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Pathways Toward Proficiency: A Case Study Of Bilingual Students'opportunities To Learn Academic Language, Jaclyn Hernandez Jan 2015

Pathways Toward Proficiency: A Case Study Of Bilingual Students'opportunities To Learn Academic Language, Jaclyn Hernandez

School of Education Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine bilingual students' opportunities to learn in schools affected by high-stakes accountability policies. Understanding that access to instruction supporting language development is essential to improving bilingual students' opportunities to learn, I examined the ELD program at a bilingual school as well as the ways high-stakes accountability affected the development of academic language in both English and in Spanish. My study was based on the perspective that not only viewed language development in relation to social and contextual factors, but assumed that these social and contextual factors are, in fact, problematic. To this end ...