ERIC Number: ED430824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
English Language Development Theory and Practices: Background Information for "EE" Providers.
This document provides environmental educators with background information on English language development theory and practices. Information was derived from a series of workshops that focused on the objectives of increasing facilitators' familiarity with the theory and practices of English Language Development (ELD) and demonstrating how the academic content of environmental education (EE) lessons can be adjusted in order to accommodate the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) so that they can build environmental knowledge and literacy, motivating facilitators to provide workshops for teachers of ELLs so that environmental education is extended to these children, a group often underserved by EE providers, and assisting facilitators in using workshop strategies and techniques that will accommodate the needs of ELD educators and their ELL students, thereby expanding the participation of both teachers and children in environmental education. Sections include: (1) The Demographics: Who Are California's English Language Learners? (2) Joining Together: How Are Environmental Education and English Language Development Linked? and (3) What Strategies Can Environmental Education Providers Use to Ensure Comprehensible Input for All English Language Learners? Contains 14 references. (CCM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Environmental Education, Language Acquisition, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Learning Strategies, Limited English Speaking, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
California Project Learning Tree, California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection, P.O. Box 944246, Sacramento, CA 94244-2460; Tel: 916-653-7958.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California