ERIC Number: ED485186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
English Language Learners: Boosting Academic Achievement. Research Points: Essential Information for Education Policy. Volume 2, Issue 1, Winter 2004
American Educational Research Association
Beyond the debate over bilingual versus English-only education, the fundamental question remains: What are the best ways to teach English literacy to English language learners, and what rate of achievement in English is realistic to expect? Providing additional time, and ensuring that each child receives expert instruction, is expensive. But students cannot learn what they are not taught. Transforming English language learners into good readers and academic achievers requires increased resources and commitment, both from those who run the schools and from the citizens and communities that pay for them.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Academic Achievement, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.