ERIC Number: EJ783566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct-18
Reference Count: 0
Targeting English Language Learners, Tasks, and Treatments in Instructional Consultation
Lopez, Emilia C.
Journal of Applied School Psychology, v22 n2 p59-79 Oct 2006
English language learners (ELL) are typically instructed in general education programs that do not have bilingual instructional support (Zehler et al., 2003). Teachers instructing those students must focus on strengthening the students' English language skills because language is such a primary component for learning and achieving. Instructional consultation is a service delivery model that provides classroom teachers with the support they need to implement effective instructional practices to increase ELL students' language proficiency skills in English. However, the implications are that instructional consultants and consultees working with this population must approach the consultation process while addressing second language acquisition issues. Instructional consultation focuses on exploring the interaction between the learner, the task and the treatment. This article explores those three components when providing instructional consultation to target ELLs' language instructional needs in non-bilingual settings.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Skills, Teachers, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Language Acquisition, Teaching Methods, Bilingualism, Models, Educational Strategies, Teacher Education, Counselor Teacher Cooperation, Guidance, Consultation Programs
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