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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.

Author/Creator:
Orelus, Pierre W.
Publication:
Rotterdam ; Boston : Sense, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 211 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
English language -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- United States -- Foreign speakers.
Academic achievement -- United States -- Testing.
United States. No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-206) and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the James Hosmer Penniman Book Fund.
Contributor:
James Hosmer Penniman Book Fund.
ISBN:
9460912354
9460912362 (hbk.)
9789460912368 (hbk.)
9789460912351 (pbk.)
OCLC:
645654013
Publisher Number:
99945723738
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