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ERIC Number: ED505954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun-10
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
Mediated Learning Experiences for ELLs
Montgomery, Joel R.
Online Submission
This paper addresses elements of the bilingual program for English language learners (ELL) in Illinois School District U-46 (U-46). Beginning with the context of bilingual education in the United States, the paper also introduces the current state of bilingual programming in U-46. ELL initiatives in light of the U-46 partnership with the Stupski foundation (from 2002- 2007) are highlighted and 2007 results (the most recent available) are reported. An on-going ELL initiative involving creating mediated learning experiences (MLEs) for ELLs using Feuerstein's Instrumental Enrichment (FIE) program is reviewed. The initiative is tied to relevant theories and details of the relevant concepts are introduced. Relevant research concerning both MLEs and the FIE program are summarized. Details of the first year of the pilot study are shared, along with recommendations for continued implementation for the second year. Interviews with four ELL professionals from the district are provided for comments on the ELL program as a whole and on the MLE and FIE program initiatives. The paper concludes with a brief summary and recommendations for ongoing intervention and research. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; United States