Teachers' Perceptions of ELL Education: Potential Solutions to Overcome the Greatest Challenges

Batt, Ellen G.
March 2008
Multicultural Education;Spring2008, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p39
Academic Journal
The article discusses the results of a study on the attitudes of teachers in Idaho public schools with regard to English language learners (ELLs) and professional development programs aimed at training teachers in English as a second language (ESL) strategies. The study outlined several of the most pressing challenges facing ELL education in the state including a lack of appropriate teacher qualifications, understaffing, and excessive workloads among ELL specialists. Various solutions to these problems are proposed.


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