Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence

CREDE Research Projects Conducted at CAL

Newcomers: Language and Academic Programs for Recent Immigrants

Deborah Short, Center for Applied Linguistics
Additional Contact: Beverly Boyson, Center for Applied Linguistics

This study documented newcomer programs for recently arrived secondary students with limited English proficiency and the ways in which these programs promote student transitions into U.S. schools. The study identified secondary-level newcomer programs, examined their administrative, instructional, and sociocultural features, and compared their programs with traditional programs serving LEP students.


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Establishing an Effective Newcomer Program


Secondary Newcomer Programs: Helping Recent Immigrants Prepare for School Success


Secondary School Newcomer Programs in the United States


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Secondary School Newcomer Programs book cover

Secondary School Newcomer Programs
in the United States

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Creating Access

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Visit the Immigrant Education Topic Section on CAL's Web site.

Search the newcomer database created by CAL as part of its work with CREDE.