Title

Understanding the Needs of Elective Teachers Working with Multilingual Learners

Date of Award

2023

Degree Name

Ed.D. in Leadership for Organizations

Department

Department of Educational Administration

Advisor/Chair

Elizabeth Essex

Abstract

This mixed-methods study was conducted at a single urban high school using the Funds of Knowledge Framework. The goal was to understand the feelings of teachers of elective courses regarding instructing multilingual learners in their classroom. The six departments included in this study were art, physical education, music, technology, business, and language and literacy. Themes that emerged from the survey and interview data informed the creation of a professional development series designed to train teachers of the elective courses to better support multilingual students at various English proficiency levels.

Keywords

multilingual learners, ESL, PD, professional development, elective teachers, MLLs

Rights Statement

Copyright © 2023, Author

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