Helping second language learners succeed in school is of great concern to policymakers and administrators. This report describes several program models in a clear and concise format. Four program alternatives specifically for English language learners are described. These are newcomer programs, transitional bilingual education, developmental bilingual education, and two-way immersion. Second and foreign language immersion programs are also described. The report also discusses sheltered instruction, an approach that can be used with all students learning through a second language. This guide will help decision makers in schools and school districts identify the instructional approaches and programs that would best serve students learning English, meet students’ educational goals and needs, and match local resources and conditions to program model. 1999. (EPR 1). (43 pp).
Fred Genesee (Editor)
Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence