Title

The Back Burner: A Teacher's Dilemmas when Working with English Learners in a School with Few English Learners

Published In

Journal of Education-Us

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

1-1-2021

Abstract

Demographic and policy shifts in U.S. schools have contributed to English learners enrolling in schools with historically few English learners. This phenomenological study used interview data to identify dilemmas that one elementary teacher navigated while working with the sole English learner in her classroom. This context has the potential to inform the design of professional development for teachers working with English learners. Using a dilemmatic spaces framework, three dilemmas were identified related to whether to privilege professional experience or professional development, collaboration with the English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, and how to navigate conflicting administrative expectations.

Rights

Copyright (2020) Sage

DOI

10.1177/0022057420903258

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/35633

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