Listening to Teachers of English Language Learners
Author: Gándara, P., Maxwell-Jolly, J., Driscoll, A.
Publisher: The Center for the Future of Teaching & Learning
Publication Date: 2005, July
Publication City: Santa Cruz
Publication State: CA
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Abstract (written by WestEd)
This short synopsis of the findings of a survey of more than 5,000 California teachers examines their experiences, challenges, and professional development needs in teaching the state’s more than 1.6 million students designated as English learners (ELs). The article highlights the top five challenges faced by K-12 classroom teachers and the most frequently cited problems with EL teacher professional development. The article also provides a link to the full report.
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