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ERIC Number: ED520335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 36
Science for English Language Learners. NSTA Position Statement
National Science Teachers Association (NJ1)
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) asserts that all students, including those identified as English language learners (ELL), can and should have every opportunity to learn and succeed in science. Teachers play a critical and central role in this process and should receive necessary support. Likewise, it is important for schools and school systems to devote time and resources to effective professional development for all K-12 teachers of science, including those who teach English language learners (NSTA 2006). Educational policies and practices at every level of the education system should be in concert to provide students with equitable learning opportunities, as set forth in the declarations presented in this paper. NSTA makes several recommendations to support high-quality science instruction for students identified as English language learners. These recommendations are presented in this paper.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)