A synthesis of research on academic achievement in a second language.
A synthesis of research on academic achievement in a ..
Following the completion of the first phase of research in 2001, CREDE researchers extended the knowledge base that can be used to improve the education of diverse students by carrying out systematic, thorough, and critical reviews of research related to the themes. Seven synthesis teams were created, each involving researchers, practitioners, and policy experts, to survey and critique the available research on a theme and make recommendations for future research agendas. The chapters in this volume report on the work of the team charged with reviewing research on the language and academic development of students who come to school with no proficiency or limited proficiency in English; that is, English language learners (ELLs). The volume reviews and summarizes scientific research on three fundamental aspects of the education of ELL students: their oral language development, their literacy development, and their academic development.
A synthesis of research on academic achievement in second language…
If we are to make a strong case for music education, we cannot do so merelyby focusing on its cultural value to civilization. We cannot do so by justdiscussing what it does for the human spirit. We must begin to use theinformation at hand from th e cognitive sciences. We need to carry on researchon the academic achievement of music students and make that information broadlyavailable to all those engaged in educational planning and practice. We need tonote the results of music education in the improved development of higher orderthinking skills, including analysis, synthesis, logic, and creativity; improvedconcentration and lengthened attention spans; improved memory and retention;and improved interpersonal skills and abilities to work with others incollaborative ways.