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ERIC Number: ED501965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 69
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 48
Preparing to Serve English Language Learner Students: School Districts with Emerging English Language Learner Communities. Issues & Answers. REL 2008-No. 049
Zehler, Annette M.; Adger, Carolyn; Coburn, Cate; Arteagoitia, Igone; Williams, Krystal; Jacobson, Louis
Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia
This report aims to help school districts deal with the challenges of newly enrolling or rapidly increasing English language learner students by offering background information and sharing the experiences of districts that have addressed similar challenges in providing services and infrastructure to support the success of English language learner students. This study examines the demographic changes nationally and in the Appalachia region. It also examines school districts that are receiving English language leaner students for the first time or that are seeing their initially small English language learner populations increase rapidly. The goal is to better understand the needs of districts with emerging English language learner communities and to describe how they are responding to their newly diverse student populations. Appended to this report are: (1) research objectives, methods, and data sources and detailed findings; (2) lists of districts with English language learner students in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia; and (3) resources for districts serving English language learner students. (Contains 8 notes, 4 boxes, 5 figures, 4 maps, and 14 tables.) [This report was prepared for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) by the Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia administered by the CNA Corporation.]
Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia. Available from: CNA Corporation. 4825 Mark Center Drive, ALexandria, VA 22311. Tel: 703-824-2828; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky; Tennessee; Virginia; West Virginia
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED560731; ED560752; ED545226; ED546480; ED546481