Policy Brief: Understanding Educators’ Experiences Teaching Multilingual Learners

In a recent policy brief by Public Advocates, K-12 educators and faculty lifted up SEAL as one of the state recommendations. The brief focuses on the experiences of current and former K-12 educators of multilingual learners and the landscape of bilingual education from the perspective of faculty of bilingual authorization programs. The brief outlines recommendations for the state that would expand and strengthen educator preparation to better serve multilingual learners’ needs and to increase their access to school programs and academic content. Read the policy brief

Read the policy brief: Understanding Educators’ Experiences Teaching Multilingual Learners: A Qualitative Research Study About Educator Preparation, Classroom Experiences, Institutional Barriers, and Requests for State Supports. Authored by Public Advocates Education Equity Team Senior Staff Attorney Shilpa Ram, the policy brief illuminates the accomplishments, passion and struggles of bilingual educators and educators of multilingual learners across the state offering paths for stronger state policies and investments to support bilingual authorization programs and equip greater numbers of teachers with the skills and expertise to serve California’s multilingual learners.