the theme of K-12 English learners (ELs) with learning disabilities. We are soliciting contributions from bilingual education, ESL, and content-area teachers, state and local administrators, researchers, and others who work with this population.
Topics may include (but are not limited to): current perspectives on bilingual development and specific language impairments, evaluation of the needs and linguistic characteristics of bilingual children with language impairments, culturally responsive identification of learning disabilities and behavioral disorders in ELs, effective intervention practices used with this group of learners in different areas of academic study, and professional development for teachers and paraprofessionals.
Full-length articles should be approximately 1,000 words, grounded in research, and be clearly and cogently written. Shorter articles can be of two types: Success Stories (around 500 words) describe successful projects, programs or approaches, and Teachers’ Gems of Wisdom (around 250 words) share professional insights and best practices in teaching ELs.
The deadline for submissions is February 7, 2011. Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word format by electronic mail and directed to Natalia Romanova, editor of AccELLerate! at romanova at gwu dot edu. Please provide the name, title, and affiliation of all authors, as well as a contact telephone number and an e-mail address.
NCELA Call for Papers: English Learners with Learning Disabilities. NCELA List (NCELA@HERMES.GWU.EDU, 7 Jan 2011)