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English Learners in Arizona Public Schools: Challenges and Opportunities for Achieving Quality Language Development

Abstract Arizona's English Language Development Model (ELD Model) is intended to increase and accelerate the learning of English by English Language Learners (ELLs), so that the students can then be ready, when they know the English language, to learn the other academic subjects together with their English speaking peers. This model is part of a response to comply with the Flores Consent Order to improve services for ELLs in Arizona public schools. Whether or not it actually has improved instruction for ELLs has been the subject of much debate and, in 2012, after four years of the requirement to use Arizona's ELD Model, the ELL students who were identified as reclassified for the six districts in the study did not pass the Arizona's Inst... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Roa, Myriam Mercedes (Author) / Fischman, Gustavo E (Advisor) / Lawton, Stephen B (Committee member) / Diaz, René X (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Education / Bilingual education / Education policy / AIMS / Arizona ELD Model / ELL / English Language Learners / Flores Consent Order / Structured English Immersion
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 111 pages
Language English
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Note Ed.D. Educational Administration and Supervision 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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