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ERIC Number: EJ887066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1547-1888
Preparing Highly Qualified Teachers for English Language Learners with Disabilities and at Risk of Disabilities
Kushner, Millicent I.
Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, v11 n1 p42-57 Fall 2008
The No Child Left Behind Act's emphasis on universal standards of academic performance, defined as proficiency in grade-level core curriculum and state academic assessments, challenges general education program personnel to higher standards of professional practice. Because schools must report student achievement by subgroups, including students with disabilities and English language learners (ELLs), reform efforts have increasingly focused on closing the achievement gap between these subgroups and mainstream peers. However, little information is available about the qualifications of teachers who serve ELLs who also have disabilities. This article delineates critical teacher competencies to address the needs of these students and of ELLs who are at risk for special education placement.
Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001