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

Friday February 3, 2023
9:30 - 10:30 AM
Wabash Ballroom

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.

In-Person Lecture
classroom leaders
asset based needs