Engaging families in language development

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Title

Engaging families in language development

Description

MS Ed: Teaching Literacy

Abstract

This exploratory study examines how early career educators can develop their abilities to plan and implement instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs). Seven female Wagner College graduate students were observed working in an English language and literacy development program, and later interviewed about how they were prepared to work in the program, and their experiences in the program. Findings highlight the need for a basic knowledge base of students' native language in order to effectively plan and implement English language instruction. Furthermore, findings suggest that interactive activities, teachers' cultural competence, and the opportunities for reflection all positively impact ELLs instruction. Program and educational improvements are discussed.

Creator

McGrath, Deirdre

Date Accepted

2014

Contributor

DeMoss, Karen
Gonzalez, Katia
Frumkin, Rhoda

Rights

U.S. and international copyright laws may protect this work. It is provided by Wagner College for scholarly or research purposes only. Commercial use or distribution is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder.

Is Part Of

Wagner College Electronic Thesis Collection

Format

application/pdf

Extent

48 pages

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

Ed_2014_McGrath_Engaging

Citation

McGrath, Deirdre, “Engaging families in language development,” Wagner College Digital Collections, accessed September 25, 2021, https://wagnercollections.omeka.net/items/show/15581.