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Solving the challenges of educating language-minority students to the high standards expected of all children requires a willingness to reform the usual practices at many of today's public schools. This volume, the second in a series of three, presents findings of a study that examined exemplary school-reform efforts involving the education of limited-English-proficient (LEP) students. The study focused on language arts in grades 4 through 6 and mathematics and science in grades 6 through 8. The volume describes eight schools with exemplary approaches to the education of language-minority students. The schools were selected through a nomination process, telephone screening interviews, and two site visits to each of the eight schools. The case-study summaries briefly describe the school and community context; portray a scene from one or more exemplary learning environments; identify the strategies and learning models that work for LEP students; highlight structural innovations; identify supportive factors at the district or state level; and outline key findings. The strategies included accelerated learning environments, cooperative learning, long-term teacher-student cohorts, critical thinking, material presented in a meaningful context, and respect for students' cultural backgrounds. (LMI)

Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Strategies, Limited English Speaking, Middle Schools, Program Effectiveness, School Restructuring, Second Language Learning











Author: Berman, Paul; And Others

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=8857&id=ED397548



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