ERIC Number: EJ1028473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Something That Test Scores Do Not Show: Engaging in Community Diversity as a Local Response to Global Education Trends
Valdiviezo, Laura A.
Educational Forum, v78 n1 p68-77 2014
At Smith Street Elementary School, the globalizing education trends that English language learner (ELL) teachers face focus on measuring student achievement through testing and the English mainstreaming of non-dominant students as opposed to the cultivation of the students' linguistic and cultural diversity. The ELL teachers at Smith Street Elementary School decided to establish their research agenda by designing a project aimed at fostering ELL student success through reaching out to families to learn from them.
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Academic Achievement, Educational Trends, Global Approach, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Strategies, Student Diversity, Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Cultural Background, Achievement Tests, Caring, Trust (Psychology)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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