ERIC Number: ED373987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Theory and Practice: Science for Undergraduates of Limited English Proficiency.
Rosenthal, Judith W.
Between 1980 and 1990, the total number of Asian, Hispanic, American Indian, and foreign undergraduates increased by more than 50% at public, private, 4-year and 2-year colleges. Many of these students may be of limited English proficiency, suggesting that the traditional science lecture/lab format may need modification to incorporate the theory of second language acquisition as it pertains to the practice of content instruction. Various methods exist to improve science instruction for limited English proficient undergraduates. These include the Adjunct and Tutorial Models, Sheltered or Bridge science instruction, faculty development, and science instruction in the students' native language. Any plan for science education reform at the collegiate level or for increasing minority participation in science must address the needs of the growing population of undergraduates who speak English as a second language. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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