Providing the Best Possible Learning Environment for K-8 English Learners in Social Studies Content

Ji Young Kim, Matthew John Wynne
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Abstract


The purpose of this study is to provide the best possible learning environment for K-8 English Learners (ELs) in social studies content suggested by ESL teachers and school administrators in North Carolina. ESL teachers and school administrators share their perceptions of best practices and strategies that have been effective in addressing the needs of ELs in the K-8 social studies classroom. Authors propose multifaceted approaches to meeting the needs of ELs in the social studies classrooms: First, effective professional development activities train social studies content teachers to acquire research-based effective instructional models for ELs. Second, literacy strategies provide social studies teachers the necessary information to make pedagogical modifications. Third, collaboration among content teachers, ESL teachers, and school administrators creates open communication to take initiative in sharing effective strategies that can be easily implemented and challenges that can be addressed.

 


Keywords


K-8 social studies, English Learners (ELs), Content learning

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Kim, J. Y. & Wynne, M. J. (2021). Providing the best possible learning environment for K-8 English learners in social studies content. International Journal on Social and Education Sciences (IJonSES), 3(3), 429-438. https://doi.org/10.46328/ijonses.165




DOI: https://doi.org/10.46328/ijonses.165

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