School's Support For English Language Learners

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School’s Support for English Language Learners
As Dr. Tom Stritikus described, an effective school in teaching ELL students is one that shows school-wide commitment, connection to the community, high quality learning environments, and connections with student lives (Laureate Education, n.d.). To make this need even more profound, he went on to state that by the year 2026, 1 in 3 students will speak a language other than English as their primary language as there are more foreign born individuals now than ever before and the numbers are expected to rise drastically in the years to come (Laureate Education, n.d.). Therefore, something must be done to support bilingual education. Until just recently most reviews surrounding bilingual education have been “narrative”, favoring all-English programs. It is also important to note that the latest reviews used a further refined methodology which is considered more precise and accurate than previous approaches. This more objective method is known as meta-analysis. Reviews surrounding this type of method conclude that bilingual education is more effective than all-English programs in helping children acquire English and progressing academically (Krashen, S., & McField, G., 2005).
Based upon what I have learned throughout this course with respect to supporting ELL’s, it has become even clearer to me how my school district lacks in its experiences and resources regarding bilingual education. One of the reasons I believe this is so, is
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