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ERIC Number: ED518704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr-20
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Helping English Language Learners (ELLS) Achieve Success (Passing Grades) in the Mainstream Classroom
Ingerson, Tara
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Our world is globalizing at a rapid rate right before our eyes. The world as we know it is becoming much more diverse and colorful. The population of school-aged English language learner (ELL) students in the USA has steadily and markedly increased over the past decade with projections indicating that this trend will continue. If the trend continues, by the year 2050, forty-nine percent of the population will be other than "white". The implications of this trend are that our schools will have higher populations of ELL students and the needs of these learners will be programs that teach English and then content material. It will be the responsibility of educators to teach these students English before expecting them to master content area knowledge and become productive citizens in our communities. The research done in this study investigated current attitudes toward ELL students by faculty, staff and administrators as well as suggestions ELL students had to offer about what would help them achieve success (passing grades) in the mainstream classroom. Two appendixes present a questionnaire and interview questions for students.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A