Document Number: 5934English Learners in California Schools: Unequal resources, unequal outcomes - This paper identifies seven areas where English language learner students receive an education that is demonstrably inferior to that of English speakers. The areas include inequitable access to appropriately trained teachers, inadequate professional development opportunities to help teachers address the instructional needs of English learners, inadequate instructional time to accomplish learning goals, inequitable access to instructional materials and curriculum and intense segregation into schools and classrooms that place students at particularly high risk for educational failure. The authors list their recommendations to address the issue starting on page 36. (Patricia Gandara, Russell Rumberger, Julie Maxwell-Jolly and Rebecca Callahan, Education Policy Analysis Archives, October 2003)...
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