Action Research for Esl Students

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Running Head: Issues Regarding English as a Second Action Research Proposal 1

Issues Regarding English as a Second Language Student in the Classroom
Clifford J. Thomas
Grand Canyon University UNV 530
July 18, 2012

Running Head: Issues Regarding English as a Second Action Research Proposal 2

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Abstract……………………………………………………Page
Introduction……………………………………………… Page
Problem Statement and Research Question……………… Page
Methodology………………………………………………Page
Setting and Sample Population……………………………Page
Data Collection and Procedures…………………………...Page
Intervention Plan…………………………………………..Page
Conclusion and
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However, mainstreaming of these students has led to high failure rates among these students. Statistically speaking, of the total amount of educators currently teaching, less than 30 % of educators those are qualified to teach these students. Correspondingly, Less than 17 percent of colleges offering certification have courses that prepare the students for working with ESL/ELL students. Of the total population of teachers on campus, less than 26% of the teachers have received professional development related to instructional practices for these students. Furthermore, out of the 50 states in the United States only 20 of these states require that teacher have training with working with ESL and ELL students as a requirement of for employment. Moreover, these ESL/ELL students had higher dropout rates as among other students in schools. Waggoner's (1999) nationwide study of new immigrant students in the US aged 14 to 19 showed that one in five foreign-born minority-Ll students were a dropout, whereas the dropout rate among monolingual English-speaking natives was one in 12. In New York State, 32% of LEP (limited English proficiency) students dropped out of high school in 2001 after the state began to require passing the academically demanding and rigorous examinations for high school graduation (Crawford, 2004); typically,
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