Weak classroom instruction and low literacy levels of elementary school students are often associated with teachers who lack a basic understanding of the literacy constructs related to the English language. Is there a similar contributing factor related to the low literacy levels of young English language learners (ELLs)? What do elementary school teachers of ELLs perceive and know relative to evidence-based literacy constructs? Study results indicate that teachers' perceptions and knowledge did not correlate.
- curriculum and instruction
- elementary education
- English as a second language education
- reading/emerging literacy
- teacher education/certification
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