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ERIC Number: ED390510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Ethnic Enrollment in Second Language Courses (ESL/ENS), Fall Terms 1988 and 1994. Research Report No. 95-09R.
A study was conducted at Miami-Dade Community College, in Florida, to examine ethnic enrollment patterns in English as a Second Language (ESL) and English for Non-Native Speakers (ENS) courses from fall 1988 to fall 1994. Study findings included the following: (1) college-wide enrollment during the period declined 9.1% for White non-Hispanic students, increased 5.7% for Black non-Hispanics, and increased 4% for Hispanics; (2) with respect to the courses under study, enrollment in ENS courses was consistently higher than ESL courses; (3) the ethnic distribution within ESL courses for fall term 1988 was 4.7% White non-Hispanic, 3.6% Black non-Hispanic, and 90.2% Hispanic; (4) by fall 1994, this had shifted to 3% White non-Hispanic, 7.1% Black non-Hispanic, and 89.1% Hispanic; (5) within ENS courses, the ethnic distribution in 1988 was 5.8% White non-Hispanic, 5.3% Black non-Hispanic, and 85% Hispanic; and (6) by fall 1994, this distribution had shifted to 4.1% White non-Hispanic, 14.3% Black non-Hispanic, and 79.3% Hispanic. Findings for the college's North, Kendall, and Wolfson campuses are included. Appendixes provide data tables showing summaries and annual figures of ethnic enrollment by campus and for the college as a whole, as well as ESL and ENS enrollment for fall 1988, 1990, 1992, and 1994. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.
Identifiers: Miami Dade Community College FL
Note: Figures for tables prepared by Elizabeth Maytin.