ERIC Number: EJ858463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Latino Immigrant Students in Southern Schools: What We Know and Still Need to Learn
Sox, Amanda K.
Theory Into Practice, v48 n4 p312-318 2009
Recent immigration to the southern United States has created challenges for educators. This article synthesizes current works about the education of immigrants and English language learners (ELLs) in the South, and teacher preparation for working with ELLs. Reviewed studies revealed that immigrant and ELL students often are unwelcome and unwanted in the schools, and are discriminated against due to their perceived or actual immigration status both on state and local levels. In addition, teachers in southern schools are unprepared to work with immigrant and ELL youth. The author discusses the implications of this research for educators, administrators, and school district personnel in southern schools, and provides some suggestions for addressing these issues.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Immigration, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking, Teacher Education, Social Bias, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Educational Environment, Safety, Dropouts, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Classroom Techniques, Social Integration, Hispanic American Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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