Having a historical perspective of the court cases, laws, and mandates that have shaped English language instruction policy enables teachers to understand the necessity for addressing the learning needs of English language learners (ELLs).
Complete the “Legislative Events and Issues” template (150-200 words per section) to explain each of the following and discuss how knowledge of them will affect your future professional practice.
- How the following legal cases have affected the policies and laws governing language instruction in Arizona: Lau v. Nichols, Castaneda v. Pickard, Flores v. Arizona, and Plyler v. Doe.
- How the following federal laws and requirements have affected accountability, assessment, funding, and identification in ELL education in Arizona: Every Student Succeeds Acts (ESSA), Title III, Title VI, and Office for Civil Rights/Department of Justice resolutions.
- How the following state laws and policies have affected language acquisition methodology, student grouping, and the time frame to achieve language proficiency: Proposition 203, House Bill 2010, House Bill 2064, SB1014, and Move On When Reading.
- Two current societal trends and issues in the education of ELLs.
Support your findings with a minimum of three scholarly resources.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
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