Voices of Secondary Emergent Bilinguals about Their Schooling Experience
Qualitative research offers opportunities to give voices to individuals or groups who have traditionally been underrepresented or marginalized. It can also be a means to uncover prevailing misconceptions that result from aggregated, quantitative profiles of groups of people. In this research study, I illustrate how qualitative approaches can be used to increase our understanding of educational, socio-cultural and linguistic realities experienced by lowachieving secondary emergent bilinguals, as known as long-term English language learners (ELLs), a group which has been under-studied by educational researchers in general and special education.
Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017
- Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
- DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0173
- Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
- Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada