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ERIC Number: EJ919217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1547-688X
Teachers as Agents of Reception: An Analysis of Teacher Preference for Immigrant-Origin Second Language Learners
Dabach, Dafney Blanca
New Educator, v7 n1 p66-86 2011
Scholarship on immigrant integration often examines immigrant characteristics and the host society's contexts of reception. This article explores how teachers fit within this framework by presenting findings on teachers' preferences to teach immigrant-origin youth who are classified as "English learners" (ELs) within separate content courses known as "sheltered instruction" (SI). Drawing from an interview sample of 20 mathematics, science, and social studies teachers in urban California high schools as well as survey data (N = 39) that also include English teachers, this article presents evidence that teachers' preferences vary and that preferences are linked to academic subject contexts as well as the underlying structure of the teaching profession. (Contains 2 figures and 9 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A