Rethinking Policies, Procedures, and Practices Surrounding Language Learning and Learners


  • Dr. Robert A. Griffin University of West Georgia
  • Dr. David L. Chiesa University of Georgia



The summer 2021 issue of GATESOL Journal is replete with research-based insights and strategies for supporting multilingual learners in varied teaching contexts. The five articles in this issue address ways to better equip multilingual learners for success in an increasingly diverse and multicultural society. One common thread throughout the issue is the rethinking of policies, procedures, and practices that surround language learning and learners. As the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 is on the rise and the future of K–12 and higher education continues to remain uncertain, we sincerely hope this issue of GATESOL Journal provides our wide conglomerate of readers—from K–12 mainstream and ESOL teachers to researchers and teacher educators in and outside of Georgia institutions of higher learning to state policymakers—ideas they can take back with them to their respective spheres of influence to make a lasting difference in how we do language teaching and learning in Georgia and beyond.

Author Biographies

Dr. Robert A. Griffin, University of West Georgia

Dr. Robert A. Grifin is an Assistant Professor of Literacy and TESOL Education in the Department of Literacy and Special Education at the University of West Georgia; email [email protected]; ORCID 0000-0002-3128-7687

Dr. David L. Chiesa, University of Georgia

Dr. David L. Chiesa is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Language and Literacy Department at the University of Georgia; email [email protected].

Rethinking Policies and Practices (Griffin & Chiesa, 2021)




How to Cite

Griffin, R., & Chiesa, D. (2021). Rethinking Policies, Procedures, and Practices Surrounding Language Learning and Learners. GATESOL Journal, 31(1), 1–2.



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