Dreams Beyond Labels: Case Studies of Four English Language Learners Who Are Beating the Odds

Citation data:

Journal of Educational Research and Innovation, ISSN: 2153-1846, Vol: 1, Issue: 1, Page: 2

Publication Year:
2017
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Repository URL:
https://digscholarship.unco.edu/jeri/vol1/iss1/2; https://digscholarship.unco.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&context=jeri
Author(s):
Israelson, Julie
Publisher(s):
Scholarship & Creative Works @ Digital UNC
Tags:
English Language Learners; At-risk; Achievement; Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education; Education
textual work description
Too often, English Language Learners are failing out or dropping out of school. However, there are ELLs that are enrolled in honors classes and on a college-bound path. This paper looks at four English Language Learners in Colorado who were beating the odds and experiencing high levels of academic achievement in school. Through in-depth case studies, these students identified the factors that were most influential in their educational routes. Parents, teachers, peers, and individual determination were described as significant factors.