Some educators argue the importance of connecting new information to English Learners own cultural backgrounds in order to make content concepts meaningful. Others disagree, stating that students relate more to popular American influences than they do to their parents traditional cultural practices. What are some merits and problems with these positions? What about ELs born in the United States who have never lived in their native cultural setting?

Some educators argue the importance of connecting new information to English Learners own cultural backgrounds in order to make content concepts meaningful. Others disagree, stating that students relate more to popular American influences than they do to their parents traditional cultural practices. What are some merits and problems with these positions? What about ELs born in the United States who have never lived in their native cultural setting?








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