Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English

Publication date: 
March, 2017
Source(s): 
National Academies Press

Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English

Educating dual language learners (DLLs) and English learners (ELs) effectively is a national challenge with consequences both for individuals and for American society.

Despite their linguistic, cognitive, and social potential, many ELs—who account for more than 9 percent of enrollment in grades K-12 in U.S. schools—are struggling to meet the requirements for academic success, and their prospects for success in postsecondary education and in the workforce are jeopardized as a result...

 

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