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ERIC Number: EJ917592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Meeting the Cultural and Social Needs of English-Language Learners: A Middle School ESL Teacher's Practice
Yoon, Bogum
Teacher Education and Practice, v23 n1 p31-43 Win 2010
The purpose of this study was to explore the teaching practices of an ESL (English as a second language) teacher with regard to middle school English-language learners' participation in classroom activities. Findings suggest that the teacher's approach based on the students' sociocultural needs--more so than their linguistic needs--promoted their participation in literacy learning. The students who appeared to be quiet or silent in their regular classrooms participated more actively in the ESL classroom, where the teacher implemented cultural inclusivity in her approach. The study aims to help teachers become aware of their roles and teaching practices to support middle-grade English-language learners' active participation in the classroom. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A