Publication details [#53859]

Pease-Alvarez, Lucinda and Katharine Davies Samway. 2010. Working within the system: teachers of English learners negotiating a literacy instruction mandate. Language Policy 9 (4) : 313–334.
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This study shows that the American top-down, one-size-fits-all literacy instruction mandate was not grounded in a comprehension of English language learners' language and literacy instructional needs, as demonstrated in the case of four Northern California elementary schools, serving mainly English language students from Latino backgrounds.