English Language Learners Methodology Comparison

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English Language Learners Methodology Comparison
With the rise of immigration in the United States, Americas’ classrooms contain students from different cultures and backgrounds. The academic development of students’ learning relies on teachers’ instructional practices. In order to successfully educate diverse learners, especially English Language Learners (ELLs), teachers use research to gain knowledge on teaching practices. The findings gained from research provide an insight over a topic of interest through statistical data and/or narrative investigations (Choy, 2014).
Researchers use qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods to conduct a study. Each methodology contains advantages and disadvantages; therefore, researchers need to decide on an appropriate methodology for the study (McLeod, 2008). The article “Effects of the Helping Early Literacy with Practice Strategies (HELPS) reading fluency program with Latino English Language Learners: A preliminary Evaluation” (Begeny, Ross, Greene, Mitchell, & Whitehouse, 2012) and the article “Mainstream first-grade teachers’ understanding of strategies for accommodating the needs of English language learners” (Hite & Evans, 2006) both focus on ELLs instructional strategies but utilize different research methods.
Types of Methodologies
Qualitative . Key elements of qualitative research include research question, small sample size, data collection, and detailed descriptions (McLeod, 2008). “Mainstream…
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