Teaching History and Social Studies to English Language Learners

Preparing Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers

  • Luciana C. de Oliveira
  • Kathryn M. Obenchain

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Luciana C. de Oliveira, Kathryn M. Obenchain
    Pages 1-6
  3. Hayriye Kayi-Aydar, Jason L. Endacott, Christian Z. Goering
    Pages 159-178
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 233-240

About this book


This book investigates the preparation of secondary history and social studies (SS) teachers to teach English language learners (ELLs) in twenty-first century classrooms. This edited collection focuses on the ways in which pre-service and in-service teachers have developed – or may develop – instructional effectiveness for working with ELLs in the secondary history and social studies classroom. The authors address a variety of standards and content examples, including the National Council for Social Studies C3 Framework and Curriculum Standards, the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, and content from history, geography, and civics. This volume is part of a set of four edited books focused on teaching the key content areas to English language learners.

Luciana C. de Oliveira is Professor and Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Miami, USA. Her research centres on teaching English Language Learners at the K-12 level, including the role of language in learning the content areas, second language writing, and teacher preparation for ELLs. She has edited two other Palgrave Macmillan books focused on the content areas.

Kathryn Obenchain is Associate Professor at Purdue University, USA. Her research and publications focus on democratic citizenship education in the U.S. and emerging democracies, with a particular interest in how social studies classrooms are structured to promote democratic knowledge, skills and dispositions through curricular and instructional decisions. 


Secondary education Policy Practice Curriculum Instructional leaders Bilingualism teaching history teaching social studies history education social studies education

Editors and affiliations

  • Luciana C. de Oliveira
    • 1
  • Kathryn M. Obenchain
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MiamiMiami, FLUSA
  2. 2.Department of Curriculum and InstructionPurdue UniversityWest Lafayette, INUSA

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