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ERIC Number: EJ948934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Transiency in Urban Schools: Challenges and Opportunities in Educating ELLs with a Migrant Background
Nevarez-La Torre, Aida A.
Education and Urban Society, v44 n1 p3-34 Jan 2012
Many urban classrooms are facing an influx of students who are transient, part of migrant families who decide to reside in cities and large urban centers looking for financial stability and better educational opportunities for their children. This represents a different challenge for English as a second language, bilingual, and mainstream teachers who might not be equipped to work with English language learners (ELLs) who have a transient background and speak a language for which few instructional resources exist. Reviewing the scholarly literature, the author investigates salient issues of providing quality education for the sons and daughters of migrant workers, who before residing in urban areas experienced a nomad lifestyle while working migrant jobs. The author also poses some of the promising practices that have been suggested by academicians and practitioners to address the many challenges of educating highly mobile ELLs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001