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ERIC Number: ED503115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 28
Promoting Academic Literacy among Secondary English Language Learners: A Synthesis of Research and Practice
Maxwell-Jolly, Julie; Gandara, Patricia; Mendez Benavidez, Lina
University of California Linguistic Minority Research Institute
This report is a synthesis of research, challenges, and best practices in the education of secondary English Learners (ELs). It incorporates a summary of three days of presentations and discussions by key national experts in the spring of 2005, observations and findings from our own research, and key issues from the research literature. The report provides an overview of pressing issues facing schools in the instruction of secondary English Learners. It also includes the perspectives of people in the schools and in the classrooms who are attempting to meet these students' needs, and those of individuals who are grappling with challenges from the world of policy. The report concludes with recommendations for California education policy to meet the challenges that secondary EL students and teachers face, the needs and limitations of teachers and schools in the state, and the best practices cited by both researchers and practitioners. A list of participants in the conferences is appended. (Contains 23 footnotes, 1 figure and 1 table.)
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:; Web site:
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Santa Barbara. Linguistic Minority Research Inst.
Identifiers - Location: California