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ERIC Number: ED406464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Action Research: Finding Solutions To Help Limited English Speakers.
Moore, Rock D.; Fetterolf, Dee
An action research project was designed to improve the English oral language skills of students of limited English proficiency (LEP) and their academic achievement. Thirty students were randomly chosen from 70 Hispanic fifth graders who enrolled in a voluntary program. Instruction was given using a contextualized environment. Within this framework, a constructivist pedagogy was used along with the principles of instructional discourse and active teaching techniques. Results of the action research project demonstrate its positive outcomes. After 6 months, all students in the experimental group increased their scores on the standardized test at a much greater rate than students in the norming group. In addition, these students achieved modal grade level proficiency for the first time in 5 years. The study substantiates the importance of teacher-generated action research in improving student achievement. Appendixes contain five charts of student achievement results. (Contains 5 tables and 17 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A