ERIC Number: ED372649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Effective Bilingual and ESL Teachers: Characteristics and the Oral Language Proficiency Levels of Their Students.
Malave, Lilliam M.
A study investigated the characteristics of elementary school (kindergarten and grades 1-2) teachers of limited-English-proficient (LEP) students and the oral language proficiency of students in the classrooms of identified effective bilingual and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers. The study involved (1) a district-wide survey of parents, teachers, and administrators to identify effective instructional characteristics of bilingual and ESL teachers and (2) measurement of the English and Spanish proficiency levels of students in relation to their participation in effective or very effective classrooms in six schools. Results indicate that while the students made statistically significant gains in two languages, there were no statistically significant gains associated with participation in very effective versus effective classrooms. Possible reasons for these findings are discussed. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Malave, Lilliam M. Ed. National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE). Annual Conference Journal, NABE '92-'93. See FL 022 341.