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ERIC Number: EJ870358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1542-7587
(Un)covering the Ideal: Investigating Exemplary Language Arts Teachers' Beliefs and Instruction of English Language Learners
Pass, Charlotte; Mantero, Miguel
Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, v6 n4 p269-291 2009
This study examined the self-reported strategies of exemplary language arts teachers during their day-to-day interactions with second language learners. Descriptive, case study methodology was used to reveal those strategies employed by exemplary secondary language arts teachers working in mainstream classrooms with limited English proficient students (LEPs). Essentially, we were interested in discovering if the strategies or approaches which exemplary language arts teachers believe are demonstrated as they interact with English language learners (ELLs) during classroom instruction. It is important to note that the teachers in this study had no LEP/ELL training or coursework during their teacher education programs but were deemed "exemplary" language arts teachers in their schools. The results of this study are significant for numerous stakeholders, including teacher education programs, local education agencies, state leaders, and surrounding communities and families of ELLs. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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