ERIC Number: ED447708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar-18
School Policies and Practices as Roadblocks to Academic Success.
This brief paper (a 9-page copy of remarks delivered at the panel) was presented as part of a panel on identifying the factors that impede the academic success of English language learners. It is a descriptive study of the students at a large public high school (2,300 students with an English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) population of 50) in central Pennsylvania. Two areas that affect students' academic success focused on in this paper are the absence of teacher certification in bilingual ESL education in Pennsylvania and the tendency to place English language learners in lower-track classes. Examples of these phenomena are described in some detail and followed by explanations of how and why negative consequences occur for the learners. One reference, a previous article by the author, is included. (KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A