Perceptions and Knowledge of Literacy Constructs by Elementary School Teachers of ELLs

Sheldon M. Barr, Zohreh Eslami, R. Malatesha Joshi, G. Patrick Slattery, Janet Hammer

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-78
Number of pages18
JournalEducational Forum
Volume80
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • curriculum and instruction
  • elementary education
  • English as a second language education
  • reading/emerging literacy
  • teacher education/certification

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  • Education

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Perceptions and Knowledge of Literacy Constructs by Elementary School Teachers of ELLs. / Barr, Sheldon M.; Eslami, Zohreh; Joshi, R. Malatesha; Slattery, G. Patrick; Hammer, Janet.

In: Educational Forum, Vol. 80, No. 1, 02.01.2016, p. 61-78.

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Barr, Sheldon M. ; Eslami, Zohreh ; Joshi, R. Malatesha ; Slattery, G. Patrick ; Hammer, Janet. / Perceptions and Knowledge of Literacy Constructs by Elementary School Teachers of ELLs. In: Educational Forum. 2016 ; Vol. 80, No. 1. pp. 61-78.
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