Publication Date

Fall 11-19-2015


School of Education


TESL--Teacher Certification


ELD, English-Inclusion, English-Learner, ESL, TESL, ELL


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education


The United States of America has experienced unprecedented growth in the percentage of English Learners students enrolling in schools across the country. While federal guidelines and policies have been implemented within the past fifty years to hold school systems accountable for effectively education LEP students, there is no mandated model for educating English Language Learners. The massive number of students speaking foreign languages is a relatively recent issue, and government policy allows schools to operate with considerable flexibility; consequently, a variety of self-contained and English-inclusion strategies have emerged. Reducing costs and a number of other factors have led more school systems to lean towards the hotly debated English-Inclusion strategy. Ethical, SLA, and educational concerns, along with previous research, are important to evaluate the effectiveness of the English Inclusion strategy for both the LEP student and the community.