GSE faculty members Dr. Rhonda Bondie and Dr. Akane Zusho, with New York City Public School instructional coach Dr. Laurie Gaughran, published “Fostering English Learners’ Confidence” in Educational Leadership.
“Walk with us into International Community High School in the South Bronx, New York City. Teenagers from Bangladesh, El Salvador, Iraq, and many other countries fill the halls. Most of these students have low literacy in their native languages, but in four years, they’re expected to learn English and 13 years’ worth of content in subjects they may not have studied before.” Continue reading.
The article describes how group learning routines help recent high school immigrants develop English skills, content understanding, and confidence.