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ERIC Number: EJ1056341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Teacher Placement into Immigrant English Learner Classrooms: Limiting Access in Comprehensive High Schools
Dabach, Dafney Blanca
American Educational Research Journal, v52 n2 p243-274 Apr 2015
This qualitative study examined how secondary teachers were assigned to teach courses intended to expand English learners' (ELs') access to academic subjects. Theoretically, this research extends the "contexts of reception" framework from immigration studies into the educational realm by investigating how teachers--as one important contextual variable--entered into settings designed for immigrant-origin ELs. Analysis examined institutional processes, norms, and policies as well as participants' practices. Findings suggest that novice teachers were most likely to be placed into separate EL content-area classrooms, unless more senior teachers requested these assignments or administrators intervened. Ultimately, this article uses teacher assignment processes to illustrate how contexts for immigrant-origin youth are constructed and contested and how ELs' opportunities to learn were jeopardized in local settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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