Education for language minority students: recent events

Hempenstall, K 2004, 'Education for language minority students: recent events', Direct Instruction News, vol. 3, pp. 10-23.

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Education for language minority students: recent events
Author(s) Hempenstall, K
Year 2004
Journal name Direct Instruction News
Volume number 3
Start page 10
End page 23
Total pages 14
Publisher Association for Direct Instruction
Abstract [article extract] How is an education system that teaches its curriculum in the English language able to manage with students who have little or no experience with the language of instruction? If numbers are low, or if there is little assessment of later educational outcomes, then the issue may not arouse a great deal of attention. However, the number of immigrants without English is very high and increasing in many developed countries. For example, the number of students who have limited English proficiency (LEP) has doubled in the last 10 years, whilst the general school population has grown by only 12% (Kindler, 2002). Within 50 years in the United States, the proportion of children beginning school whose language is not English could be as high as 40% (Lindhlom-Leary, 2000).
Subject Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Learning Sciences
Keyword(s) English as a second language
ISSN 1540-0026
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