Enhancing sheltered social studies instruction for ELLs in secondary school

dc.contributor.advisorCallahan, Rebecca M.en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHorwitz, Elaineen
dc.creatorSmith, Regina Maxineen
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-14T16:44:19Zen
dc.date.available2012-08-14T16:44:19Zen
dc.date.issued2012-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2012en
dc.date.updated2012-08-14T16:44:25Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis report explores the concept of sheltered instruction in response to the shifting demographics of English language learners (ELLs) in educational institutions across the United States. Following a discussion of the goals of and threats to sheltered instruction, I recommend the integration of social studies pedagogy and English language development in the sheltered classroom. The blending of social studies instructional practices and language acquisition pedagogy promotes a safe, culturally-sensitive environment in which ELLs can develop linguistic, socio-cultural, and academic skills in secondary school. I also acknowledge that teachers’ attitude toward ELLs can potentially influence their academic achievement. Therefore, I recommend that all teachers participate in three areas of professional development: socio-cultural sensitivity, pedagogical practices, and policy awareness. Enhancing sheltered social studies instruction and participating in professional development have the potential to provide ELLs with quality grade-level education and the means to become successful secondary students.en
dc.description.departmentForeign Language Educationen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5492en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5492en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectSheltered instructionen
dc.subjectSocial studiesen
dc.subjectStrategiesen
dc.subjectProfessional developmenten
dc.titleEnhancing sheltered social studies instruction for ELLs in secondary schoolen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentForeign Language Educationen
thesis.degree.disciplineForeign Language Educationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen

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