[EDLING:83] Canada: More than half of ESL students without specialist teachers
Francis M. Hult
fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Fri May 4 03:15:19 UTC 2007
Globe and Mail
More than half of ESL students without specialist teachers
More than half of Ontario elementary schools with pupils requiring English-as-a-
second-language instruction do not have a specialist ESL teacher, according to
new information that highlights a pressing issue in urban classrooms.
People for Education, a parent group that released the figures yesterday, also
said that 27 per cent of secondary schools with ESL students lack ESL teachers.
"There's a real issue of unfairness in this," said Annie Kidder, executive
director of People for Education.
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