Teachers College, Columbia University

Immigrant Ever–English Learner Students in Higher Education: Policy Levers in Access, Interventions, Interactions, Transfer, and Understanding

Date and Time: April 12, 2021 9:30–11:00 AM EST
Location: Online

This symposium brought together five unique studies that examine different aspects of ever-English learner (EL) college-going. These papers not only grapple with how to define and operationalize EL students in higher education, but they also use qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods approaches to contextualize their experiences in an era that has increasingly marginalized these students and their faculty. To highlight the prevalence of policy in shaping the ever-EL student experience, researchers opened with a critical policy analysis examining what the current community college reform agenda means for EL students and closed with a conceptual model of ever-EL college-going that proposes incorporating state- and federal-level policies into research design.

Associated Papers

Participants

Rebecca M. Callahan
Associate Professor
University of Texas at Austin
George Bunch
Associate Professor of Education
University of California, Santa Cruz
Research Associate
Community College Research Center
Kylie Alisa Kenner
Doctoral Student
University of California, Santa Cruz
Nora Walsh Lang
Doctoral Student
University of California, Santa Cruz
Senior Research Associate
Community College Research Center
Senior Research Scholar
Community College Research Center
Yasuko Kanno
Associate Professor
Program Director for Language Education, Boston University
Anne-Marie Nuñez
Associate Professor
The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology

Associated Project(s)