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ERIC Number: EJ1200892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
Teachers' Beliefs about Rigor of Curriculum for English Language Learners
Murphy, Audrey Figueroa; Torff, Bruce
Educational Forum, v83 n1 p90-101 2019
Survey research tested the hypothesis that teachers support less rigorous curriculum for English language learners (ELLs) than for general-education (GE) students. Participating teachers worked in urban schools with large populations of ELLs. Teachers rated descriptions of instructional activities that differed in demand for critical thinking (CT), a proxy for rigor of curriculum. Teachers favored less rigorous curriculum for ELL students, especially concerning high-CT activities. Such beliefs likely contribute to achievement gaps between ELLs and GE students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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