Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Education and Human Development
Over the last few decades, the population of English language learners (ELL) students in the United States of America has increased immensely, which has caused problems in their academic success Many factors contributed to the problem, including unequal educational opportunities. Studies have shown that ELL students do not have access to the same educational opportunities compared to non-ELL students (Linville,2017). There is a large gap in academic achievement between ELL and non-ELL students in the United States (Campbell, Hespe & Martz, 2016). To address such a problem school districts have looked towards implementing bilingual and TESOL programs within their schools (Campbell, Hespe, & Martz,2016). However, these programs have caused a lot of controversy among the people in society.There is a popular belief in the United States of American that mono-lingual classrooms are the only way for ELL students to be successful (Dubetz & J. de Jong, Ester, 2011). In my paper, I will prove how to create and sustain bilingual programs through following research based practices and creating my product that is geared to help teachers and school building leaders.
Nunez, Thalia, "How to Create and Sustain Effective Two-way Bilingual Programs" (2020). Education and Human Development Master's Theses. 1278.