ERIC Number: ED503113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec-30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 106
Resource Needs for California's English Learners
Gandara, Patricia; Rumberger, Russell W.
University of California Linguistic Minority Research Institute
This paper examines the amount and type of resources that linguistic minority students--those students who come from households where a language other than English is spoken--need to meet the same challenging standards and to have the opportunity to achieve the same educational outcomes as other students. In this paper we first describe the nature of the linguistic minority population in California. We then develop a conceptual framework for analyzing their resource needs. Subsequently, we review existing studies that have attempted to estimate the resource needs for this population. Drawing on these existing studies and the results of new data collection, we describe the nature of the resources needed to provide an adequate education for California's English learners. We conclude with policy recommendations about how to approach estimating the real dollar costs of educating English learners and linguistic minority students. (Contains 19 footnotes, 3 figures and 6 tables.) [This paper was prepared for "Getting Down to Facts: A Research Project to Inform Solutions California's Education Problems" research project.]
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Minority Groups, Limited English Speaking, Educational Objectives, Language Minorities, Research Projects, Outcomes of Education
University of California Linguistic Minority Research Institute. 4722 South Hall MC 3220, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3220. Tel: 805-893-2250; Fax: 805-893-8673; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.lmri.ucsb.edu
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; James Irvine Foundation; Stuart Foundation
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Santa Barbara. Linguistic Minority Research Inst.
Identifiers - Location: California