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The Importance of Using Asset-Based Terminology and Having an Asset-Based Mindset with ELs

The National Association of English Learner Program Administrators’ (NAELPA’s) Advocating for Multilingual Learners (MLs) Committee reviewed publications related to asset-based terms. This presentation provides an outline of the White Paper that was drafted along with recommendations for how to encourage an Asset-Based Mindset and the use of Asset-Based Terms with MLs. Topics that discussed include the influence of attitudes and worldviews on terminology; the importance of aligning terms with common practice; the importance of identifying the purpose of terms used; and the difficulty in finding a mutually agreeable term - and NAELPA's preference for using MLs.

This talk was presented at:
2023 National ESEA Conference
February 2023 in Indianapolis, IN
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David Holbrook

Dr. David Holbrook and Nicole Leach are both actively involved in the National Association of English Learner Program Administrators (NAELPA). Dr. Holbrook is a former State Federal Programs, Title I, and Title III Director and currently serves as the NAELPA Executive Director. 

Nicole Leach

Nicole is a Senior Federal Grant Specialist (formerly Dual Language and EL Specialist) with the Indiana Department of Education and currently serves as the NAELPA President-Elect.