ERIC Number: ED400681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Language Minority Students in School Reform: The Role of Collaboration. ERIC Digest.
Adger, Carolyn Temple
This digest focuses on educators' collaborations among themselves and with parents in reforming schools to serve language minority students well. Examples are provided from the Program in Immigrant Education, a national program working to improve the education of immigrant students in secondary school. Specific attention is focused on the following: (1) the necessity of strong leadership in changing schools, and the importance of keeping language and culture on the reform agenda; (2) teacher inquiry and reflection, whereby teachers raise questions about students' success in school, gather and analyze data, and plan appropriate responses; (3) collaboration beyond the school, which includes collaborations with parents and the community; and (4) the change process, which is ongoing. (Contains 19 references.) (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Minorities, School Community Relationship, School Restructuring
ERIC/CLL, 1118 22nd Street N.W., Washington, DC 20037.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.