ERIC Number: EJ1058870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Meeting the Linguistic Needs of High-Potential English Language Learners: What Teachers Need to Know
Pereira, Nielsen; de Oliveira, Luciana C.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v47 n4 p208-215 Mar-Apr 2015
The population of English language learners (ELLs) in general education classrooms has been increasing over the last few decades. However, ELLs are still underrepresented in gifted programs, and teachers struggle to provide these students with adequate educational experiences. What do teachers need to know about high-potential ELLs? What research-based strategies can be used with these students regardless of their language background? Teachers need to know the distinction between everyday and academic languages and about English language proficiency levels. This article discusses strategies and tools that linguistically responsive teachers can use in educating high-potential ELLs.
Descriptors: Student Needs, English Language Learners, Disproportionate Representation, Academically Gifted, Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, Language Proficiency, Culturally Relevant Education
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