Curry School of Education


The AESAP website was created by project directors Dr. Sandra B. Cohen and Dr. Ruth Ferree from the University of Virginia (UVA) Curry School of Education. The project is the direct result of Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) grant No. 128967 101 GS10854 31155.

Photo Credits:

Home page: Korean student with dictionary by Josianne Fitzgerald via FLICKR

Parent dilemma opening photo: “The Next Wave” by lkurnarsky via FLICKR

Many Thanks!

The AESAP website would not have been possible without the direct efforts of over a hundred people:

Thanks to the many Clinical Instructors in Charlottesville and Albemarle Schools who work with the Curry Teacher Education program's preservice teachers and who responded to our survey about working with ELLs.

Thanks to the ESOL teachers who helped generate the scenarios and expert answers: Thomas Connaughton, Renata Germino, Faye Madigan, and Sharon Webb.

Thanks to Beverly Catlin and Courtney Stewart, ESOL coordinators, for their support in countless ways.

Thanks to Brendan Downey and Jaeho Choi, whose technological expertise made this website possible.


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