ERIC Number: ED505952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun-22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Cummins' Framework as a Tool for Continuous Improvement of SLL Instruction
Montgomery, Joel R.
This working paper will explore the usefulness of Cummins' framework relating language proficiency to academic performance (1983) as a reflection and planning tool for continuous improvement of second language learning (SLL) instruction. SLL activities designed for a Language Experience intervention class for seventh and eighth grade English language learners (ELLs) identified a performing at English language proficiency (ELP) level three (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium, 2008a) will be mapped to the framework. Family friendly "Can Do" descriptors developed by WIDA for this ELP level (2008b) will be tied to these SLL activities and also mapped to the framework. The usefulness of the framework as a tool for continuous improvement will be assessed. Insights gained from the exploration with Cummins' framework will be shared. The paper will conclude with a summary and recommendations for future use and ongoing research.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Enrichment, Language Proficiency, Instructional Design, Educational Improvement, Instructional Improvement, English (Second Language), Concept Mapping, Program Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness, Second Language Instruction, Middle School Students
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A