Survey research to assess secondary school teachers' disposition and readiness for teaching mathematics to English Language Learners

Rosa I Gonzalez, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

Our society is built with ethnic minorities who in many cases do not speak English. This is the case of ELL students who need to learn mathematics. ELLs need to learn math and teachers are a major part of that process. The purpose of the study was to identify mathematics teachers’ beliefs and teaching practices with respect to ELLs. A survey on ELL Education was administered to 42 grade 6-10 educators who attended a summer inservice in July 2009. The survey questions were then categorized into six groups related to the research questions and analyzed with SPSS to address a conclusion. Through a statistical analysis, the researcher concluded that teachers’ beliefs and practices are generally aligned with best practices for teaching ELLs mathematics. An appropriate adjustment must be done with the survey to have a sufficient number of questions for every research category.^

Subject Area

Education, Bilingual and Multicultural|Education, English as a Second Language

Recommended Citation

Gonzalez, Rosa I, "Survey research to assess secondary school teachers' disposition and readiness for teaching mathematics to English Language Learners" (2009). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1473865.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1473865

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