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ERIC Number: EJ1216331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1949-3533
Equal Educational Opportunity for English Learners: ESL Teachers' Conceptualizations on the Importance of Academic Language
Lachance, Joan R.; Honigsfeld, Andrea; Harrell, Glenda
TESOL Journal, v10 n2 e00415 Jun 2019
This qualitative interpretive study showcases views and perceptions of K-12 teachers of English as a second language (ESL) in a North Carolina school district regarding the importance of academic language to ensure equal education opportunities for English learners. Framed by sociocultural theory, the study's findings report current, practicing teachers' perceptions regarding why access to academic language development is essential, in the context of both specialized ESL program services and content area classrooms. Study results also reveal demonstrations of facilitating academic language development in the context of K-12 public school classrooms to foster equal educational opportunities at school and within the community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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