Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

5-1-2017

Subjects

English language -- Study and teaching -- United States -- Foreign speakers

Abstract

Increasingly, mainstream classroom teachers are working with (ELs), however, little is known about what dilemmas these teachers face in their practice with ELs. Using a dilemmatic spaces framework, this case study explored the dilemmas a fourth grade teacher negotiated while working with ELs in her low-incidence school. Drawing upon multiple data sources, (i.e., observations, interviews, and artifact analysis), and using iterative and thematic analysis techniques, three dilemmas were identified. These included: (1) a lack of professional experience with ELs, (2) lack of support from the ESL teacher, and (3) conflicting administrative expectations. These findings pose important considerations for the teaching community regarding how to support mainstream teachers when teaching of ELs.

Description

Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX, May 1, 2017.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19640

Available for download on Monday, May 01, 2017

Share

COinS