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Ballantyne, Keira Gebbie; Sanderman, Alicia R.; McLaughlin, Nicole – National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs, 2008
A major challenge facing the prekindergarten-12 education system in the United States is the fact that as the population changes, the particular needs of children change with it. One of the largest demographic shifts over the last ten years is the sharp increase in the number of students in public schools who speak English as their second language…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Learning Readiness, Preschool Education, Minority Group Children
Ballantyne, Keira Gebbie; Sanderman, Alicia R.; Levy, Jack – National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs, 2008
In the Fall of 2007, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA) established the following strategic priority: Develop policy and program recommendations to improve the professional development of English language learner…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Limited English Speaking