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ERIC Number: ED519412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
Creating Schools That Support Success for English Language Learners. Lessons Learned. Volume 1, Issue 2
Stepanek, Jennifer; Raphael, Jacqueline
Education Northwest (NJ1)
The past two decades have brought the second largest wave of immigration in U.S. history. This has led to a rapid and unprecedented influx of immigrants to the Pacific Northwest as well as a rise in the number of English language learners (ELLs) in schools. Between 2002-2003 and 2007-2008, the Northwest's annual growth in ELL enrollment was nearly five times faster than the national average. By 2007-2008, ELLs represented 8.6 percent of total public school enrollment in the Northwest. To address these changes, many district leaders in the Northwest are taking a direct role in supporting the education of ELLs. These leaders are looking for programs, strategies, and practices to help this growing population of students develop English proficiency while simultaneously mastering academic content. The lessons presented in this paper are derived from Education Northwest's research, evaluation, and technical assistance experiences. They are intended to address questions that administrators may have about how to mitigate barriers to the linguistic and academic achievement of ELLs. They will also help leaders provide better support to teachers as they learn and implement evidence-based instructional practices for ELLs. [This paper was written with contributions from Elizabeth Autio, Theresa Deussen, and Lynette Thompson.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Northwest
Identifiers - Location: United States