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

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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