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English Language Learner Classmates and the Classroom Social Skills of Students with Disabilities (click on title to open article)

The article above describes social skills improved for kindergarten children with a disability when more English language learners were in the classroom with them.  While English language learners’ social skills didn’t change as a result of having children with a disability in their classroom.  As a result, researchers concluded that schools should focus attention the characteristics of students who perform well and not as well in classroom settings to see if their is a pattern, and then to work on strategies that will help all students do well.

Source: Teachers College Record Volume 117 Number 7, 2015, p. 1-40
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 17960, Date Accessed: 9/16/2016