Comparing teacher perception of English language learners at the high school level: a case study of E.P.I.S.D.

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dc.contributor.advisor Thomas, Michael P.
dc.contributor.advisor Northcutt, Norvell
dc.creator Mancha, Guillermo, 1972-
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-28T23:59:58Z
dc.date.available 2008-08-28T23:59:58Z
dc.date.created 2007-12
dc.date.issued 2008-08-28T23:59:58Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/3630
dc.description.abstract The academic achievement gap between English language learners (ELLs) and other student groups, especially at the secondary level, is a problem that only will increase as Hispanic demographics increase at state and national levels. It is imperative to examine the factors that affect or influence the academic achievement of ELLs and identify issues within the educational culture, systems, and constituents that have a negative effect on the academic performance of ELL students. This case study research examined the practices and organizational frameworks through the perspectives, or mind maps, of teachers who work with ELLs at E.P.I.S.D. in Texas. The study was guided by three research questions: (a) What is the mind map of high school teachers in producing a high-performing ELL, (b) what is the mind map of high school teachers in producing a low-performing ELL, and (c) how do these two mind maps compare with one another? Using an Interactive Qualitative Analysis (IQA) methodology, this study actively engaged constituents in reflective, meaningful discourse surrounding a phenomenon of interest, resulting in rich, comprehensive data that can be utilized for decision making in strategic planning and implementation of change. The IQA process and analysis served as a needs assessment technique on how to better serve ELLs.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights Copyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.
dc.subject.lcsh English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers
dc.subject.lcsh High school students--Texas
dc.subject.lcsh Academic achievement
dc.title Comparing teacher perception of English language learners at the high school level: a case study of E.P.I.S.D.
dc.description.department Educational Administration
dc.identifier.oclc 206494443
dc.identifier.recnum b69710703
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department Educational Administration
thesis.degree.discipline Educational Administration
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Education

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