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ERIC Number: ED513212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 280
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1092-8310-5
Social Justice and English Language Learners in the Borderland: A Personal Narrative of a Committed Principal Determined to Take the Steps Necessary for English Language Learners to Achieve and Succeed in Academic Content
Lechuga, Mary Helen
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, New Mexico State University
This study embraces the pedagogy that this school's educators believed in and utilized to enhance and expand the academic knowledge of those students who posses a language different from the English language. This research study, represented in a personal narrative, attempts to question the widespread thinking that places all validity on using English as the language of instruction. The narrative examines the actions taken in addressing a program brought forth by a Bilingual Education Department in a large district on the west Texas border with Mexico. The pressure to address the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the push for English instruction will be disclosed. This study collected pertinent data utilized to make informed decisions on the fundamental right of English Language Learners to a well founded academic foundation. It attempts to wake up the lethargic consciousness of those participants involved in shaping the academic future of English Language Learners. This study hopes to offer (teaching) tools to those leaders of schools who utilize data to inform and justify educating English Language Learners in a rightful manner. The study's main goal is to have a confident and competent participation within the boundaries of the methodology and pedagogy which educators utilize to enhance and expand the academic knowledge of those students who posses a language different from the English language: our English Language Learners. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico; Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001