Teaching LEP students Term Paper by Master Researcher

Teaching LEP students
A discussion on the education of students in English from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
# 41456 | 1,150 words | 1 source | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 23, 2003 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (ESL)

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This paper summarizes an article "Educating Students from Diverse Linguistic and Cultural Backgrounds: Curriculum and Instruction" by McLeod, on curriculum reform in American schools with respect to teaching limited English proficiency (LEP) students. The paper reviews the article and discusses the common elements that have been seen in the schools that have achieved the highest success.

Curriculum and Instruction Details

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"The programs that have proved the most successful have been those that have moved away from a teacher-centered focus and concentrated on a student-centered one instead. That means that curricula are built around programs that allow for students to not learn by rote but by actually using their own built-in learning capacities. Teachers act more like guides than instructors: they prod and push and stimulate. Students are encouraged to question and challenge; they're encouraged to take given information and transform it into useful knowledge; and they're encouraged to connect this new knowledge to real life and real world problems, the ones they face every day.
"As mentioned in the introduction, some common elements have been seen in the schools that have achieved the highest success. These elements are: High expectations for students and the offering of high quality academic programs for everyone: the idea is that, rather than marginalizing LEP students by setting them up in so-called remedial classes, the opposite is done. Students are placed in enriched programs so that all the students receive the same type of challenging education. The students learn English while also learning content. This is done through the use of block scheduling so that more time can be devoted to any one subject matter."

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