ERIC Number: ED485206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 93
English Language Learners in the Southeast: Research, Policy, & Practice. Policy Report
Mikow-Porto, Victoria; Humphries, Stephanie; Egelson, Paula; O'Connell, Debra; Teague, John
US Department of Education
To help educators in the Southeast meet the needs of English language learners, SERVE has developed this report, which provides a synthesis of federal and state policies, descriptions of and research on instructional programs, and a closer look at trends, policies, and programs in the Southeast. The summary data presented here should be viewed by educators in the Southeast as a starting point when developing strategies to best serve the needs of ELLs. Together with ongoing research, resources listed in the appendices, and the findings of the National Literacy Panel, this publication should help decision makers identify practices that appear to differentially impact English language learners. Certainly, finding answers related to addressing the needs of English language learners will better enable all of us to draw upon linguistic and cultural diversity to enrich our future, just as it has our past. Resources, a feedback form, and SERVE organizational capabilities are appended.
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Student Needs, Educational Policy, Teaching Methods
SERVE, P.O. Box 5367, Greensboro, NC 27435. Tel: 800-755-3277 (Toll Free); Fax: 336-315-7457; Web site: http://www.serve.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education, Greensboro, NC.