|TITLE:||CLASSROOM TEACHER PREPARATION: ARE THEY PREPARED FOR ELL STUDENTS IN THE CLASSROOM?|
|PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR:||DOOLAN, PEGGY|
File Created: October 27, 2013|
Department Chair Action Date: November 1, 2013
Current Status: Expedited Approval Granted
Action Date: November 2, 2013
Approval Expiration Date: May 1, 2014
|Confidentiality||Data are not linked to individuals|
STATEMENT OF PURPOSEThe purpose of this research is to explore how effective the current knowledge and skills of the general teacher is when teaching second language learners. The intent of this proposed study is to explore the basis of the characteristics of second language development. The focus will be on how current teachers understand the relationship between the first and second language learners through their oral development, academic language and cultural diversity
STATEMENT OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGYI will administer a survey to random Missouri third grade teachers with and without ESL students. I will also administer the questionnaire to random university Education chairs to learn the process they go though to add and delete courses to the university curriculum. I will examine data for possible solutions to help prepare teachers for second language learners.
ANTICIPATED RISKS AND BENEFITSI will ensure the anonymity of the participants by using a web based survey engine. The participants will log on without using their names or school location. The participation in this research will be entirely voluntary. However, there is a risk some questions may make them feel uncomfortable. Participants do not have to answer any questions if they feel the question is too personal. If this study is submitted for publication the knowledge will be shared with participants before it is made widely available to the public.
SUBJECT SELECTIONI expect to have approximately 50 participants in the study. I will attempt to include third grade teachers from all regions of the state of Missouri. I have chosen third grade because this is the first year they are required to take standardized testing. I hope to have 25 University Education chairs respond from various universities across the United States and Missouri, including the eleven universities in Missouri with approved ESOL programs.
CONFIDENTIALITYIdentifiable data will be accessible only on my laptop which is password protected. Hard copies of data will be kept in a locked file cabinet. It is necessary for me to maintain a master list of schools and teachers I contacted so that I can access demographic data for later correlation. NOTE ABOUT THE INFORMED CONSENT FORM attached below and the letter of consent to be sent to the administrators of the school districts I will contact.
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