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Troubling The Waters: Alterity In The Experienced Curriculum Of English Language Learners And Special Education Students, Susan Adams Sep 2009

Troubling The Waters: Alterity In The Experienced Curriculum Of English Language Learners And Special Education Students, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the 30th Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Dayton, OH, October 2009.


Critical Literacy With English Language Learners, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks Jul 2009

Critical Literacy With English Language Learners, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks

Susan Adams

Workshop presented at the Reggio Collaborative Conference, Indianapolis, IN, August 2009.


Confounded And Compounded By Language: English Language Learners And High Stakes Testing, Elizabeth Park Mar 2009

Confounded And Compounded By Language: English Language Learners And High Stakes Testing, Elizabeth Park

Occasional Paper Series

As her students prepare to take their tests to exhibit English proficiency, the atmosphere, writes Park, "becomes military at best, prison-like at worst. Regulations are distributed. Teachers are warned that state examiners may appear unannounced to look for infractions of the myriad rules..." Scare tactics are used to try to assure that the testing activity remains uncontaminated by human desire, fear, or simple boredom.


English Language Learners In The State Of Maine: Early Education Policy That Can Make A Difference, Erin E. Oldham, Julie A. Atkins, Helen D. Ward Jan 2009

English Language Learners In The State Of Maine: Early Education Policy That Can Make A Difference, Erin E. Oldham, Julie A. Atkins, Helen D. Ward

Maine Policy Review

The authors discuss the increasing number of Maine children who are English language learners (ELL) or who are limited-English proficient (LEP), noting that insufficient attention has been paid to the preschool education of this group. The authors describe lessons learned from an Early Reading First Program in Portland, which enhanced the school-readiness of preschool ELL children.


Building On The Cultural And Linguistic Capital Of English Learner (El) Students, Kathryn Brooks, Katya Karathanos Jan 2009

Building On The Cultural And Linguistic Capital Of English Learner (El) Students, Kathryn Brooks, Katya Karathanos

Scholarship and Professional Work – Education

...While our nation has a long history of competing ideologies and political controversies related to English immersion (in which the primary language of instruction is English) programs versus bilingual education, scholars contend that these two educational approaches need not be conceptualized as dichotomous. Rather, when educators consider what approaches and strategies will provide the best opportunities for particular students to learn in particular contexts, they must bear in mind that for EL students, their native languages and cultures are key resources to draw upon for teaching both content and language (Lucas & Katz, 1994). They must also think about how the ...