Urban English Language Learners (ELL) Research Paper by hicaliber

Urban English Language Learners (ELL)
This paper is a complete research project to test the effectiveness of community/ collaborative-based learning approaches on urban English language learners (ELL).
# 93827 | 3,755 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Apr 11, 2007 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Jr High/High School)

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This paper supports the hypothesis, based on preliminary literature research, that English language acquisition among urban students would be better facilitated through a community/collaborative based learning methodology, which is more likely to incorporate participative instruction, encourage collaboration in the classroom and include the use of technology, as opposed to traditional, linear methods. The paper points out that the subjects for this study were students from a South Bronx community school district, which is charachterized by lower incomes and is predominately Hispanic but also includes individuals with diverse ethnic heritages such as American Indian, Asian, African American and Caucasian. The paper relates that the design of this research study was (1) a random assignment of subjects, (2) within a two group pretest-posttest design and (3) with an untreated control group.

Table of Contents:
Statement of the Problem
Literature Review
Assignment Summary
Appendix 1: Directions for Administering the SOLOM
Appendix 2: Post Study Survey and Directions for Administering
Appendix 3: Table of Results

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Ernst-Slavit, Gisela, Maloney, Carol, & Moore, Monica. "Changing Lives: Teaching English and Literature to ESL Students to Enhance Learning for ESL Students." Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 46.2 (2002): 116.
  • Ferris, Dana R. & Hedgcock, John S. Teaching ESL Composition: Purpose, Process & Practice. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, (2004).
  • Garcia, S. B., & Dominguez, L. "Cultural contexts that influence learning and academic performance". In Silver, L. B. (Ed.), Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic of North America: Academic Difficulties. Philadelphia: Saunders Co, (1997): 621-55.

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