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ERIC Number: ED511324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
A Study of Arizona's Teachers of English Language Learners
Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia; Gonzalez-Canche, Manuel; Moll, Luis C.
Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles
In this study a representative sample of 880 elementary and secondary teachers currently teaching in 33 schools across the state of Arizona were asked about their perceptions of how their ELL students were faring under current instructional policies for ELL students. Teachers were surveyed during the Spring of 2010. Overall findings show that most of these Arizona teachers have a great deal of faith in their ELL students' ability to achieve at grade level but that the 4 hour English Language Development (ELD) block to which they are assigned is not helping them to catch up with their English speaking peers academically and there is deep and overwhelming concern about the segregation they are experiencing as a result of this instructional model; 85% believe this separation from English speaking peers is harmful to their learning. Most also believe that the majority of their ELL students are not meeting grade level standards and more than half of teachers also note that their ELL students are stereotyped as slow learners by other students and that the 4 hour block program is harmful to their self-esteem. The study ends with a series of recommendations including that alternative modes of instruction need to be implemented to help ELL students to succeed academically. Appended are: (1) T-tests and ANOVA Results; and (2) Examples of Questions Asked in the Teacher Survey. (Contains 16 figures, 3 tables, and 6 footnotes.)
Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles. 8370 Math Sciences, P.O. Box 951521, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521. Tel: 310-267-5562; Fax: 310-206-6293; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of California, Los Angeles, Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles
Identifiers - Location: Arizona
IES Cited: ED559979