ERIC Number: ED439696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-17
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Language as Access to Mathematics Learning and Technology in a Title I School.
Ganesh, Tirupalavanam G.; Middleton, James A.
This paper reports the results of a qualitative study focusing on the ways in which technological tools are implemented in mathematics education in a Title I K-5 school. Specifically, the intent was to understand the perspectives and actions of the school's mathematics specialist and the multi-graded 2nd and 3rd-grade classroom teacher as they attempted to deliver instruction with technology for both English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) and non-ESL students. Results of the study have implications for school policy and practice regarding the role of English in the use of technology for the education of recently arrived non-English speaking children. The most important implication is that the classroom teacher/instructional technologist must take into account the role of language when designing and delivering mathematics instruction and technology to such students by ensuring students understand the academic instructions that are used in combination with the notational systems, and that the emphasis in discourse is that of "communication," instead of "verbal English." (Contains 18 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Improving Americas Schools Act 1994 Title I