Effects of a rapidly rising immigrant population on an elementary school: A case study
The purpose of this study was to examine conditions of school climate, academics, physical plant space, classroom procedures, teaching styles, and teacher concerns at a local elementary school with a growing immigrant population. This qualitative study was done through classroom observations and teacher interviews at a Nashville, Tennessee, elementary school. Findings showed a positive, open school climate in spite of overcrowded plant space. Contrary to teacher perceptions, positive academic outcomes were evidenced by reported achievement test scores. Of a variety of teaching styles and procedures reported, the most successful included hands-on activities, peer tutoring, and one-on-one instruction. Findings in the literature review supported the use of these procedures. Recommendations were made for a longitudinal study on the success rate of these second language students in subsequent schools and in job placements.
Bilingual education|Multicultural education|Elementary education
Mary Kathleen Kester,
"Effects of a rapidly rising immigrant population on an elementary school: A case study"
ETD Collection for Tennessee State University.