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ERIC Number: EJ774718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
Developing Skills for English Learners through Social Sciences
Amaral, Olga Maia; Garrison, Leslie
Multicultural Education, v14 n4 p28-30 Sum 2007
This study examined the effects of a professional development program for teachers of social sciences for English learners. Results from pre- and post-measures of social sciences content indicated greater improvement in student achievement in these areas when scores from students from teachers who had gone through the training were compared with those that did not. There was also a correlation found between the level of use among the teachers with training and the level of achievement of their students. Perhaps most intriguing in the findings is the level of implementation of certain identified strategies from professional development seminars that were observed. The increase in achievement scores might suggest that teachers were effective in applying the strategies learned. Yet, the level of implementation of those strategies was minimal at best, reaching only a level 3 out of a possible six. Additional research needs to be conducted to explore the relative ratio of student achievement to the level of implementation of strategies employed by target teachers. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California