[lg policy] New CGCS report--Succeeding with English Language Learners: Lessons Learned

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 30 16:16:41 UTC 2010

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UC Santa Barbara
*Succeeding with English Language Learners: Lessons Learned from the Great
City Schools*

Over the years, researchers and commentators of all sorts have devoted
considerable attention to strategies and approaches for educating English
Language Learners (ELLs), but little research has actually been done on how
school districts have succeeded or failed
with these students. Much of the work to date has been oriented around the
investigation of various models of how ELLs might be immersed in English or
transitioned to it. Unfortunately, these efforts have been subjected to
considerable philosophical and political contretemps that ultimately shed
little light on what worked and didn’t work with this growing population of

This study takes a different direction by asking a series of new questions:
Are some school districts making progress in teaching ELLs? If so, what are
these districts doing that others are not?
More>> <http://www.cgcs.org/research/research_pub.aspx>

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