The High Schools English Learners Need Norm Gold Oxnard Union HSD Oxnard, California June 7, 2006. GOAL:. Encourage redesign of high schools to ensure success for all English Learners 2. Perspectives. We know a great deal about how to improve HS for ELs.
Encourage redesign of high schools to ensure success for all English Learners
Only 27 % of ELs graduate four years after enrolling in 9th grade.
CAUTION: ethnicity is distinct from language status
There will be seven million openings (new jobs plus replacements) between 2000 and 2010. 68.5% require no college, 23 % require BA+, and 8.5% an AA or some college.
1. ELs bring nothing except need.
2. ELD is all they need.
3. Current calendar and clock are sacred.
4. HS must take place in a building called “High School”.
5. Only one goal of secondary education and a single best path to its completion.
Vianeli and Efraín, and tens of thousands of English Learners will follow pathways to probable failure.
English Learners will have many pathways to probable success.
Julie Maxwell-Jolly and Patricia Gándara
Sheila Budman, Lauri Burnham-Massey, Rebecca Callahan, Jesús Contreras, Ted Hamann, Karen Kendall, Toni Marsnik, Laurie Olsen, Peter Schilla, and Fred Tempes.
Teachers and administrators in:
Desert Sands USD, Hayward USD, Newport-Mesa USD, Parlier USD, Sacramento City USD, Santa Ana USD, Ventura USD, West Contra Costa USD.
University of California, Linguistic Minority Research Institutehttp://lmri.ucsb.edu/
Download complete paper: http://www.lmri.ucsb.edu/publications/06_gold.pdf
Norm Gold • [email protected] • (916) 731-4734