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Title: An Evaluation of the Transitional Language Center Program in the Saint Paul Public Schools: Final Report
Authors: Bigelow, Martha
Ngo, Bic
Wahlstrom, Kyla
Ingram, Debra
Whitehouse, Elizabeth M.
Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement
Keywords: school structures and services
Transitional Language Center
Saint Paul Public Schools
bilingual education
Hmong people
academic achievement
English-language learners
Issue Date: 18-May-2007
Publisher: University of Minnesota, Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement
Abstract: In anticipation of the arrival of approximately 1,000 Hmong newcomers from the Wat Tham Krabok refugee camp in Thailand, the Saint Paul Public School District in Minnesota, worked with the community to develop an education program that would specifically address the needs of these students. The resulting program, the Transitional Language Center (TLC), was established at five elementary schools during the 2004-2005 academic year as a temporary educational model for the newcomers. In spring 2005, the district contracted with the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement to conduct an evaluation that compared the TLC model with the Language Academy (LA) model already in use by the district.
Description: Submitted to the English Language Learners Department Saint Paul Public Schools in Minnesota. The study was a collaboration between CAREI staff members and faculty from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/4321
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