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Courtney, Robert H. – Multicultural Education, 2015
In 2005, a group of concerned parents who had arrived in the United States as refugees from war-torn Somalia received approval from their local school district to establish the Iftin Charter School (ICS). The K-8 school continues to engender hope and intellectual strength in its students and parents. ICS finds itself uniquely equipped to meet the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Charter Schools, Second Language Learning
Palmer, Barbara C.; Zhang, Nailing; Taylor, Susan H.; Leclere, Judith T. – Multicultural Education, 2010
This article presents a case study investigating the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve second language and reading proficiency of a seven-year-old Chinese-speaking ELL, Xin Wei, who completed second grade at a diverse metropolitan elementary school in the U.S. While a single case study cannot answer all the questions that arise as…
Descriptors: Grade 2, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning