English-Language Learners : Key Issues
Richard R. Verdugo and Brittney Flores Education and Urban Society 2007 39: 167 DOI: 10.1177/0013124506294852 The online version of this article can be found at: http://eus.sagepub.com/content/39/2/167
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Richard R. Verdugo
National Education Association
Education and Urban Society Volume 39 Number 2 February 2007 167-193 © 2007 Corwin Press, Inc. 10.1177/0013124506294852 http://eus.sagepub.com hosted at http://online.sagepub.com
San Diego State University
Since its inception, America’s system of public education has faced many challenges. One of its more important challenges has been how to teach children from diverse backgrounds and cultures. As a society that prides itself on a democratic ideology, cultural diversity and schooling are not trivial issues. One of the more significant diversity topics has been the presence of Englishlanguage learners (ELL) in American public schools. This article introduces the topic of ELL students and the education and education-related issues surrounding ELL students. For researchers and policy makers deeply steeped in the issues surrounding ELL students, the issues and concerns raised in this article are familiar. However, for the vast majority of other researchers and policy makers, these issues are not familiar and may have important impact... [continues]
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