" The kids are terrific: It's the job that's tough": The ELL teacher role in an urban context

Edison J. Trickett, Emma Rukhotskiy, Ansuk Jeong, Ana Genkova, Ashmeet Oberoi, Traci Weinstein, Yanelet Delgado

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Abstract

The present study depicts an ecological portrait of the work lives of 16 ELL high school teachers in an urban context in the United States. Results suggest that their work lives take place within a complex school ecology which affects the kinds of activities they engage in and the opportunities they have to support their students. In this context they demonstrate an unusual dedication to aiding students and their families in activities related to the transition to a new country. The paper concludes with recommendations for future research explicating further the school ecology of this group of teachers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-292
Number of pages10
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ELL teacher
  • Public school
  • Work characteristics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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