Portrait of Language Minority Students: Living as Outsiders

Portrait of Language Minority Students: Living as Outsiders

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Six major problems that the LEP students experienced in and out of the school every day due to their limited English proficiency were identified through this research, which could be briefly explained as (1) loss of information, (2) names not easy to remember, (3) implicit directions hard to understand, (4) wrong labeling, (5) lower grade or classes and (6) being exposed to teasing from English speaking classmates. ESOL program and ESOL teacher at the school kept low status in the school society. As for attitudes of classroom teachers, they could be categorized into three, (1) accusing, (2) naive, and (3) empowering teachers. Findings of this study will provide ESL policy makers and public school teachers' deeper understanding of the LEP students and a chance to reconsider educational approaches toward them.The following three Venn diagrams represent three different educational settings that LEP students are to be placed. Common factors influencing on everyday life of LEP students A: ESOL classes and teachers B: Mainstream classes, teachers, anbsp;...

Title:Portrait of Language Minority Students: Living as Outsiders
Author:Eunmee Lee
Publisher:ProQuest - 2007


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