ERIC Number: ED423667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Qualities of Effective Programs for Immigrant Adolescents with Limited Schooling. ERIC Digest.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.
This Digest discusses the increase in the number of immigrant secondary school students who come to the United States with limited education and effective programs for serving this student population. For these students to succeed in school, they must learn to read, write, understand, and speak English, develop academic literacy in English to make the transition to the labor force or into other educational programs, and become socialized into American society during adolescence, a period of dramatic emotional and physical change. Factors essential in designing an effective program for these students are discussed, including program location, program structure, registration and placement procedures, transitions to other programs, comprehensive services and family involvement, and staff background and professional development. Components of successful secondary school programs are highlighted, including affective factors, instruction, comprehensive services, and professional development. (JL)
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Professional Development, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Student Placement
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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.