Children in Immigrant Families - The U.S. and 50 States: National Origins, Language, and Early EducationSubmitted by Staff on Mon, 2007-05-07 09:03. English Language Learning | Multicultural Issues | Technical Paper
Twenty percent of children in the U.S. now live with at least one foreign born parent. Children in immigrant families are deeply rooted in the U.S. (four in five are American citizens). Nearly one-half speak English fluently in addition to another language at home. At the same time, many young children in immigrant families would benefit from quality early education programs to further their integration into American society. Children in immigrant families are less likely than children in native-born families to be enrolled in early education programs which can foster their language integration and school readiness.
Academic Literacy Instruction for Adolescents: A Guidance Document from the Center on Instruction was prepared to assist literacy specialists in the national Regional Comprehensive Center network as they work with states to improve educational policy and practice in the area of adolescent literacy.
This research brief, published by the National High School Center, outlines existing barriers regarding teacher expectations, tracking, and placement of English language learners. Author Nanette Koelsch finds that states and districts need to change their approach for working with English learners from one of remediation to academic acceleration and enrichment.
Colorín Colorado is a free, web-based, service that provides information, activities, and advice for educators, and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs).