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The High Schools English Learners Need (June 2006)
A policy paper for the University of California Linguistic Minority Research Institute (UC LMRI)
Despite the best efforts of thousands of dedicated people, California’s secondary schools are
failing to adequately educate the majority of the state’s English learners (ELs). This paper presents a vision for high schools that will promote greater success for these students.
The paper presents five myths that stand in the way of the educational changes needed for secondary English learners to thrive in high schools, and provides suggestions of what we all can do to counter these myths.
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UC LMRI Newsletter, V.15, No. 3
Successful Bilingual Schools: Six Effective Programs in California (October 2006)
A project of the San Diego County Office of Education
The purpose of this study was to identify schools with successful bilingual education programs, and to document their success. It is not a comparative study, and was not intended to support or refute competing claims about the relative effectiveness of bilingual education compared to other approaches. Instead, the goal was to illustr ate that bilingual schools are capable of providing opportunities for students to achieve and sustain high levels of academic excellence even when faced with challenges such as poverty and a lack of students’ English proficiency upon entering school.
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