Date of Award


Document Type

Education 590 Project

Degree Name

Master of Education



First Advisor

Tyler, Jo

Major or Concentration



The population of students who speak a language other than English is accelerating. With inclusion, these students spend the majority of their school day in the mainstream classroom where they receive much of their literacy instruction. However, research shows that mainstream classroom teachers are not being adequately trained to meet the needs of this population of students, resulting in misguided perceptions of ELs' needs for reading instruction. This research provided teachers and school administrators with an understanding of the attitudes mainstream teachers carry in regards to ELs and presents suggestions for training teachers to improve their reading instruction of ELs and their self efficacy.

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