ERIC Number: ED416684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Technologies Use with ESL Learners in New York State: Preliminary Report. Report Series 3.13.
Meskill, Carla; Mossop, Jonathan
This report presents preliminary research concerning learners whose native language is not English and who attend school in the state of New York, focusing on how English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers in the state view and use technologies to help develop their students' literacy skills. Data are drawn from a statewide survey and initial interviews with 56 ESL teachers who use technology in teaching. The report summarizes: population trends and ESL instruction throughout the United States and within New York State; issues in literacy and second language learning, based on current research; practical, pedagogical, and empirical bases for using instructional technologies in language and literacy instruction; extent of use, in ESL contexts, of software designed for native English-speakers and for non-native speakers; access to computer technology; the reasons teachers give for using software in these ways at each school level (elementary, middle, high school); and use of electronic mail and the Internet. Conclusions are drawn about how and why technologies are being used as they are. Contains 55 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement, Albany, NY. Research Center on English Learning and Achievement.
Identifiers - Location: New York