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Reforming mathematics instruction for ESL literacy students

Series or Serial: Digest

Publisher: Center for Applied Linguistics

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: 1997

Distributor: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics

Source Address: 1118 22nd Street NW

Source City/State/Zip: Washington DC 20037

Phone: 202-429-9292

Material Type: Information Analysis

Intended Audience: General

Physical Media: Print

Subjects: English (Second Language); Literacy; Numeracy

This digest describes the modifications in the mathematics curricula necessary to meet the needs of English as a second language (ESL) students who have had limited or interrupted schooling in their first language. The author proposes the integration of math and language teaching from the beginning of the formal education of literacy students.

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