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Thursday, October 14, 1999

8:30-8:45

Welcome and Introductions

Ulric Neisser, Cornell University

Forum Co-Chair

William Trent, University of Illinois

Forum Co-Chair

Dennis Beatrice, SRI International

8:45-9:45

Population Characteristics, Social Goals, and Educational Treatments for English-Language Learning Students

Moderator—James Kadamus,

NY State Department of Education

Kenji Hakuta

Stanford University

  • What terminology is used to designate students for whom English is a non-native language?

  • What are the language backgrounds and family characteristics of these students?

  • What social and educational goals have been articulated for English-language learning students in American schools?

  • What are the educational backgrounds and what is the character and quality of the educational services provided to English-language learners?

9:45-10:15

Discussion

10:15-10:30

Break



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