Appropriate for those new to the topic and established scholars, this holistic text examines the nexus of advocacy and English-language teaching, beginning with theories of advocacy, covering constraints and challenges in practice, and offering a range of hands-on perspectives in different contexts and with different populations. Bringing together wide-ranging and diverse viewpoints in TESOL, this volume examines the role of advocacy through a social justice lens in a range of contexts, including K-12 classrooms and schools, adult and higher education settings, families and communities, and teacher-education programs and professional organizations. Advocacy in English Language Teaching and Learning offers readers a deeper understanding of what advocacy is and can be, and gives teacher candidates and educators the tools to advocate for their students, their families and communities, and their profession. 

part I|28 pages

Overview of Advocacy

chapter 1|15 pages

Advocacy Skills for Teachers

“A Real Careful Little Dance”
ByHeather A. Linville

chapter 2|11 pages

Problematizing Advocacy

Definitions, Alignments, and Expansions
ByJamie Harrison, Josephine Prado

part II|56 pages

Preparing Teacher Advocates

chapter 3|13 pages

Beyond the Philosophy Statement

Bringing Advocacy Center Stage in TESOL Teacher Education
ByJames Whiting

chapter 4|13 pages

Building Advocacy Capacity in a Teacher Training Program

ByJamie Harrison

chapter 6|13 pages

Action Research for Advocacy in a Supervised Teaching Seminar

ByCarly Huelsenbeck, Laura Baecher, Diane Staehr Fenner

part III|74 pages

Advocacy in Action

chapter 7|11 pages

Exploring Advocacy in an Elementary ESL Afterschool Program in the United States

Empirically, What’s There?
ByJackie Ridley, Nicole King, Esther Hye-min Yoon, Youngjoo Yi

chapter 8|12 pages

Language Advocate Alliances

Families and Educators United to Support English Learners
ByLorena Mancilla, Alissa Blair

chapter 9|11 pages

Moving Away from the Margins

Publication of International Voices as a Tool for Advocacy
ByKristin Roberts-Raymond, Denise Desrosiers, Andrea Paquin, Carolyn Hutton

chapter 10|12 pages

Action Required

The Adult Educator as Advocate
ByRob Sheppard

chapter 11|14 pages

A Framework for Asset-focused Advocacy in Adult ESL Education

ByDeborah Kennedy

chapter 12|11 pages

Making the Path by Walking Together

A Collaborative Approach to Advocacy
BySarah Hesson, Rachel Toncelli

part IV|44 pages

Advocating with Specific EL Populations

chapter 13|14 pages

Advocating for Indigenous Hispanic EL Students

Promoting the Indigenismo Within
ByLuis Javier Pentón Herrera

chapter 14|15 pages

A Mother’s Advocacy

Lessons for Educators of Long-term EL Students
ByManeka Deanna Brooks

chapter 15|12 pages

From Majority to Minority

Advocating for English Learners from the African Diaspora
ByKisha C. Bryan, Ayanna Cooper, Babatunji Ifarinu