NCLB and English Language Learners Research Paper by cee-cee

NCLB and English Language Learners
An in-depth discussion on the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and its effect on English language learners (ELLs).
# 109935 | 4,650 words | 13 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 11, 2008 in Law (General) , Education (ESL) , Sociology (Multiculturalism) , Education (Multiculturalism)

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The paper reveals that the number of English language learner (ELL) students in American classrooms continues to increase faster than the system can accommodate them. The paper provides tentative research questions and reviews the relevant literature on ELL students and the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The paper highlights the limitations of the NCLB in helping ELL students in the present school system. The paper then suggests establishing a voucher system for schools so parents could choose the best school to meet their children's learning needs or allocating additional resources to help busy teachers provide the individualized level of attention ELL students need.

Tentative Research Questions
Rationale for the Study
Significance of the Study
Review of the Relevant Literature

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Abedi, J., & Dietel, R. (2004). Challenges in the No Child Left Behind Act for English-language learners. Phi Delta Kappan, 85(10), 782.
  • Arce, J., Luna, D., Borjian, A., & Conrad, M. (2005). No Child Left Behind: Who wins? Who loses? Social Justice, 32(3), 56.
  • Artiles, A. J., Rueda, R., Salazar, J. J., & Higareda, I. (2005). Within-group diversity in minority disproportionate representation: English language learners in urban school districts. Exceptional Children, 71(3), 283.
  • Ascher, C. (2006). NCLB's supplemental educational services: Is this what our students need? Phi Delta Kappan, 88(2), 136.
  • Chamberlain, S. P. (2004). The effects of the No Child Left Behind Act on diverse learners. Intervention in School & Clinic, 40(2), 96.

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