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ERIC Number: ED546454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 46
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Long Term English Language Learners: Failure Is Not an Option
Diaz-Zamora, Jennifer
Online Submission, M.S.Ed Thesis, Dominican University of California
There is a sizable number of English Language Learners (ELL) that are not succeeding in schools and are academically "falling through the cracks." The purpose of this thesis is to gather information that identifies reasons why students are not succeeding academically and which strategies individual teachers can implement to help these students attain academic success. The literature reveals that Long Term English Language Learners have lower levels of literacy and tend to drop out more frequently compared to native English speakers. This is a qualitative study using a focus group at a middle school. Data were collected from individuals in a focus group. This study found six key strategies that could be used by teachers teaching English Language Learners to improve their students' proficiency in English. Implications for future research include continuing to explore effective ways to support ELL students in becoming proficient in English in the elementary grades.
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 7; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Civil Rights Act 1964; Equal Educational Opportunities Act 1974; Lau v Nichols