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Academic achievers : whose definition? : an ethnographic study examining the literacy (under) development of English language learners in the era of high-stakes tests / Pierre W. Orelus.

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Author/Creator:
Orelus, Pierre W.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2010
Imprint:
Rotterdam ; Boston : Sense Publishers, c2010.
Format:
  • Book
  • xiii, 211 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-206) and index.
Contents:
  • Introduction : an endless journey
  • Beyond empty rhetoric : examining the determining factors leading to ELLs' academic (under) achievement
  • Unveiling the flaw in the deficit theory : school, family, and student academic achievement
  • Situating the context of study : the school, state and federal policies, poverty, and student learning
  • The study itself : data method collection and analysis
  • Urban teachers' teaching practices and ELLs' academic development in th era of high-stakes testing
  • Achievers among (under) achievers
  • Academic achievement : whose definition? Mapping the literacy growth of Maria, José and Juan in the era of standardized tests
  • Conclusion : beyond institutional representation of student academic achievement.
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ISBN:
9789460912368
9460912362
9789460912351
9460912354
9789460912375
9460912370

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