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ERIC Number: EJ935605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Urban Principals' Facilitation of English Language Learning in Public Schools
Stufft, Derry L.; Brogadir, Rebecca
Education and Urban Society, v43 n5 p560-575 Sep 2011
As the U.S. population grows more varied, public schools are faced with the challenge of meeting the needs of an increasing population of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Schools in the United States are often the first point of contact for new immigrant students as they work to facilitate their integration and socialization into American society. Aiding these immigrants in learning English has become one of the primary focuses of schools and is a major challenge for principals. The authors discuss programmatic models for ELL students that are currently being used in schools and relate factors that principals need to consider when selecting a model to use to help ELL students. The characteristics of effective ELL models are presented in order to give principals an upper hand in addressing the growing number of students needing English Language Learning support. The authors also point out that for any ELL program to be effective, the school must have a quality professional development program coupled with strong immigrant parent involvement. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States