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ERIC Number: EJ912508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1949-3533
Family Projects: Empowering Students, Parents, and Teachers
Cowdery, Joy; Levi, Kelly; Wells, Danielle; Blauvelt, Susan
TESOL Journal, v1 n4 p500-508 Dec 2010
Educators are concerned with providing support in the classroom for all students. This is particularly true with students who are learning English as a second or additional language. In the past 10 years, even teachers in remote and rural areas of the United States have felt the impact of immigration and sought professional development for working with students for whom English is not their first language. Prekindergarten-12 teachers want immediate and applicable techniques for reaching these children and giving them the necessary English skills to gain content knowledge. Sometimes, however, academic concerns cause educators to lose sight of the whole child in the rush to get students "up to speed" in English language skills. This article reports on three projects created by graduate students in an endorsement program for teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) who attempted to connect schools and children in ways that enhanced not only academic achievement but the relationship between families and schools.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. 1925 Ballenger Avenue Suite 550, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 888-547-3369; Tel: 703-836-0774; Fax: 703-836-7864; Fax: 703-836-6447; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio